The Master Assassin

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

I had a clear view from my vantage point, and as soon as my target would get out of his car, I would take my shot. The ground was slippery due to the frost, so his bodyguards wouldn’t be able to react very fast. I stood still as a rock, not moving a muscle.

And so, when the cops said FREEZE two hours later, I would have laughed if I could, for just like the water in the branches, I had found myself frozen to the ground as my target’s car rolled in, unable to move a muscle.


98 words.

Written for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a story in 100 words or less 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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34 Responses to The Master Assassin

  1. Nikita says:

    Good read!

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Foiled by the weather as much as the cops. Good one.

  3. Hah! Serves him right. 🙂

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  4. draliman says:

    Ha, he didn’t think that one through completely! Maybe next time some sort of heated footwear…

  5. Dear Anurag,

    I couldn’t help laughing at the hit man’s plight. Good one.



  6. Alice Audrey says:

    So much for the best laid plans. Now he’s really in a fix.

  7. granonine says:

    Ha! He’ll have a lot of time to consider how he messed up on that assignment 🙂

  8. Jelli says:

    Hehaha! Oops, failure to completely evaluate and gauge what was needed. poor sot.

  9. uh oh! Didn’t take all factors into account… must not have been a professional! Well done! 😉

  10. Dale says:

    Ha ha! Now that’s gonna be hard to explain!

  11. plaridel says:

    he wasn’t a master assassin after all. 🙂

  12. Fluid Phrase says:

    Hahaha! That’s funny 🙂

  13. Laurie Bell says:

    Wow. Great twist! Clever tale

  14. Joy Pixley says:

    Interesting twist! True, that we can be so focused on one aspect that we totally miss another — like the risks of freezing if we stay that still outside in the cold.

  15. pennygadd51 says:

    It’s not often we have a chance to laugh at a hitman! Nice one!

  16. Jan Vanek says:

    As I read your last line, I couldn’t help but picture Inspector Clouseau. I love the twist of humor at the end!

  17. Liz Young says:

    Saved by the cold! Love it!

  18. Sounds like this fellow really needs to work on his arrival timing and factor in existing weather conditions. being two hours early for anything usually leads to complications.

  19. Hahah. Good story. I guess he hadn’t thought that he could freeze. Loved the humour.

  20. -Eugenia says:

    Well done and it’s good to meet you. Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

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