Night of the Dark Knight – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

“Mom, I can’t find my bat,” I cried out exasperatedly. It was the night of the Little League World Series Finals, and the hopes of my team depended solely on me…and my bat.

“It’s outside in the lawn Jamie,” my mom replied from her favorite spot in the house, the bathroom.

Aghast at this outrage, I shouted, “Outside? But it was raining the entire day!”

And without waiting for a response, I rushed outside to bring it in. Our team did not stand a chance in hell without my pet bat to distract the opposition during the game.


99 words.

Written as a part of the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge, hosted by Charli Mills. Charli’s prompt this week, in her own words, was:

April 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads.

This is also my entry for the #AtoZChallenge and #BlogchatterA2Z. Today’s letter was N, which, in my story, stands for Night, as well as (K)night 🙂




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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18 Responses to Night of the Dark Knight – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Nicely layered. I have to admit I was imagining swollen wood from the rain, not a pet.

  2. Akshata Ram says:

    Oh my he is quite a notorious kid. Imagine having a bat for a pet

  3. subroto says:

    Groan! That was such a play on words. But makes sense after all this is the alpha-bat blogging challenge.

  4. Moon says:

    Great twist, Anurag.🙂Really enjoyed your witty story.

  5. papershots says:

    Agree with Irene (above), nicely layered. I too wasn’t expecting the animal. You have to be good to be able to create a sudden, unexpected twist in only 99 words, and this clearly shows it. 🙂

  6. LucciaGray says:

    Great play on words 😂

  7. Haha! Unexpected ending and great baseball strategy.

  8. Jules says:

    The English Language (American or British) are full of homophones.
    Puts a new spin on the (American term anyway for Baseball’s) Bat Boy!

  9. Charli Mills says:

    I hate it when my bat gets ruined in the rain! You have such a clever imagination for the unexpected!

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