The Scales Fall (A Faux Poirot Mystery)

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

A 100-word, six-sentence mystery with apologies to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot.

The Scales Fall

“That one, she has had too much happiness, mon ami,” Poirot said, “it is time for the other foot to drop, n’est-ce pas?!”
“Can one have too much?!” I cried.
Mais non, Hastings, you see her there perched like a bird, but I ….”
Springing into a blur of action, Poirot tackled a passerby greeting her, extracting the poisoned dart between his fingers.
“I sense the balance of scales, the moment of the tipping,” Poirot said, panting, “and me, I was there to save her!”
But I always wondered, had the great Belgian detective planted evidence to make his case?

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76 thoughts on “The Scales Fall (A Faux Poirot Mystery)

  1. Shay wrote beautifully in her comment my thoughts exactly!
    Dora, you should roam that detective realm more often.
    Now that I am thinking about it…imagine a story that has each episode’s course decided by the majority of comments of the previous one…hmmm

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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      I feel I may have unfairly maligned his reputation. I’ll have to make it up to him in the future perhaps. Thank you.

      Aleichem shalom,


    1. Her stories can be addictive if you’re a mystery fan. I think I read all her books as a teenager but every once in a while, watch a movie/serial based on her novels. Thanks for reading, Jimmy.

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    2. She’s a quick read, good characters, and she does plant clues and red herrings along the way so that there’s a possibility you could arrive at the solution before the Great Detective! Her Miss Marple (an elderly sleuth with a sharp eye) mysteries are good too btw if you ever decide to pick one up.

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    3. Haha! Why not? For a Poirot mystery, you could start with Murder on the Orient Express and a favorite Miss Marple one is The Mirror Crack’d. Both are very entertaining, and you might even be stumped!! 🕵️

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