Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Post 1585. Tuesday August 22

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers




As I stood gazing at the big house beyond the fence, a man sidled up to me.

'Magnificent isn't it'

'Sorry?' I said.

'Magnificent; the house. It's deserted now you know'

'Is it?' I said.

'Yes,' he replied. 'In any room, the Master could tug a chain and a bell rang in the kitchen. The butler went to the room and received his instructions. Parsons was his name. Parsons'

'Was it' I said as I started walking away. He followed me.

'There was a cook in the kitchen. Mrs Jones. She prepared the Master’s food and Parsons took it to his room'

'Really' I replied pretending to seem interested.

'The Master of the house was Lord Harrington' he continued. 'Lord Harrington died of food poisoning. Deliberate the police said. Mrs Jones was blamed and went to prison'

'And Parsons?' I asked.

'He disappeared' he muttered as he walked away.



Word count 149


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28 comments:

  1. Great story I get a hunch that I know where Parsons is

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    1. That would be my guess as well.

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  2. AHA. The butler did it. Or was he the dinner? I sense a theme here, lol.

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  3. Why do I think Parson's closer than believed? Nice write

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  4. As the food go-between I think Parsons should have attracted a bit more suspicion. Nice story!

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  5. Seems Parsons is hiding in plain sight! Great story Keith!

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    1. I couldn't put it better myself! Thanks PJ

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  6. Its the butler.
    And I am Sherlock :P
    Nice read

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    1. You clearly missed your true vocation! Cheers Mrs D.

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  7. Empty mansions are their eerie stories. very well written, Keith.



    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/08/community-kitchen.html

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    1. They are pretty creepy places! Thanks Kalpana

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  8. Dropping hints for us is it Keith? Nicely done! :)

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    1. ...a few here and there! Really pleased you liked it.

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  9. He probably had no option but to disappear :)

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    1. That was the most sensible thing to do. Cheers Reena

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  10. Interesting tale and a great ending.

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  11. I guess the narrator should probably run. You can never trust a stranger's instincts, after all.
    Great story , Keith .

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  12. Shadows tell many a tales. interesting story-line.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/08/community-kitchen.html

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  13. Great tale - enjoyed reading this.

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    1. I'm pleased Thanks so much for yor picture.

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