Lost Glory

Photo prompt courtesy Randy Mazie

I looked at the lonely, abandoned tombstone, and my eyes welled up with emotions.

I fondly recalled the countless occasions on which my life had been saved because of this man’s greatness.

But there is no accounting for the vagaries of human nature. I’m not a kid anymore, but this moral turpitude, nay utter perfidy, of his friends, family, and followers still shook me to the core.

No crowds thronging his grave, no one remembering him, or paying their respects in the form of fresh flowers.


Fresh flowers….

Damn, I could kill for a bite of some fresh flowers!


100 words.

Written as a part of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt.


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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27 Responses to Lost Glory

  1. Moon says:

    Hahaha. Loved the twist.
    My sympathies with the good goat.

  2. draliman says:

    How dare they not keep the flowers replenished. And maybe a carrot or two as well…

  3. neilmacdon says:

    loved the switch of focus and tone

  4. Sandra says:

    Very clever. I had to read it twice to savour it fully.

  5. Dear Anurag,

    Very clever twist. Well done.



  6. plaridel says:

    i felt like a goat. you led me astray again. 🙂

  7. Abhijit Ray says:

    And, I am the hungry goat dying to eat some fresh flowers.

  8. An amusing tale, I enjoyed the surprise at the end. He either felt bad for the man or was disgruntled that there were no flowers to munch. Hmm… =)

  9. Dale says:

    Look at at you giving us all a little torticolis from that twist!

  10. Oh poor little goat… nothing is worse than a neglected graveyard

  11. Priya says:

    Haha.. Too good. How did I miss the goat in my story. Well done

  12. Violet Lentz says:

    Oh that was great!! In love coming here.. Never know what to expect!!

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