This Means War!

I bellowed with rage and frustration as I saw my son’s Student Of The Year Trophy melt away to nothing.

Despite the numerous handicaps that he faced because of his background, our son had not only topped his year in every subject, but also excelled in sports, drama, and classical arts.

But now, the symbol of his achievement was disappearing right in front of our eyes, along with our ancestral home, our city, and our people. All this while THEY pandered to their hedonistic lifestyles, with their homes lit up even during the day, their central air-conditioning in operation across seasons, and their gadgets polluting the atmosphere so that their lives could become ‘easier’.

“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” I shouted, and our already crumbling city shook with the intensity of my emotions. If war is what would stop them, war is what they would get, but these ‘Gods’ of Asgard had to start living in a more eco-friendly & sustainable manner, or it would mean the end of us Frost Giants forever.


170 words.

Written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, hosted by Priceless Joy. The challenge is to write a story in 175 words or less, based on the weekly photo prompt. For more information visit HERE. To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, 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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11 Responses to This Means War!

  1. Akshata Ram says:

    Well they had to be a twist at the end.,

  2. draliman says:

    Perhaps a strongly-worded letter to Odin 🙂

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Nobody ever thinks of the Frost Giants.

  4. Wow! What a great story! Looks like there’s going to be a war between fire and ice!

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