The Sweet Sound of Revenge

Photo prompt courtesy Michelle De Angelis

As Joy walked purposefully towards the Marina through the deserted, semi-lit streets of the town, she looked at the bundle wrapped tightly around her chest.

That swish set in those multi-million dollar luxury yachts would be fast asleep by now, with not a worry in the world. She knew the had been partying till the wee hours of the morning, and had called it a night less than an hour ago.

Not Joy though. She had other things to take care of.

Reaching the center of the Marina, Joy paused for a second. Maybe these people didn’t deserve it. But then, she thought about all that had happened, all the torture….and her face became like ice, as she pressed something on the bundle.

And as the sound of the loud, ear-splitting bawling of the baby swept through the Marina, Joy started laughing maniacally. They’d not allowed her or her baby to sleep the entire night with their raucous revelries, they would now know how it felt when the shoe was on the other foot!

*************************************************************************************175 words.

Written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, hosted by Priceless Joy, who is not too well at the moment, so best wishes to her so that she gets back in fighting shape soon. The challenge is to write a story in 175 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. For more information visit HERE. To read more 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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9 Responses to The Sweet Sound of Revenge

  1. Joe Owens says:

    Ah, the baby is the bomb! Nice revenge!

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, I have been on both sides of that predicament!

  3. michael1148humphris says:

    A disturbing story, as there might be so many possible reasons for this girl to loose control

  4. Lynn Love says:

    You did a good job of throwing us off the scent there – I definitely thought it was a bomb! Great tale of revenge, but I feel a but sorry for that poor, poked about baby!

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