Dark secret( 1 min read)


“Answer me!” The police officer shouted irritably at the maid.

The maid cleared his throat – “The door’d been locked from the inside since last evening…I broke it this morning and – “. He broke down.

“So, Mrs. Basu…why do you think your daughter might have committed suicide?” Asked the officer, motioning to the maid to leave the room.

She wiped the corner of her eyes – “she looked upset about something – “. Her voice choked.

“Wasn’t she your stepdaughter?” The officer smirked.

“What has that to do with anything?” She swallowed hard.

“Just confirming…” he grinned.

His gaze then shifted to the father – “Ah Mr. Basu!”

He remained silent.

“Rumor has it that she found out some of your dark secrets.” The officer winked.

“She was my daughter, officer!” Mr. Basu buried his face in his palms.

“This makes sense. She threatened you and killing her was the best – ”

Mrs. Basu stood up – “I beg you…don’t talk to him like that…” She put her hand on her husband’s shoulder.

After a minute, she excused herself and came out of the room.

Mr. Basu smiled and stretched his hand out to the officer – “you’re a commendable actor!”

“You’re paying me enough for it, Sir.”

“She was my niece…I adopted her after her parents’d died. Look what she did! She threatened to expose me. So I got her killed. How could I take a risk? Election’s just a month away!!”

“There’s nothing to worry anymore, sir”.

The officer smirked, checking his mobile from the corner of his eye.

Mrs. Basu smiled hearing their conversation on the other end of his phone.

“Poor thing! He has no idea that the officer is on my side. That adopted daughter of his is dead and he’ll soon go to jail. I get all his property.”


Word count – 300

Written for – JSW Prompt 5-15-2017





23 thoughts on “Dark secret( 1 min read)

  1. Nice story… ths is a second story i read since morning on victimised woman… sharing link here…


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    1. Thank you…I just gave that post a read, it’s truly great

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  2. Whoa! That was a rollercoaster!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  3. Excellent story even brings humour to a scene of tragedy.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  4. Just when I thought what an amazing plot, there was yet another surprise! Amazing story Sree!

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    1. Thank you 🙂

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  5. Double cross game nice twist its always hard to take in when a character dies but I understand that your work reflects the evil games of evil society. So nicely described.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂


  6. I love this! and all others I’ve read one after the other since morning! I love your work, instant follow.

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    1. Thank you so much 😊 it means a lot

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  7. I sooo loved the ending!!!! That was great!!

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    1. Thank you 😇😇

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  8. Reblogged this on A Writer's Life and commented:
    Another great response for JSW. Thanks for joining in and I apologize for the delay in responding.

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    1. Thank you so much for the reblog 😇

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  9. Satya ghotona abolombone…khube bhalo hoyche…

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  10. Lovely! There are many twists in the tale …

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    1. 🙂 thank you

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