Waylaid Warrior – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

They had me cornered at the edge of the cliff.

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

Cowards, attacking me when I was injured, and almost dying of hunger and thirst.

Time was when they would shiver in fright upon coming face to face with their king. But now, they were all following that upstart, the bloody traitors.

They looked at each other to gather courage, and started inching closer towards me.

I took a step back, and another, till I was at the edge of the cliff, and then, I jumped…straight at them.

Today, these puny wolves would face the true wrath of Sher Khan.


100 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a short story of 100 words or less based on the photo prompt given above. To read many more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

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


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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55 Responses to Waylaid Warrior – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. shivamt25 says:

    Ah! The tables have turned! Classic tale revisited. Well done!

  2. Kalpana says:

    Well done! I love how you changed the mood.

  3. Akshata Ram says:

    I dint see that coming! Good one

  4. Natasha says:

    Kudos! To our Sher Khan. Nice twist, Anurag.

  5. plaridel says:

    poor wolves, they got no chance.

  6. Varad says:

    That was one cool twist. Nicely done, Anurag. BTW, did you support Johnny Lawrence over Daniel-san in The Karate Kid? 😛

    • Ha ha ha. Thank you so much Varad. And no, I did not, even though I did think that even after all the training, it was an extremely mismatched contest, and on pure merit alone, Johnny should have won. But I almost always end up rooting for the underdog outside my stories 🙂

  7. neilmacdon says:

    “Cowards attacking me” is an arresting opening line

  8. pennygadd51 says:

    Exciting little story, with a nice twist at the end. Well done.

  9. Dear Anurag,

    Love this! Brilliant twist at the end. Well done.



  10. subroto says:

    He is fearless, clearly he must have sold insurance at some point of his life. W for wow and well done. You’ve got only three more to go. Xcited about your next one?

  11. Dale says:

    Truly enjoyed this, Anurag! Love Sher Khan – no one messes with him…

  12. Alice Audrey says:

    Sher Khan should be more careful of pack mentality. He’s is serious danger.

    ps, I love that last line.

  13. And then I jumped… straight at them.
    Loved that, because I wasn’t expecting it!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  14. Nice ending. The old dog still has fight in him.

  15. draliman says:

    A cornered animal is the most dangerous…

  16. jillyfunnell says:

    Interesting take and a good pay-off. Well done.

  17. granonine says:

    Oh, Sher Khan! What a nice surprise! Stupid wolves 🙂

  18. Sarah Ann says:

    Wonderfully done. I had a completely different set of images in my head before the last line.

  19. lisarey1990 says:

    Great twist. A wonderful story.

  20. James McEwan says:

    My goodness, does he survive or does the pack get him. this seems like an extract from a longer journey.

  21. Nice take on the prompt. I love the Jungle Book

  22. A nice take from the villain’s perspective.

  23. Only with fire… love what you did here… and a pack against one is a bit cowardly.

  24. Lynn Love says:

    Nice entry – a fearsome enemy indeed! Great tale

  25. Nan Falkner says:

    Great story – Those dirty wolves will be sorry – this is so very well written!

  26. yarnspinnerr says:

    Great idea introducing Sher Khan.

  27. The suddeness of the jump actually made it feel as though a jump had occurred. Great twist.

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