A Burglary in the Barn

PHOTO PROMPT © What’s His Name

“Let me get this straight,” said the Inspector incredulously, “The burglars left your poorly protected castle alone, but blasted off the two-feet thick steel door of the barn? And stole what? Your hens?”

“Yes Inspector,” we replied.

“And you had this WC installed here, but no drainage for it?” he asked.

We simply nodded in agreement.

Still shaking his head in disbelief, he walked back towards the crime scene, while my wife and I looked at each other surreptitiously. How could we possibly tell him that among the hens that were stolen was our hen that lay the golden eggs!

This story has been written as a part of Friday Fictioneers, a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

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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31 Responses to A Burglary in the Barn

  1. Dale says:

    At least it would make sense to the poor inspector!

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    This explains the motive for the burglary!

  3. draliman says:

    Oh no, what a thing to have stolen! I don’t suppose, given their secrecy, it was insured for its full value either.

  4. Anna Rymer says:

    I love this!! The steel clad door particularly ha ha – so funny – the every day and the old fairy tale all meshed together 😃

  5. Moon says:

    A very fun read. 🙂

  6. Dear Anuragbakshi,

    I pity the hen who lays those golden eggs. Must be uncomfortable for her. 😉 I love a good twist on a fairy tale. Nicely done.



  7. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice take on the prompt, well done.

  8. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Ha, I understand the poor inspectors confusion. Great take on the prompt.

  9. Alice Audrey says:

    What a fix! There won’t be any help from the inspector, that’s for sure.

  10. Love this fairy story!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  11. Nan Falkner says:

    The hen that lays golden eggs is legendary – no wonder someone broke into the house. Wait a few days, and whoever buys a new Cadillac and a whole new wardrobe – you have your culprit! Very cute story – it was enjoyable! Thanks!

  12. yarnspinnerr says:

    It is always a fun to read another version of a fairy tale. Well done.

  13. I always thought it was a goose. Now the truth comes out. Thanks!

  14. granonine says:

    Does the hen lay her golden eggs in the toilet? That’s certainly a novel idea 🙂

    • Thanks granonine. Yes she does, she has been potty-trained, else she will start laying them randomly around, and we could get into trouble with the law as well as the lawless 🙂

  15. pennygadd51 says:

    You’ve given is a highly entertaining and different take on the prompt. Well done!

  16. Very imaginative story, nicely done!

  17. rgayer55 says:

    I guess the word about the hen got around. Now, all you have to do is find who they are selling the egss to.

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