Wednesday 27 January 2021

The Smart Assistant

A business tycoon was found dead in his office-room.

The CCTV had been tampered.

“Do you notice anything unusual here?” the police asked his personal assistant when she arrived at the crime scene.

One look at his room and she pointed at the packaged water-bottle.

Photo- Marie Gail Stratford

“Sir never used plastic-bottles or packaged water. He always drank boiled water from a glass bottle that he carried from home.”

“May be today he had forgotten to get his bottle?”

Shaking her head, she said, “He wouldn’t even touch one of those.”

“The murderer must have left his fingerprints on the bottle”, she concluded.

100 words story for Friday Fictioneers 

There is more to what meets the eye. What do you think? 


  1. Maybe the murderer wore gloves? But, then again, if they were careless enough to leave their refreshment behind, probably not

  2. Maybe fingerprints, maybe DNA, not too smart!

  3. Nice imagined scene from the prompt, but they really should have been more careful if they were planning to commit murder!

  4. I wish all murderers were this dumb!

  5. She knows her boss well, doesn't she?



  6. DNA, especially if the cap had been removed and the assassin took a drink. That's a smart assistant!

  7. I reckon that was found in the street by the villain and brought in to mislead the cops!

  8. DNA - we chose the same theme in a way!

  9. Hard to get anything past that sir's assistant, I bet.

  10. I reckon she did it. She knows a little too much...


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