Friday, July 09, 2021

Stumped

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook


“My dear fellow,” said Sherlock Holmes as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, “I am stumped”.

“And yet I am not convinced,” I answered. “The great Sherlock Holmes stumped?”

“Well perhaps flummoxed then” he replied taking down the old and oily clay pipe, and, having lit it, he puffed away.

“But Holmes, why?”  I questioned.

Sherlock Holmes chuckled.

“I am convinced this is the work of the Purple Wraith.  She who posts pictures online every week, seeking precisely one hundred words. I fear this week, I too have been lost for words.”

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

It's Sandra's photo this week, she who spins out impossibly good fiction each week that just leaves us wanting more. 

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16 comments :

  1. Beware the purple wraith

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    1. Beware the wrath of the wraith :-)

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  2. Excellent way of getting around it ;-)

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    1. One way or the other :-) Thanks for reading.

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  3. Hah, we all get stumped by the purple wraith from time to time. Fun piece.

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  4. Dear Subroto,

    The Purple Wraith has read your complaint and doesn't care. The solution's elementary. Write on. Write on.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Ha! Ha! Thanks for the write advice Rochelle.

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  5. not a total loss. you ended up writing something anyway. :)

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    1. Not entirely stumped then :-) Thanks for reading Plaridel.

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  6. This was very clever. I enjoyed the reveal!

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    1. Thanks Brenda I am glad you liked it.

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  7. I do believe Mr Holmes' suspicion is correct :-) The Purple Wraith strikes again!

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