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.


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!


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.

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.



  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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