Hunger Games

24 Sascha Darlington February 18th 2018

Photo © Sascha Darlington

I looked longingly across the massive gate that had blocked the entrance to the park that I and others like me called home. On the other side of the gate, right in front of the newly hung ‘No Trespassing’ sign, stood a cute little girl.

She had been standing there for a long time, trying to make sense of the sign, deliberating whether it was a warning, or an invitation. Then, she tentatively took a step towards the gate. Our hearts leapt up in collective rhapsody.

But then, she stopped.

Our insatiable hunger was gnawing us from inside. Thankfully, the girl seemed innocent enough to not recognize the danger she was getting into. By the time she did, it would be too late.

And now, she had started walking again…straight towards the gate.

And as we watched with our eyes wide open, she tested the gap between the two gates….and walked right in.

That is when we surrounded her,drooling out of the corners of our mouths. She saw us, and opened her mouth to scream, but before she could do so, I pounced on her…and snatching the packet of chips from her hand, climbed up my tree.

*************************************************************************************200 words.

Written as a part of Sunday Photo Fiction, hosted by Al Forbes. The objective is to write a story of 200 words or less based on the photo prompt given above.  For more details, visit HERE. To read more 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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9 Responses to Hunger Games

  1. That was a relief – thought it was going to go much darker!

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha. I feared the worst, thought I saw where this was going, then the ending was a delight. Well done.

  3. Jules says:

    Clash of the classes again –
    Someone needs to teach their little girl to read.
    Glad it didn’t go dark!

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