03/11/2017

WHODUNNIT? a mystery in one hundred words

WHODUNNIT?

Colonel and Mrs DuCole lived outside Nether Mills in the Manor, which was a large house, but not large enough for them to share harmoniously.

Gerald played golf badly, his daily failure to reduce his handicap rendering him evil-tempered, and he hated Mildred’s collection of china. Every surface in the Manor was crammed with breakables, ranging from priceless porcelain to mass-produced pottery.

The day Gerald scored twenty over par he snapped, striking Mildred over the head with a souvenir from Clacton-on-Sea. Their gardener phoned the police-station.

“I know who did it – the Colonel in the library with a candlestick.”
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Yeah, yeah, I know - it's corny, but I've had a busy week. I am within reach of uploading my book A Volcanic Race to Amazon and as it's my first venture into self-publishing it has been a tad stressful!
This week's Friday Fictioneers photo prompt comes from Sarah Ann Hall and was published on Rochelle's blog  https://rochellewisoff.com/

33 comments:

  1. I thought it would be putter on all the breakables. Great read.

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    1. That would have been a less violent reaction.

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    2. That was what I expected as well,

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  2. Thanks for the chuckle ��

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    1. Thanks Linda - enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Haha, excellent vignette. Good luck with the self-publishing, it will be worth all the effort!

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    1. If I can get CreateSpace to accept my document, which has been edited - professionally - to within an inch of its life!

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  4. I like your description of the Manor
    "which was a large house, but not large enough for them to share harmoniously." What a great way of telling us that no house would have been big enough for them to share harmoniously!

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    1. Thanks Penny - I've known a few couples who couldn't inhabit neighbouring towns without fighting!

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  5. Dear Liz,

    All the clues were there. I laughed out loud. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  6. LOL. It may have been corny but it raised a laugh and I didn't see it coming.

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  7. Is the gardener calling to report the devastation to Mildred or the fine china? Either way, Gerald needs to be locked up. Good one. - Russell

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  8. I have a feeling that Gerald will not be believed.... (for good reasons)

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    1. 'It wasn't me, Constable,' doesn't hold much water when you're caught with the victim's blood spattered all over you.

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  9. This was corny. And funny!

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    1. You're the second one to tell me it's corny. I will have to do better next time.

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  10. It is corny but funny. Great words though and descriptions, just a groan at the ending. Made me laugh, thanks

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Michael. I'm still waiting for someone to notice the corniest bit - the Colonel's surname!

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  11. Corny or not, it had me laughing. Loved it.

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