Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

What do we have here, Watson.

Looks like a lot of junk, Holmes.

Jumble of objects, I am sure you will not decipher this one.

It is my business to know what other people don’t know, Watson.

Then enlighten me.

The Kaddish  –  Jewish household. The inconsonance – these have been collected after a catastrophe. The dirt residing on the ridges of the shells / objects contain different soil types – exposed to a storm of great magnitude.

Remnants of a household blown over by a tornado in Midwest US city lovingly collected and displayed.

I salute you, Holmes.

Words < 100

The spirit of Dr John H Watson and Mr. Sherlock Holmes flitted off to find new mysteries to solve.


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


26 thoughts on “Detection!

  1. Dear YS,

    You’ll be interested to know that my first novel, in the hands of a capable agent, has the working title, Please Say Kaddish for Me.
    Nice story. One word of crit. “Jew household” has an inflammatory feel to it. “Jewish household” please.

  2. Dear Aesop,

    If you wanted your MC to come off as bigoted and insensitive you chose the correct term for the household. Wondering about that, given the context of your story. Holmes comes to the Midwest? Good story.



    • This was ignorance of the nuances of language and completely unintentional. Already apologized to Rochelle.

      Fiction can often breakaway from the constraints of time and space.

      Thanks for the visit. 🙂

  3. Tad behind on my visits, trying to do them in reverse order…Thank you for yours.

    Usually I do not correct spelling but Jewish should have a capital ‘J’ as it is a name. I do like this and can imagine that any number of folks who have been flooded out in resent years, including those newly displace in Colorado may end up making up such a curio box if they can find anything left at all, if and when they can return.

    I’ll try to visit your other piece. At the moment I’m trying to start from bottom of the list, which is over 100 (e-mails) long.

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