Plant People – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

I was on my way back home when I realized that a new family had moved into the neighborhood. Freshly painted house, huge glass windows, and a majestic wooden door, on which were hanging the most beautiful flowers I’d ever seen.

Photo prompt courtesy Goroyboy

Almost by instinct, I stopped to admire the flowers. The owners of the house must be ‘Plant people’, I thought to myself, kind and gentle souls who wouldn’t hurt a fly.

Moving closer to the flowers now, I was soon lost in their redolence. I was at so much peace, that I didn’t even realize when the door opened, and a cute little girl came out. The girl looked at me, and her eyes widened with joy. Awwwe, I said to myself, they are indeed kindred spirits.

Excited now, I had just started to introduce myself, when BAM!, a heavy blow fell on my back, and I fell on the floor. And just before I lost consciousness, I heard the girl cry out, “Mommy, get me a string quickly, I’ve just captured a dragonfly.”


175 words.

Written as a part ofΒ Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, hosted by Priceless Joy. The objective is to write a story in 175 words or less, based on the photo prompt given above.

This is also my entry for the #AtoZChallenge and #BlogchatterA2Z. Today’s letter was P, which, in my story, stands for Plant People.


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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30 Responses to Plant People – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Varad says:

    Lol πŸ˜› you ‘strike’ once again.

  2. Akshata Ram says:

    That was awesome … how do you do it ?

  3. Nice twist! Well done – again! I’m very impressed with your work on this prompt.

  4. yarnspinnerr says:

    That was a BAM for the readers too. Great read.

  5. I didn’t see that coming – neither did the dragonfly! Excellent.

    My Friend Rosey – P is for Poetry

  6. Moon says:

    Simply superb!

  7. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Must have been the swat team that got him.

  8. Iain Kelly says:

    All is not as sweet and innocent as it seems! Good fun πŸ™‚

  9. Shivangi says:

    Poor dragonfly and bad humans. Great takeπŸ‘πŸ‘

  10. Hahahaha! I love the surprise ending! Wonderful story!!

  11. Natasha says:

    Ha ha ha! Anurag your trademark characters make another appearance. Too good!!!!

  12. Meha Sharma says:

    Oh my God! Didn’t see that coming.

  13. athling2001 says:

    Great twist. I never would have suspected. Well done.

  14. goroyboy says:

    Had me right to the end!! Awesome!

  15. Ellespeth says:

    πŸ™‚ Too funny!

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