The Nocturnal Marauder

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio

I lay huddled amongst the bushes, careful not to make the slightest of sounds. Suddenly, a blazing light pierced the darkness.

I froze even further, if that was possible. I could not afford to get caught, not with the loot in my hands.

As he took his next step, I jumped out.

Startled, he fired his gun, and the bullet whizzed past my right ear.

But I was off like lightening, safe with my load of carrots, his plaintive cry still ringing in my ears, “Come back, you wascally wabbit!”


90 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.

Note: Struggled a lot on this prompt, not very happy with the final result, but don’t want to break discipline. Trying to write my blog story  after a marathon script-writing session was not a great idea in hindsight.

Also, for those unfamiliar with the context of this story, here’s a quick link:




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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24 Responses to The Nocturnal Marauder

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Nyah. What’s up doc?

  2. Dear Anurag,

    Well, Neil took the words right from under me. Unexpected twist that had me laughing out loud. Ain’t he a stinkah?



  3. Sandra says:

    Nice piece of misdirection!

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I was just waiting for the reveal, didn’t see it coming! 🙂

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    I loved this one! never saw Elmer coming!!

  6. draliman says:

    He’ll never catch him 🙂

  7. Ha ha – that took me by surprise – great fun to read!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  8. Dale says:

    That was wonderful! Neil was lucky he was first to respond!

  9. Still smiling, loved it! Poor Elmer Fudd, could never catch that “cwazy wabbit!”

  10. pennygadd51 says:

    Teehee. Bugs Bunny is a favourite of mine! I enjoyed your tribute to him.

  11. plaridel says:

    totally unexpected twist. for sure, rabbits have the uncanny ability to evade bullets. 🙂

  12. Abhijit Ray says:

    This measly wabbit must love his carrots to risk his life. I won’t. I would eat a cabbage may be.

  13. gahlearner says:

    This was so much fun, I totally didn’t see it coming. Thanks for the good laugh.

  14. msjadeli says:

    I’m glad the wascally wabbit survived 🙂

  15. granonine says:

    Oh, Elmer Fudd! Bugs Bunny! How delightful to have them here 🙂

  16. michael1148humphris says:

    You had me thinking of Watership Down, loved this piece

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