365 days of Flower Photography: Day 191

Seven days of lilies : Day 3



The curious case of a poisonous housefly

“He died of cyanide poisoning.”

“My master might have lost his family in a recent tragedy but he is not weak-hearted. He wouldn’t have committed suicide.”

“Who said suicide? The poison was in his supper!”

“I was here until supper. Master asked me to retire so I left early. The cook’s been working here for more than a decade and she’s loyal.”

“There is no sign of forced entry nor I found traces of cyanide in the kitchen.”

“Wait… My master was talking about a fly!”

“What fly?”

“A housefly. The doors and windows are shut before sunset. There are no flies around. And not just my master, I too heard a fly buzzing around.”

“Oh no! Not another murder by Jack the Flipper!”

“Jack the what?”

“His M.O is killing by poison. He trains houseflies. Injects them with cyanide and lets them into the house of his victim. The fly then sits on the food and poisons it with cyanide.”

“Oh! There was a dead fly on the keyboard this morning. I  …”

“You… what is it?”

“My son trains houseflies…”

Now we are even!

“So..how’s life?”

“You mean, how am I still alive? “

“Come on, Meg, I thought we were not meant to be together. Was our divorce a mistake?”

“Of course not!”

“Meg! It is pretty hot today, isn’t it! Gosh, I am feeling dizzy.”

“I just jabbed an icicle into your carotid artery. You will slowly bleed to death. The cops will think that it is the handy work of the famous stiletto killer.”

“Why, Meg?”

“Jay, two years ago, you tried to kill me. Now we are even! “



Word Count: 87

Image Credits: Dale Rogerson

Kitty learns to drive!

Kitty turned 2 last month. We cats have nine lives so when I say “Kitty turned 2”, what I really mean is 2×9=18, she turned 18!! So, as a responsible citizen of the cat world, I told her that its high time she learned to drive a car. Mommy is not going to be around forever so kitty should learn to stand on her own feet! She corrects me by saying that cats have paws, not feet! Kids!! Kittens!!

So, I give her my car keys. Before jumping into the plush seats I tell her to trim her nails. I do not want a single scratch on my rat-leather seats, you see! Then, I teach her the ABCs – Accelerator, Brake and Clutch. So off we go, driving slowly.. there is not much traffic so kitty says “Mommy, you know that scene from fast and furious? I want to re-enact that scene” and before I could say no, she pressed hard on the accelerator. After a while, red-and-blue-blinking-lights car, the one that goes “woop woop”, started following us!


Word Count: 174

Image Credits: Enisa