Attack of the Trolls

Photo Prompt courtesy Russell Gayer

The Chieftain asked Farmer Jenks, “Are you sure the goat didn’t just wander off?”

Farmer Jenks wailed, “The lock was broken, I’m sure it was…”

“…The Terrible Trolls from the mountains,” the Chieftain completed his sentence.

Then, he addressed the other members of the Council in a resigned tone,”We built a fence, but it couldn’t keep them out. The only option left is to build a wall so high and so strong that the Trolls are stopped in their tracks.”

Thankfully, the resulting applause was loud enough to suppress the sound of the Chieftain’s burp as he ended his speech.


100 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. To read many more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

Here’s wishing everyone here a spectacular 2019, filled with love, laughter, and loads of fun!


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 Attack of the Trolls

  1. Saved by the burp.
    Politicians always find a scapegoat!

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    Did he eat something gassy to emit it out?

  3. neilmacdon says:

    Stout walls encircling paranoia

  4. draliman says:

    Goats can repeat on you at the most inconvenient of times… 🙂

  5. Sandra says:

    Walls, walls… sometimes we should try talking to people. Nice one.

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    You mean the chief is deliberately scaremongering for his own ends? Surely not! Happy New Year 🙂

  7. Dear Anurag,

    We are all about walls these days aren’t we. Oy. Nicely done.



  8. plaridel says:

    the chieftain was apparently engaging in scare tactics to stay relevant. otherwise, he’d end up being the goat. 🙂

  9. Violet Lentz says:

    Possibly a precursor to the real backfire encroaching!!! RUN!

  10. Dale says:

    Bloody walls… never ending!

  11. Lynn Love says:

    A snippet of fantasy that chimes – rather sadly – with the times. Nicely resonant

  12. Blame someone else is always the best option to stay in power

  13. gahlearner says:

    This was hilarious. Well done. May these poor goats rest in his stomach like stones…

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