Gratitude

Photo Copyright: Victor & Sarah Potter

I woke up with a start to find myself still in the cave, but surrounded by bright lights, and holding them… giants…lots of giants.

Even in my befuddled state, I tried to look for an escape route, but there was none. I felt like I was caught in a spider’s web. I would have laughed at the irony if I wasn’t so scared!

One giant came forward, and pointed a huge sword towards me.

I must be going crazy, for this giant looked rather familiar.

And then, King Robert the Bruce said in a booming voice, “Arise, Sir Spider!”

*************************************************************************************100 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a short story of 100 words or less, based on the photo prompt given above.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

 

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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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58 Responses to Gratitude

  1. draliman says:

    Phew! Nice build up and a surprise ending 🙂

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A different take indeed, and a fresh spin on an old myth.

  3. Moon says:

    Now the giants makes perfect sense. Lovely, imaginative story, Anurag.

  4. neilmacdon says:

    One wee dram too much for him, I’m thinking

  5. pennygadd51 says:

    Haha! Lovely twist, Anurag! A novel take on the prompt. Well done.

  6. So this is the story of King Robert from the spider’s perspective. Very nice and novel!

    • Eggjaktly, but more of what happened next, after the king had won the war and reclaimed his kingdom. I would like to believe he would have come back to thank the spider in some form 🙂

  7. Sandra says:

    Nicely done! I wasn’t expecting that.

  8. Ha ha – that was fun and so unexpected! Well done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  9. plaridel says:

    even in the midst of giants and feeling small, i hope he rises to the occasion. <wink) if you know what i mean. 🙂

  10. rgayer55 says:

    a totally different take on the prompt. Nicely done.

  11. Well, I didn’t see that ending coming. Love your take on the image.

  12. Nice story and a lovely twist at the end. The best kind!

  13. Dear Anurag

    I didn’t see that ending coming. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  14. You got me with the twist at the end. Great story.

  15. I just loved that twist. It made me smile 🙂

  16. prior.. says:

    this was awesome =- and quite an adventure dream – but your words had a nice flow and bounced with tempo – arise amigo

  17. Super way to go with the prompt …. clever, Anurag.
    I enjoyed it. Well done …
    Isadora 😎

  18. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Sir Spider has a nice ring to it but a lifetime supply of bugs would have been nice.

  19. Dan Bohn says:

    Better to be a live “Sir Spider” than a dead human. Great ending.

  20. Sarah Ann says:

    Lovely build of tension, with a health release at the end. Well done.

  21. Dale says:

    That was great! I echo everyone… 🙂

  22. granonine says:

    Okay, I didn’t see that coming 🙂 Good job.

  23. I love a happy ending. Good writing, Anurag. 🙂 — Suzanne

  24. yarnspinnerr says:

    Very nice take. Good one.

  25. ahtdoucette says:

    Nice! If giant spiders could talk. Speak of more afraid of us. 😀

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