Oh Shoot!

It was the first day of the shoot, and we were already late.

“Come on, let’s hustle,” I said, almost pushing my husband out of our home.

“But I still have to do my hair,” he whimpered.

“No need, they’re anyways going to be all over the place as soon as we go out. Have you seen the sky? It’s going to be a stormy day today, “I groaned as we finally managed to leave.

The wind was crazy, so it took us even more time than usual to reach the shore. I looked at the already-assembled shooting crew and snapped at my husband, “See, they’re ready to start shooting, you made these poor people wait in these stormy conditions. What if someone falls ill because of your tardiness?”

He looked suitably abashed, but still managed to grumble, “But how will they shoot in these conditions? The fog from the sea will soon envelope all of us, and then….”

I looked at the sea, and realized that he was right.

Photo courtesy Sue Vincent

We needed to finish our performance at lightening speed to ensure that the day did not get wasted.

“Come then,” I told my husband in an urgent tone, “There’s no time to waste.”

We reached the edge of the shore, and started looking into the water.

“There,” said my husband excitedly, “I’m going in.”

“Wait for me….” I started shouting, but he had already entered the water before I could complete my sentence.

The water was choppy as hell, and definitely not safe for swimming. Despite all our banter, we loved each other to bits, and I couldn’t imagine what I would do if I lost him to the sea today.

For the next few moments, my heart was in my mouth as I saw him being engulfed by the huge waves, but then…he was out, holding a large snapper in his mouth. I had never been prouder of him in my life.

“I just hope” I told my husband as we bumped chests, “that the footage of an Emperor Penguin diving into the sea to catch a fish was good enough for this Blue Planet crew. I wouldn’t want them being miserable in this storm for the entire day.”


Written as a part of Sue Vincent’sĀ Thursday photo prompt: Wave #writephoto


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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10 Responses to Oh Shoot!

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    You kept me guessing till the last there šŸ˜€

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    You could’ve gotten in a line like, he egged me on. You know: penguins, eggs?
    Never mind.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    They must be familiar with film crews by now, and know what is expected of them!

  4. draliman says:

    I always suspected the animals were playing to the camera šŸ™‚

  5. notestowomen says:

    What an enjoyable read. It made me laugh. Well done! It was a treat seeing things from the penguins’ perspective for a change.

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely šŸ’œšŸ’

  8. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up – Wave #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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