The Great Heist

2018 11 November 26th 2017

I snapped the neck of the first guard, shot the other one through the head, and climbing aboard the sailboat, drove it at breakneck speed towards the lighthouse. Few knew the secret hidden in this nondescript place- the real legendary Kohinoor diamond was stored here, away from the eyes of enterprising thieves and intrepid robbers. But not from mine.

I  knew that I just had a couple of minutes before someone raised an alarm, so speed was of the utmost essence. Raising a jet of water behind me, I was just about to reach the entrance to the lighthouse when I saw something that made me hit the brakes…hard.

I now stood there, fretting and fuming, unable to move forward.

And it was in this state of limbo that the Cops found me five minutes later and arrested me. As we turned the boat back towards the Docks, the Inspector asked me, “You were almost there, what on earth were you waiting for?”

I looked at him incredulously and replied, “For the signal to turn green of course. I already have two tickets against my name, one more and my license would have been cancelled!”


196 Words.

Narrator’s Note: This story is my first entry for the Sunday Photo Fiction Challenge. Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in 200 words or less. You can find further details at:


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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2 Responses to The Great Heist

  1. Oh dear. That gave me a laugh. I like it.

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