Ice Ice Baby

“Ice tea?” I asked, attempting to break the ice in our once warm relationship.

“Just sign the damn papers,” she replied in an ice-cold voice.

“I beg you to reconsider…” I put aside all pretense of dignity now, but her countenance froze my blood like ice.

I signed wordlessly, and satisfied that she had full ownership of my jewelry shop, she got up imperiously, like a Ice Queen…and stabbed me right through the heart.

I should have known I was skating on thin ice when I sold ice instead of real diamonds to my oldest client, Beatrix Lestrange.


99 words.

Written as a part of the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge, hosted by Charli Mills. The objective is to write a 99-word story based on Charlie’s prompt each week. Her prompt this week, in her own words, was:

February 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story on ice. It can be an event on ice, a game on ice or a drink on ice. Go where the prompt leads you…




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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13 Responses to Ice Ice Baby

  1. Well, he got what he deserved. You don’t mess with Lestrange. And you shouldn’t sell fake diamonds to anybody…

  2. calmkate says:

    lol you must win first prize for using the word most times!

  3. Did she stab him with an icicle? I would expect nothing less from an ice queen!

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Clever, Anurag! Lots of fun icy details.

  5. Ruchira Khanna says:

    Loved the twist in the end 🙂

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