The Winner Takes It All?

“Which dinosaur of these two is more powerful?”

“The one on the right.”

“Which one is more graceful?”

“The one on the right.”

“Which one is a better hunter?”

“The one on the right.”

“Which one is more impressive?”

“The one on the right.”

“In a winner-takes-all fight, which one would you bet on?”

“The one on the right.”

“In a crunch situation, which dinosaur would you want on your side?”

“The one on the right.”

“If that is the case my love,” I said, turning towards my wife, “why are you forcing me to go on that stupid keto diet? You don’t want me to lose all the fat that I’ve earned through so much effort since childhood, and become like that loser dinosaur on the left, do you?”

The conversation reverberated in my mind again and again as I stood alone on the lonely bus-stop for my third change of buses for reaching home. Remind me never to ‘win’ an argument by being a smart-ass when my wife has the car keys.


175 words.

Written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, hosted by the amazing Priceless Joy. The challenge was to write a flash fiction story in 175 words or less, based on the weekly photo prompt given above. For more details, visit HERE.

To read the other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit 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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17 Responses to The Winner Takes It All?

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha – he makes a fair point though 🙂

  2. Dahlia says:

    Haha…very well narrated

  3. Hahahahaha! He should have won the argument! LOL! Cute story!

  4. I hope the went to to the bus stop on he left! Nice one

  5. The Chad says:

    Your last paragraph started and I braced for the worst. Glad he only got left behind. Nice job

  6. Ellespeth says:

    Love the keto sarcasm here.

  7. Meena says:

    Haha! You can never get better of the person who holds the keys! Enjoyed

  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    The ‘right’ rules the world presently. I read it as a great satire.

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