BlogAdda "who dunnit" Mystery contest

Sunday, May 16, 2010





















With reference to the BlogAdda WhoDunnit Mystery contest at (http://blog.blogadda.com/2010/05/12/a-mystery-fiction-contest-whodunnit).

I continued to think, just like Hercule Poirot may have thought in this situation. I started arranging the clues together. Slowly something started oozing up from my mind.

Both were looking the same, with their identical white outfits. No one can tell who was who other than the bullet-pendant Lila was wearing.

Of course the mis-shapen beads on the floor of the bathroom shows, the bead necklace was hurriedly pulled off from her neck. But, I haven't seen her wearing that all the time, rather Sia was wearing the bead necklace.
The mangled arm-band must have been removed in hurry.
And the open bejeweled case is where I got stuck for sometime, must be something precious, very precious for her. May be the pendant with the bullet or the arm-band.
The cup of tea she offered me was kept beside the bed on a stool just on the way to the bathroom, beside the only chair I sat.

I have started perspiring I can figure out something, something so terribly frightening, I am loosing my breath.

The crumpled scarf beneath the pillow is the weapon of murder. It must had been soaked with liquid HCN that killed Sia, the identical twin sister of Lila.

Lila had put the scarf on her face. She started struggling, the arm-band fell down, mangled. I can still recall when I have last saw Lila, she was not wearing the band.

Sia struggled towards the bed, on the way must have knocked down the cup.

Then Lila must have kept the scarf under the pillow, and reached for the bejeweled case of the cabinet to get the band. She took out the bead necklace and put her bullet pendant on the then dead Sia's neck, for that is how we could have recognized Lila.

But why had she needed to open the case? Oh, must be the identical band Sia was wearing that night. And of course the other bullet necklace.

My heart is pounding faster than ever, Lila is not murdered. She cannot be killed. When Sia came out of the room, it was actually Lila.

She went off and came back through the back door and entered the bathroom. Hurried to take out the bead necklace from her neck, but unfortunately it was torn. That's why the
stray mis-shapen beads on the floor of the bathroom.

Then she came out of the room again as herself wearing the second necklace, but after committing such a task
she looked withdrawn and anxious.

The ancestral property of more than a hundred crore will totally be her now, in a new facade of Sia. Now she can do the extremely costly required treatment of the "virus" (and it's curable now) and also live a rather happy life Sia lived.

I need to tell it to the police and others, immediately.

34 comments:

nivedithasperceptions May 17, 2010 at 12:57 AM  

Wow! that's quite a twist!
I've written it rather plainly! :)
But it's damn fun na!

Nice reading you! :)

sushobhan roy May 17, 2010 at 6:36 AM  

wow! amazing twist.. Liked reading it..very different angle indeed.. participating in this contest was fun.. All the best buddy..:)

Shankha May 17, 2010 at 7:25 AM  

@nivedithasperceptions: Thanks a lot for reading mine! Yes, it's full of fun. Would like to participate in such competitions time and again.

Shankha May 17, 2010 at 7:26 AM  

@sushobhan roy: Thanks for the comment! Yes, the contest is excellent. Will love to participate time and again!

spirit.alive91 May 17, 2010 at 2:44 PM  

Wow that does make sense...good going :)

Megha May 17, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

wow...i never thought of this...there are so many new angles to this story... Great job and All the best!

Shankha May 17, 2010 at 4:27 PM  

@spirit.alive91: Thanks for the comment! I liked your story too!

@Megha: Thanks for commenting! I liked your story!

Punit Dubey May 17, 2010 at 10:47 PM  

wat a story-teller you are! Bravo! I liked your line of imagination and presentation....too good!

Chatterbox May 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM  

The best of this story is it is open ended and let's everyone enjoy guessing the plot as they please.

Though I differ from your plot, but I thoroughly enjoyed your very interesting narration.

Best wishes for the contest :)

Avada Kedavra May 18, 2010 at 10:26 AM  

Hey you have a different perspective too. Even I have a doubt that Lila might have killed Sia. Lets see what the author had in mind. It was fun participating in this.

Shankha May 18, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

@Punit Dubey: Thanks Punit. I was participating in this because I am going to write such a story myself.

@Chatterbox: Thanks for reading and commenting! And of course for the best wishes.

Shankha May 18, 2010 at 11:32 AM  

@Avada Kedavra: Thanks for reading and commenting!

Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 5:22 PM  

That's a nice line of thought you have :-) All the best!

Thanks for commenting on my entry too!

aneesha May 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

wow.. thats quite a twist.. but wasn't sia there with everyone???? they wouldve noticed if only one sister came out of the room...

Shankha May 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

@Anonymous: After writing the end of this mystery, your name remaining as one unsolved mystery again! Thanks.

@Aneesha: I decided to write in my own way. I emphasized on "Among all of us, she escaped Lila earliest.", though it was written on that sense.

vani May 18, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

hi,thanks for your comments.you have a nice plot here...all the best!

soumya May 18, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

Woa! ancestral link.. thats quite some motive. :)

Shankha May 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

@vani: Thanks!

@Soumya: This is just my imagination. Not what the story was meant for.

Jyothi May 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

Congrats on winning. Interesting ending. I was dying to know who the winner will be.. :)

Ugich Konitari May 26, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

Congratulations on a wonderful win !

BullsEye May 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM  

Hey Congrats on the Win !! Loved how you seamlessly continued the story where it was left and brought it to its logical (yet painfully laborous, i can imagine) end..Great work.

Shankha May 26, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

@Jyothi : Thanks a lot. I never dream of wining.

@Ugich Konitari : Thanks madam! I am really happy!

@BullsEye: Thanks! Yes, it was laborious! But the best award is playing the "Little Belgian" from Kolkata.

Swaram May 26, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

Congratulations. Well written.
Its so clear and makes u believe this is what happened .. there's no other way to it! Well deserved win :)

Shankha May 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM  

@Swarm : Interestingly enough, this was not the desired answer to the given problem. Thanks a lot.

sushobhan roy May 26, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

Congrats man..:)
A well deserved victory i wud say..:)

sakshi May 27, 2010 at 12:33 AM  

An interesting view point indeed Hercule Poirot :). Congratulations for winning the contest.

Shankha May 27, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

@sushobhon roy : Thanks for the comment, though many of us think this is not well deserved, for it is violating the T&C.

@sakshi: Thanks for calling me my most favorite character ever "Mr. Hercule Poirot". That is the best prize, I deserve.

aneesha May 27, 2010 at 8:57 PM  

congrats on the win!!! awesome story..

Tintu's May 27, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
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soumya May 27, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

Congrats Shanka! Please do keep writing :)

sakshi May 27, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

Hee...hee coz he is one of my fave character too and glad I bumped into another fan!

Shankha May 28, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

@aneesha: Thanks a lot. Please feel free to read some more at your spare time, though none of them have a murder mystery.
@Tintu: Thanks for the (deleted) comment. Will expect more visits from you and a "comment" of course.

@Soumya: Thanks! I should have congratulated you... will do so!

@sakshi: Visited your "witty" post. All the best. And really after reading a lot of "Hercule Poirot" you always turn problems upside down.

island of peace June 5, 2010 at 12:54 AM  

you are a marvellous writer- this one was too good just like your all stories.

this is your first detective story, right?

congratulations for the award. i know you must have been the best. :)

Shankha June 5, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

@island of piece: Thanks for all your best wishes.

Yes, this one is my first "partial" detective story without a "detective", have already drafted one full detective story in mind.

Thanks again for the comment.

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