FaLaLaLaLa Foul Play

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FaLaLaLaLa Foul Play (99 words)


Oh, how I love Christmas murder mystery! Tonight, we’re doing FaLaLaLaLa Foul Play, and I’m playing Bad Elf 1.

Before we start, we munch on potluck goodies while Miss Emery offers beverages. She hands Stu his dirty martini. When he sips, his eyes widen, face slackens, then the lights go out.

Nice touch, Miss Emery.

(Why do people speak in excited whispers in the dark?)

Someone’s gasping breathlessly.

Someone’s hand clutches my bare leg.

I scream.


So realistic. Kudos.

The hand goes limp.

My foot tingles where the martini splashed.

Oh. Well. That can’t be good, can it?



Sascha Darlington

63 thoughts on “FaLaLaLaLa Foul Play

      1. my pleasure – and it is so fun when R uses a picture. not sure if you have submitted any to her, but it is fun because you never know if or when they will show up –

  1. A dirty martini! this is a serious ‘Who Dun It game, I wonder whose turn it will be next week. the circle of players must diminish as time passes…or have I missed the point?

    1. While I hadn’t intended that, in my first writing I did call it the Agatha Christie Christmas Party (which had to go because it was too many, inessential words), but we do know the mysteries she wrote.
      In my mind, it was just the usual murder mystery party gone wrong.
      But what’s in my mind doesn’t matter if the reader interprets it in a different way.
      Is this beginning to sound like a blog post? lol

  2. Almost laughing at the scenario… could it be a christmas edition of the old-time favorite “Clue” game… or something more sinister…. Love it! 🙂 <3

  3. Miss Emery may have dispensed the drink – but did she add the poison? I suspect the Stage Manager – or Props – or…well, actually more or less the whole cast had access to the props table.
    Fun story, Sascha!

    1. Thanks, Penny. Actually my intention is that it was one of those role-playing murder mystery games so there would probably be fewer options for the murderer.

      I appreciate your reading! 🙂

    1. Ha! I think doing a murder mystery game would be fun too, as long as no one was actually murdered. A dirty martini is with a bit of green olive juice put in and maybe an extra olive as well.
      Thanks, Jilly.

      1. My pleasure, Sascha. No I’m not, and I almost never drink martinis. A few in Brazil: they give you straight vermouth because it says Martini on the vermouth bottles. 🙂

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