Too Hot to Handle – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

The minute I saw her, I knew she was hiding something.

“I saw a man exercising in the sun, Mom,” she responded to my accusatory look, “he was so hot, eight-pack abs, rippling biceps, …I just couldn’t resist it, and wrapped myself around his sinewy body. His muscular arms gripped me tight, I felt I would explode, and then…you know…”

“You idiot,” I shouted, “you are supposed to take precautions.”

“Sorry Mom, blame it on the sun,” she replied, and then, took a loud burp.

Being the mother of a teenage anaconda can be extremely frustrating at times.


99 words.

Written as a part of the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge. The objective is to write a story based on the weekly prompt in exactly 99 words. The Carrot Ranch story challenge for this week, in the host Charli Mill’s own words, was:

April 5, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a silly sun story. Up north, “sun silly” is the energetic and playful response to returning sunlight. It could also be an April Fool’s jest, a silly story, or a reaction to spring fever. Be silly and write playfully! Go where the prompt leads.

This is also my entry for the #AtoZChallenge and the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge. The alphabet for today is H, which, in my story, stands for ‘Hot‘.

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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29 Responses to Too Hot to Handle – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. I wondered where you were going with the story. 😀

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I dunno about this one. It’s a bit much to swallow. 😉

  3. Natasha says:

    Holy cow! Oops holy anaconda ;-))) Who would have seen that coming Anurag, and only you could tell a tale like that. Wonderfully, wonderfully done.

  4. Wow, this had enough meat and suspense to put the best of crime thrillers to shade.
    Well written, Anurag. By the way how do i post to #BlogchatterA2Z? Pl let me know.

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I saw an anaconda at a zoo recently. Even though it was behind glass, I was terrified!

  6. Having teenagers of any sort can be extremely frustrating! Nice one

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

  7. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Nice to know anthropomorphic snake parents have the same problems.

  8. Lavanya says:

    Bwahahaha. You had me there. Great post with an anaconda chill-thrill finale!

  9. Miss Andi says:

    Haha, lovely twist, well done 😀

    My blogs in the A to Z: Self discovery via travel and a separate Interactive story.

  10. Meha Sharma says:

    Haha! This was fun. You did complete justice to the prompt!!

  11. LOL – very nice indeed!

  12. Charli Mills says:

    Irresistible! The frustrations of parenting and the dangers of exercising all in one funny flash!

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