20 August 2007

A whodunnit

Last night I discovered that my room has been the scene of a terrible crime (or at least a cover-up). I noticed a strange smell when I went to bed, and when I finally discovered the source of it, it turned out to be a dead, headless mouse under my bed. Lovely. Just the thing you want to clean up at 1 AM. Dunno how long it's been there, but judging by the smell, it's been a while.

No, don't worry. I won't post pics of it.

After checking the floor for fingerprints, the murder weapon and any other clues, I've come up with three suspects:

Suspect #1 (pillow; homemade; yellow, blue and green) was discovered at the scene of the crime, but claims not to have seen anything. The suspect does not have an alibi for the time of death.

Suspect #2 (sword; cheap replica of Sting) was also found in the same room, does not have an alibi and might actually be both murderer and murder weapon.

And, finally, suspect #3 (housecat - Felis silvestris catus - black and white; nine years old). This suspect was found far away from the scene of crime. However, the suspect has a record as a killer of various small animals. (Last confirmed killing: Squirrel - Sciurus vulgaris - on 6. August 2007)

I'm still waiting for forensics to finish the autopsy, and then I'll start interrogating the suspects.

Where's Hercule Poirot when you need him? Lol.

Also, after today I'm sure that this school year will be worse than last. I have very few lessons this year - only 29 a week - but of course they're all early in the morning and late in the afternoon, so my timetable resembles a Swiss cheese. What the hell am I supposed to do with those free hours in the middle of the day? Homework, according to my teachers. Playing cards, according to my friends. Probably the latter.

Of course I still have the same history teacher; though this year we have modern history so she won't be able to make the Roman empire seem dreadfully boring - yes, she actually manages that(!) My new physics teacher is apparently even worse than the one I had last year, and I'm having my doubts about the chemistry teacher as well.

I'm looking forward to June 2008.


Gabriele C. said...

I think it was the cat. She looks way too cute and innocent - that's always a sign for a bad consciousness. ;)

You know what? Write those stupid teachers into your novel and kill them off. Slowly.

The llama is cute. I fed it some hay.

Gabriele C. said...

Celede, there's the Dutch Wikipedia article about Catualda, and I have problems with a few words and phrases:


Militaire steun tegen Catualda kreeg hij echter niet

Could you help me, please? The rest reads more like a funny sort of German. *grin*

Celedë Anthaas said...

I still think the pillow did it, lol.

Vijanden = enemies

Militaire etc. = However, he did not get any military support against Catualda.

Any other bits you want me to translate? :)

Gabriele C. said...

Thanks, I think I got the rest. Dutch isn't that difficult. And I obviously need some tea, or I should have guessed vijanden - it's Feinde in German. :)

Celedë Anthaas said...

Mhm... tea...