Judgment Day

The room was almost throbbing with tension as I looked up towards the judge’s chair.

My fate rests in his hands, I thought to  myself as the judge sat contemplating the verdict. The stakes could not have been higher.

Finally, the judge lifted his pen, and wrote something. My fate was now sealed, irrevocably.

The judge now lifted the page, and started reading, “After much deliberation, and careful inspection, I have arrived at the conclusion, that the winner of MasterChef Olympus is… Zeus, for his culinary masterpiece, The Deconstructed Rainbow!”

I finally let out a breath.

PHOTO PROMPT © Priya Bajpal


97 words.

Written as a part of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


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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37 Responses to Judgment Day

  1. Ah, loved where the photo prompt took this story!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Great take on the prompt

  3. draliman says:

    Fun twist! I can’t help thinking Zeus has an advantage here!

  4. Not the ending I expected and all the better for it! Nice one

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

  5. Very original take on the prompt. I loved it!

  6. Loved your take on the prompt and surprise ending – well done…


  7. Its a fix, Zeus always wins everything!!

  8. plaridel says:

    it’s a story that you can only write. i look forward to what you’d come up next time. 🙂

  9. Dear Anurag,

    That was an unexpected and colorful twist. Well done.



  10. gahlearner says:

    That was fun, I love the twist. A great read.

  11. Lynn Love says:

    WEll, if you have eternity to kill you have to find some way to fill the time! Nice take on the prompt

  12. Dale says:

    Ha ha! Loved this, Anurag! (And as a fan of MasterChef…)

  13. Moon says:

    Great tension and a superb twist. Such a delightful read.

  14. Priya says:

    Good build up. Nice take on the prompt.

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