The Fugitive – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z #writephoto

“Hi Mom.”

“Hi Stuart, how’re you doing baby?”

“Errr…actually, I’m slightly busy right now Mom.”

“Too busy to talk to your old mother?”

“Of course not Mom, don’t say like that. It’s just that I’ve just got my first case.”

“Your first case as a US Marshall? Wow, that’s amazing Stuart. Your father would have been so proud of you if he’d still been around…and not passed out in the village bar.”

“Your son is going to be famous Mom.”

“I’m so happy right now that I can’t speak.”

“Just to clarify, when I say ‘Your son is going to be famous’, I mean me Mom, not Chris, whose last film made a billion dollars, or Ralph, who climbed Mt. Everest with one arm tied behind his back, and half his leg sawed off.”

“I had already guessed that Stuart, but what exactly is this case that is going to make you so famous?”

“Well Mom, it’s sort of a secret, you know…”

“A secret? From your poor old mother? Who am I going to tell? J. Edgar Hoover died long ago, remember?”

“OK Mom, but you swear that you will keep it to yourself till the case is over.”

“Of course Stuart, I swear on your father’s last bottle of Jim Beam, now tell mamma everything.”

“Well, there’s this fugitive…”

“Han Solo?”

“No Mom, not him, he died in the last movie, remember? And his real name is Harrison Ford.”

“I always buy a Toyota. Be American, Buy Japanese, I always say, and use the savings on the only thing that really matters in life.”


“Naaaaaa, alcohol.”

“You’re digesting…I mean digressing now Mom. Do you want to know about the case or not?”

“Sorry son, tell me all about this hot fugitive.”

“Not all fugitives are hot Mom. This one, for example, is a very ordinary-looking guy.”

“Hmmm, so your first is going to be a guy?”

“MOM…..How many drinks have you had?”

“Only eight, I swear.”

“Gosh, it’s eight in the morning Mom.”

“Well begun is half done, your grandpa always used to say.”

“Anyways, so this fugitive has taken shelter in a small cave in the hills.”

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent

“Ooooh, so what’s the plan? How are you going to get your man?”

“Mom…You know I can’t reveal operational details to an outsider?”

“An OUTSIDER?” You call your poor, old, invalid, widowed mother an outsider?”

“Mom you’re not an invalid, and you are definitely NOT a widow.”

“But I could be, for all you care.”

“OK OK, but it’s top-secret, mum’s the word.”

“Mom, you always call me Mom, why are you calling me Mum now….Who’s this, impersonating my darling son?”

“Oh GOD! I just meant that you have to keep quiet about this.”

“Ohhhhh, I see now, when you said mum, you meant…”


Oh, sorry sorry, continue Stuart.”

The plan is simple. He doesn’t know I know where he is hiding. So, I’ll quietly creep up to his hideout, aim my .38 at his head, and take him in.”

“Take him in? He he he.”


“Sorry sorry, go on son.”

“Actually, that’s the entire plan.”

“But do you think it’s safe to go alone? Shouldn’t you wait for backup?”

“I’m a trained US Marshall Mom, and he’s a regular, unarmed citizen. He doesn’t stand a chance against me. One look at my badge and my gun, and Bruce will be peeing all over the floor of the cave.”

“Bruce Wayne? You are going to arrest Bruce Wayne?”

“NO MOM, Bruce Wayne is a big business tycoon. Why would he be on the run from the law? My fugitive is a scientist, a nobody, you wouldn’t even have heard of him, some guy called Bruce Banner.”

“I’m proud of you my son. The other ladies at the bar will go green with envy when they hear about your exploits.”


Written as a part of  Sue Vincent‘s weekly #writephoto challenge.

Also my submission for the #AtoZChallenge and #BlogchatterA2Z. Today’s letter is F, which stands for the Fugitive in my story.


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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16 Responses to The Fugitive – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z #writephoto

  1. Fantastic dialogue filled with little gems! Excellent.

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  2. Lavanya says:

    Nice wordplay but oh, oh, I just lovvvvvve bruce banner aka hulk. Don’t kill him, pls.

  3. Akshata Ram says:

    LIked the wordplay Anurag but I have no idea who Bruce is. 🤔

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  5. Neha says:

    Loved it! But please be nice to Bruce ok 🙂

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  7. KL Caley says:

    Haha! Brilliant – he probably did make the news that night but not for the reasons he expects. Great post. KL ❤

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