Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Story Idea - The Curious Case of the Elderly Pilferers

Recently retired couple are having an idyllic life of peace and joy. One day, while watching a tv program, they find that they have both lived rather boring lives and that they need to spice it up - do something interesting and exciting. Also do something they always wanted to - make an impact on this society which they are not happy with at all - they feel the rich have too much and the poor have too little. They hit upon an ingenious idea to solve both their desires.

Their nephew Rohit is an aspiring detective. He does not have enough work. In all the cases that he solves, he normally finds some humanitarian cause and lets the perpetrators go away. One day he comes upon a curious case when a client calls him over. The client, an honest government servant, suddenly finds that his bank locker has been tampered with. When asked what he lost, the government servant tells him that he found a large sum of money in his locker which is not his. The only clue is that his favorite god's picture is left behind. Will anyone believe him now if he says that it is not his? Can the detective find out who did this?

As cases of money appearing suddenly in honest people's homes increases, news of the divine hand intervening spreads. But is that all there is to this tale? Or is there some Robin Hood who is somehow accessing undisclosed money and distributing it to honest and needy people? Rohit finds out that the modern day Robin Hoods are really at work with some ingenious methods. And perhaps they are committing the perfect crime - where the victims are not complaining. The only problem is that the beneficiaries are.


Rajendra said...

good one.

Anonymous said...

Ayn Rand has begun to turn in her grave (for the hundredth time)..on hearing these words..

Ref: Ragnar Danneskjöld's rant against Robin Hood in Atlas Shrugged.

Harimohan said...

Thanks Anon. Good for Ayn Rand. But if it helps her and Mr. Ragnar, we could keep the Robin Hood angle out and simply shuffle the loot around - money goes and jewels come in, papers go and micro films come in etc. Anything to keep the elderly pilferers happy.

I must however confess I am not yet acquainted with Mr. Ragnar and his rantings - having given up on Atlas Shrugged on one or two previous attempts. Maybe the time has come!

Harimohan said...

Raja, Thanks.