The Deadly Hunt

Travis looked at the cute, round-as-buttons eyes peering at him through the woods, and smiled.

He had spent half his life searching for the Ringa-Tinga-Ling, the mythical oldest animal species in the world. Today, he and his cameraman had finally found him.

Still smiling, Travis raised his rifle, and took careful aim. His cameraman saw what he was doing, and shouted, “What the…” But before he could finish, Travis had fired.

And even before the cameraman had hit the ground, Travis took out his handgun, and shot himself.

The Ringa-Tinga-Ling looked on with his cute, round-as-button eyes, and smiled.


99 words.

Written for the  Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge. The challenge this week, in the host Charli Mills’ own words, was:

August 9, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes  an act of “peering from the woods.” Go where the prompt leads.


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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14 Responses to The Deadly Hunt

  1. abhiray59 says:

    Nice story. Why did he shoot his camera man?

  2. draliman says:

    Ha, that’s a cool defence mechanism the Ringa-Tinga-Ling has there!

  3. Neat twist making the hunted the survivor.

  4. Pingback: Peering From the Woods « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Pretty sure this one is going to give me nightmares! 😀 What a defense mechanism, and all that smiling..!

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  7. The remaining deck should be face down on the table.

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