The Greater Good


Photo prompt courtesy Sandra Crook

There was nary a dry eye in the gathering, as we looked at our fallen brother. He’d made the supreme sacrifice, so that we could live on.

With no demand for our thread in these modern times, we’d barely been able to keep production running. Our families were perishing of hunger, and we were helpless.

It was then that one brave warrior arose, and saved us all.

He suffered the horrible aftereffects of radioactive exposure, and died a painful death, but not before he had bitten Peter Parker, and given birth to Spider-Man…ensuring unlimited lifetime demand for our thread.


100 words.

Written as a part of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less, based on the  weekly photo prompt.

To read many 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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23 Responses to The Greater Good

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Aha! A fan fic prequel

  2. pennygadd51 says:

    I had to read this twice before I realised that you had written the story from the point of view of a spider colony. Neat idea!

  3. draliman says:

    The ultimate sacrifice. The origin story of Spider-Man’s origin story…

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Wonderful, and some much needed good publicity for spiders too! 🙂

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    A spiders work is never done.. Excellent write..

  6. Excellent! Totally different and unexpected.

  7. plaridel says:

    and so that’s how it all began. 🙂

  8. tedstrutz says:

    Hey, this is a good story!

  9. granonine says:

    Love it. So imaginative 🙂

  10. Dale says:

    What a great and original take on the prompt! So enjoyed it.

  11. Abhijit Ray says:

    Spider man is supplying unlimited threat that is also very strong. Great job fallen hero.

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