Wednesday 3 November 2021

Child's Play

There was a lot of crime in the city.

One person was responsible.

"I'll leave clues. Catch me if you can."

The police were trying. 

They believed it would be child's play for detective Leela.


Detective Leela stared at the given photograph trying to decipher.

Photo Prompt- Jennifer Pendergast

The culprit seemed to be rather crude, or was he highly intelligent? 

What sort of a game?

What was she missing?


"Detective Leela! There has been a mistake!" the police officer called her.

"Okay. Please tell me."

"I sent you my son's accidental click by mistake. Please check your email for the correct photograph."

100 Words Story for the Friday Fictioneers

What do the pencil-drawn circles in the given image above remind you of? 

I thought of "Set Theory" in Mathematics and first thought of writing a story based on that!

Happy Diwali everyone! Here is wishing lots of happiness and prosperity for all.

Diwali is the 'Festival of Lights'. Though it is a Hindu festival, apart from Indians and India, it is celebrated by many all over the world. Gods are worshipped, lamps are lit, crackers are burst, new clothes are worn, and there are sweets and treats and lots more...


  1. At least it wasn't from the other folder of his wife

  2. Haha, love the everyday mistake :-)

  3. Haha! An easy mistake to make. Well done, Anita.

  4. Haha! Good one about how we can possibly read anything into anything, given the context we're given. :)
    Happy Diwali!

  5. Just when I was thinking the perpetrator was Father Christmas in the playroom with a piece of lego, I saw your closing sentence!

  6. An easy mistake to make! Or wait - perhaps it wasn't a mistake - perhaps the villain has an accomplice in the police!
    Have a great Diwali.

  7. Ha! I was looking forward to how that diagram would get deciphered.

  8. What a great use of the prompt, well done, Anita.

  9. heehee, imagine if she'd come up with an elaborate theory on the back of the kids' artwork.

  10. Happy Diwali, Anita! Loved this story: it's not easy being a detective when they send you the wrong clues!

  11. Ahh! Good one! Love twists!! Hard to solve a case with the "wrong click" ;-)

  12. Dear Anita,

    Leela's a good detective but even she needs the right clues.



  13. Love that ending. Happens more than we realize!

  14. Hehehe, just imagine if she had solved the case based on this picture. Love it.

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