On Top of the World – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

“Sitting in a balcony of the most exclusive hotel in Davos, sipping hot cocoa with the love of your life, an unhindered view of the richest people in the world in their cable cars, what more could one wish for!” I asked my wife rhetorically. It was our first trip to the World Economic Forum, and we had planned everything down to the last detail to avoid any stress.

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My wife kissed me gently and said, “I agree, but I’m just worried about my Susie. I wish we could have brought her with us.”

I replied in a wistful tone, “Yeah honey, I miss her too, but we too needed some time together, just the two of us.”

Things had not been very smooth between us lately, so when this opportunity came up, I grabbed it with both hands.

She sighed and put her head on my shoulder, and for some time, none of us said a thing. And then, I looked at my watch and said, “Do you think it’s time yet?”

She replied, “I guess. They’ve been stewing in those stalled cable cars for more than an hour now. Are you making the ransom call, or should I?”


200 words.

Written as a part ofΒ Β Sunday Photo Fiction, hosted by Al Forbes. The challenge is to write a story based on Al’s photo prompt in 200 words or less.

This is also my entry for the #AtoZChallenge and #BlogchatterA2Z. Today’s letter is O, which, in my story stands for- On Top of the World.


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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28 Responses to On Top of the World – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Akshata Ram says:

    Cable cars and the snow- I was expecting a romantic tale Anurag! This is wicked. 😦

  2. Em says:

    Oh, that’s brilliant. From sweet romantic to dangerous criminal in one instant. Love it.

  3. draliman says:

    There’s nothing like a joint criminal enterprise to fix a failing relationship πŸ™‚

  4. Balaka says:

    WHAT a TWIST!!!! Loved it..

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Ha, I had thought they were a rich couple – I think I may prefer them as a couple of criminals holding the elite to ransom!

  6. Like this idea, and wish we could do the same with our so called leaders……. then take pot shots at them (which was my original thought when I saw Al’s photo this week).

  7. LucciaGray says:

    Great flash! Shocking how apparently ‘ordinary’ people can do terrible things. It happens all the time.

  8. Susan says:

    Did not see that twist coming! You nailed it!

  9. Jules says:

    Always wicked good twists! I do believe you’ve got quite a bit in your own ‘grain of rice’ that poetic forms may not be necessary πŸ˜‰

  10. What a romantic date night activity!

  11. rules640 says:

    That was an awesome twist!!

  12. Natasha says:

    It’s can’t get wicked than this can it! Brilliant.

  13. Meha Sharma says:

    Brilliant! Loved the twist in the mushy tale.

  14. athling2001 says:

    Great twist. Your stories always take me by surprise.

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