#TellTaleThursday – 29th November 2018

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  • Write a story, complete in itself.
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  • The story should be up to 250 words.
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And today we have an exciting prompt. We are sure you will feel that way too!

“I think I have killed a man.” Use this sentence anywhere in your story.


Word count – 241 Words

Murder on the highway

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“I think I have killed a man,” she said nonchalantly.

“What? When? How?” I was stunned.

“Oh, it was a long time ago, maybe 15 years,” she shrugged.

“I am curious. How could you have killed a man?” I couldn’t resist asking her after the bomb she had dropped.

“It was nothing. I had partied the night before and had too much to drink. The next morning, I woke up late and rushed for my examination. I didn’t realise I was driving fast.”

“But, you would have been only 15 or 16 at that time. How you could have driven at that age?” I realised.

She shrugged again. “I have known how to drive since I was 15.”

“Not so well obviously!” I couldn’t resist remarking. She looked at me, obviously not pleased with the sarcasm.

“So, who did you kill?”

“A villager who was trying to cross the highway. I mean couldn’t he have seen there’s a car coming?”

“Yes, but he didn’t know the driver was under the influence of alcohol and in desperate need of sleep.”

“What happened?’

“Nothing. My father paid money to the poor man’s family, they were more than happy to take it and let me go scot-free.” She replied as if it was nothing, as if a man hadn’t died, as if she had all the right to do this.

“You didn’t think you had killed a man, you actually killed a man,” I said and left her standing at her door step.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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12 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 29th November 2018

  1. shravmusings says:

    Simply superb and the best answer to her casual attitude

  2. Priya says:

    An unapologetic and a casual confession. Some people no conscience or may be they do, but don’t care. Nicely done, Anshu.

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  4. Abhijit Ray says:

    She not only killed she also wrote her exam? Scenario is realistic because in India rich can get their kids out of a jam by paying money. That said, many a time victims also expect money, often exorbitant amount, as compensation more than justice. In a country where justice is slow, money often serves as a balm.

  5. Akshata Ram says:

    she said like like she asked for a cup of tea.. reminded me of Salman Khan. The casual attitude of people these days and having no regard for life of others has been captured aptly Anshu

  6. Shilpa Nairy says:

    So casual.. hope life will teach her meaning and value of one’s life.

  7. RUCHI NASA says:

    Liked the way it turned up! Fabulous

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