The Hunter & The Prey

I saw her strut about on the other side of the window like she owned the place, and in addition to irritation, hunger pangs kicked in.

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

She looked amazingly succulent, but the door was closed, and any attempt at opening it or the window would scare her away. I was going crazy with hunger, unable to think straight.

And then, as if God had heard my pleas, a tremendous gust of wind blew the window open.

Being a firm believer of carpe diem, I pounced upon her, and voila…I was one happy rooster, and she was one dead lizard!

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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 amazing stories based on this week’s prompt, please visit HERE.

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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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40 Responses to The Hunter & The Prey

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice twist at the end, never look a gift horse in the mouth! 🙂

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Do you know, I loved the dilemma more than the solution. Answers are cheap, it’s good questions that are hard to find

  3. Love your unexpected punchlines.

  4. Sandra says:

    Nice twist there. 🙂

  5. Not the ending I expected and all the better for it! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

  6. James McEwan says:

    Ah, saved by the misdirection.

  7. draliman says:

    What a stroke of luck!

  8. Dear Amurag,

    It would be difficult for a bird to open a window, wouldn’t it? Love the reveal in the end. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  9. Somehow I was expecting a cat, so, a fun surprise in the end.

  10. Ha ha – you had me fooled! I thought it was a person looking at the bird. Thanks for surprising me. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  11. And here I was led to believe it was one fried rooster being served.

  12. Laurie Bell says:

    Bahahaha great twist!! Sounds like someone ended up with a full belly

    • Ha ha ha. Thank you so much Laurie. My wife asked me after reading it if hens eat lizards. I told her – Who cares if it’s true or not, I’ve made it true in my world 🙂

  13. 4963andypop says:

    Good surprise at the end! Here i thought you were a prisoner or a recluse–but youre a rooster!

  14. plaridel says:

    i didn’t expect he was after a good meal. i thought… but never mind. 🙂

  15. pennygadd51 says:

    Nice take on the prompt, and a good twist. I enjoyed it!

  16. granonine says:

    Oh, GREAT twist! Made me laugh.

  17. jillyfunnell says:

    I too thought it was a person telling the story. Good one.

  18. Dale says:

    That was a nice twist. Always good when you surprise the reader, Anurag!

  19. Jan Morrill says:

    I love stories with an effective twist. Nicely done!

  20. Sarah Ann says:

    Wonderful story – I didn’t see the end coming, but what a clever and quick witted rooster!

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