Oh Shoot!


Photo prompt courtesy Yinglan

Lord Fauntleroy looked sideways towards Alicia while reloading his rifle, and said casually, “Madam, would you do me the honour of becoming Lady Fauntleroy?”

Alicia gasped with surprise, and trying to bring her thumping heart under control, replied, “It is you who do me great honour Sir, but unfortunately, I am betrothed to someone else.”

“That mistake is easily corrected Madam, just write to him that you’ve changed your mind,” Lord Fauntleroy remarked flippantly.

Alicia gave it another shot, “My good Sir, that might not be a very astute decision, as I am in love with him.”

Lord Fauntleroy now spoke to her with clenched teeth, “Madam, what can he do for you that I cannot?”

Alicia looked up and replied, “It is not what he can do for me that is important My Lord, but what he can do to you. He’s a Drone operator with the Army, and if you notice carefully, the ‘clay pigeon’ that you have been aiming at, is now shooting back!”


167 words.

Written as a part of the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge  hosted by Priceless Joy. The objective 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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13 Responses to Oh Shoot!

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    That’s one way to make sure he gets the message!

  2. Tannille says:

    Great title! Fantastic twist.

  3. kutukamus says:

    Haha.. Scary dude vs poor Lord! 🙂

  4. ttay213 says:

    That was so funny! I wasn’t expecting the ending.
    If you’re familiar with slang nowadays, you can say that Lord Fauntleroy was trying to “shoot his shot.”

  5. Abhijit Ray says:

    Moral of the story is do not reject proposal of marriage coming from a man with a loaded rifle in his hand. In this case though, Lord had met his match in Alicia.

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