The Idiot

They’re right, I AM an idiot.

Moreover, I had to demonstrate my stupidity to the entire world, with my doomsday predictions of comets, and meteors, and asteroids.

I’d even set a date for the collision, yesterdays.

But they laughed at me, while I hid with my family in the bunker that I’d constructed for us.

I should go out and admit to my failure now. Maybe I can just blame it on my tiny brain.

Their brains are much larger. That’s why the dinosaurs have ruled over us for ages, and we cockroaches will soon die out, I’m sure.


99 words.

Written as a part of the Carrot Ranch Literary Community’s Flash Fiction Challenge, hosted by Charli Mills.

Charli’s prompt this week, in her own words, was:

August 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a comet. You can consider how it features into a story, influences a character, or creates a mood. 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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10 Responses to The Idiot

  1. This was brilliant!! 😀
    Loved the twist!

  2. tnkerr says:

    Wonderfully imagined. Perfectly penned.

  3. Liz H says:

    Now I understand…and am frightened for my human future. 😉

  4. Charli Mills says:

    What clever perspective. And they may yet survive us all, those idiot cockroaches!

  5. Pingback: Comet « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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