Brotherly Love

Photo courtesy Enisa

I was in the middle of a quiet, peaceful swim when I saw them.

Two teenagers playing with a ball, cheering, laughing. Suddenly, one of them started shouting at the other, accusing him of cheating.

Words are the most dangerous weapons, and within no time, one of them picked up a stone, and started moving threateningly towards the other.

I tried to shout a warning, but they were mad with anger.

So, I did the only thing that I could think of- With one giant leap, I landed right between them.

Seeing me, suddenly, all the fight left them. Shivering with fright, they caught each other’s hand for support, and ran away like their pants were on fire.

The look on their face was priceless. I am sure they would never have fought again after that day. Not after being threatened by a ferocious crocodile. Incidents like these give you perspective, bring you closer.

What were there names again? Wait…it’ll just come back to me…aah yes, one of them called the other Cain.


175 words.

Written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, a weekly challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. The objective is to write a flash fiction story in 175 words or less, based on the weekly photo prompt. For more information visit HERE. To read 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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10 Responses to Brotherly Love

  1. Akshata Ram says:

    wow I never saw that coming.. the crocodile! Brilliant Anurag!

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice try crocodile, but he’ll be disappointed when he finds out what happened when they got a little older! 🙂

  3. Hahaha! Surprise ending! I think this crocodile changed the course of history! LOL! Great story!

  4. Kalpanaa says:

    Fabulous twist at the end. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

  5. yarnspinnerr says:

    Loved the double twist. Imaginative take.

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