Alex’s Morning Walk


Alex left for his morning constitutional at the crack of dawn at usual. He was sauntering along jauntily when suddenly, he chanced upon a cute little winding road. It seemed to be saying- Come, try me.

25 Mike Vore February 25th 2018

Photo prompt © Mike Vor

His mum had always warned him- Never get off the beaten path.

He had followed her advice religiously till now, but it was as if he was spellbound. His feet got on to the road, and he started walking down the wooden path.

He was happy….why hadn’t he tried this before? He silently cursed his mum for keeping him bereft of this life-changing experience. Lost in these thoughts, he took a turn, and BAM!…banged straight into an oncoming cyclist.

Both of them tumbled badly on to the road.

Alex got up first, and walked towards the man to offer help, but strangely, the man turned around and started running away from him.

Alex shrugged and got off the road now. Mum had been right, we should stick to the beaten path in life.

Meanwhile, the cyclist was still running like a madman, looking behind repeatedly to see whether the tiger that he had bumped into was following him or not.


198 words.

Written as a part of the Sunday Photo Fiction Challenge, 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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11 Responses to Alex’s Morning Walk

  1. Neat twist in the tail……… I mean tale. 🙂

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Alex the Tiger seems like a carefree kinda tiger! 🙂

  3. mhmp77 says:


    A mysterious path can cause lots of imaginations. Love the humor at the end!


  4. Dahlia says:

    Hahah – nicely done Anurag

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    Lovely, I smiled at your ending

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