If Only…


Photo prompt courtesy Susan Spaulding

I stopped digging and took a breather. My back was really killing me, but I had to dig a little longer. The grave was not deep enough yet, not for two bodies definitely, even though the bodies were small.

Such a waste, I thought to myself, he should have listened to me…. they should have listened to me. Nothing is as precious as one’s life, is it?

And so, I begged them to reveal its location to me, long after I’d grown tired of torturing them, and I knew their bodies were on the verge of giving up. But they just wouldn’t listen?

It’s not as if I’d enjoyed the deed, on the contrary, for they had been my friends.

If only they’d told me where they’d hidden it….If only…. Bilbo and Frodo would still be alive today, and I, Gandalf, would be the master of the one ring to rule them all!


153 words.

Written as a part ofย Sunday Photo Fiction 17 February, 2019


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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4 Responses to If Only…

  1. Mukhamani says:

    I am very sure Gandalf would not do that ๐Ÿ™‚ Well written though the very thought of Gandalf killing Bilbo and Frodo robs me of all words ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    A dark tale of torture, murder and then burying, not one but two people.

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