The Trappings of Success

SPF 09-16-18 Anurag 1

Photo prompt courtesy ME!

I’d thought a tiny village on an island in the Atlantic was remote enough for me to stay hidden from their hawk-like eyes.

I’d thought wrong.

I had no idea what I had done to reappear on their radar, but somehow, against all odds, they had found me.

And now, they were after me with everything they’d got.

As I sped along the highway at an incredible speed, negotiating each hairpin bend in a hair-raising manner, I thought back to where I had started from, and where I had reached.

My friends and I had wanted to transform the world, but the naked greed of the  Evil Incarnate that had taken over the world had transformed us instead. And now, I was the last one standing against their infinite might.

I took a sharp left at the next intersection……..and braked hard. Their people had cut off all my escape routes. I was trapped, and they knew it.

With a smirk, a man in a suit walked cockily up to me, and said, “You REALLY thought you could run away from us? Our Studio has an iron-clad contract with you for twenty more Transformer movies, Bumblebee.”


196 words.

Written as a part of the Sunday Photo Fiction challenge, hosted by Susan Spaulding. The objective is to write a story in 200 words or less based on the weekly photo prompt. For more details, visit HERE. To read more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE

A note on the photograph: I took this photograph in a tiny village called Prazeres (Pleasures in English) in the Madeira Island, Portugal. This has been taken from a small bridge, a spot that we found enchanting and kept stopping for photographs every time we passed through it.


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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9 Responses to The Trappings of Success

  1. draliman says:

    There’s no escaping Hollywood.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Even the star of the films knows they went downhill after the first one! Amusing take. (Thanks for the prompt photo!)

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    No escape in this connected world.

  4. Jules says:

    Funny…. I just watched a kid movie that had ‘Bees’ as sort of heroes.
    The main characters where riding bees trying to escape humming birds!

  5. Jade M. Wong says:

    LOL I was not expecting that to be Bumblebee! What a great twist.

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  7. Dahlia says:

    Cleverly crafted twist and an enjoyable read!

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