Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Years ago.....



Friday Fictioneers  (followed by Wordless Wednesday)







Years ago there were bells up there. Above each bell was the name of a room. In the room, you could tug a chain and make the bell ring. The butler went to the room and received instructions.

What was the butler’s name?

Parsons. 

There was a cook here and she had two helpers.

What was the cook’s name?

Mrs Jones.

She cooked the Master’s food and it would be taken to his room.

What was the Master’s name?

Lord Harrington.

What happened to them?

Parsons suddenly disappeared, Lord Harrington died a horrible death and Mrs Jones went to prison.


Word count 100

With apologies to Raina Ng for mucking around with the photo prompt!


  

23 comments:

  1. It was the bells that drove her to it. Answering like a trained dog for years.

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    1. The bells the bells...! Oh yes. Thanks for calling in Susan.

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  2. Wondering if, in true crime story fashion.... the butler did it?!

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    1. ......and blamed it on the cook? Maybe, just maybe! The gravy thickens!

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  3. It's always the butler.. always.. But you should never use hemlock in the kitchen, everyone knows that.

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  4. So many different ways to continue the tale, loved it! Inspires the inmaginaton!

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    1. I could have done with another hundred words! Yolanda!

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  5. Beautifully Written, Thought provoking

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  6. So it's true then? The butler did it. Nice one.

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    1. ...with the gong-bonger in the hallway! Cheers Subroto.

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  7. Clever story and very nice modifications on the photo prompt. It lends to the story.

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    1. Thank you. The paper lamp shades certainly had to go! Good of you to leave a comment Chris.

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  8. i hope the authorities got it right and mrs. jones went to jail as she should. she could have murdered mr. parsons as well.

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  9. Such a room just has to be a setting for foul play. I bet many of those downstairs wished revenge on their 'betters' upstairs. I love how you've unfolded this story.

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    1. I'm certain it went on. Thanks margitene.

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    1. Certainly is. Thanks for dropping by

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