Blind Love

She’d fallen for him, hook, line and sinker.

She faintly remembered her mother’s warning about mixing with the wrong sort, but she’d been dreaming of his alluring, bewitching beauty ever since she’d set eyes on him, and if you don’t follow your dreams, are you even alive?

Unable to resist his magnetic pull any longer, she rushed to become one with him.

And as soon as her lips touched his, she felt a fierce tug….as the hook sank into her mouth, and the fisherman quickly reeled her in, along with the crayfish that he was using as bait.


99 words.

Written as a part of the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge. The objective is to write a story, inspired by the weekly prompt, in exactly 99 words.

Charli’s prompt this week, in her own words, was:

March 22, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads.



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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14 Responses to Blind Love

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Which just goes to prove that fish aren’t very smart.

  2. calmkate says:

    ouch sharp twist, love it!

  3. draliman says:

    Ha! Poor fish 🙂

  4. weejars says:

    Nice one 😃 didn’t see that comin

  5. That b’ass wasn’t the only one to get reeled in. Some well cast lines here.

  6. Pingback: Follow Your Dreams « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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