The Missing Car

Before I start today’s story, just want to share some news.

My second collection of short stories is out now, available on various platforms globally, including Amazon (Kindle), Kobo, Apple Books, Google Play Books, Barnes & Noble (Nook), and Scribd.

This link will take you to all the options for buying the book.

Read, and if you like it, spread the love to support a struggling Author


And now, for the story:-)


He gulped, and said, “Well, you see, I was getting really late for a date….”

I stared piercingly at him, and asked, “So?”

He stammered, “So, I drove at breakneck speed to meet her at the Theater, but…”

“But?” I growled menacingly.

“But,” he wiped his brow, “she was already inside. I hunted desperately for a parking space, but…beggars can’t be choosers….and so…”

I sagged even further into the chair as I completed his sentence for him, “And so, you left my Batmobile on the road, doors open, and engine running! Thanks Alfred, that will be all!”


99 words.

Written in response to Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge. The phrase to be used in a 99-word story (in full, part, or spirit) was- Beggars can’t be choosers.


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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6 Responses to The Missing Car

  1. Abhijit Ray says:


  2. Violet Lentz says:

    Arthur! You sly dog you. Absconding with the Batmobile….

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Congratulations on your second book of short stories! I just bought one on Kindle. If you send me your uni-link and the cover ( I’ll make you an ad over at Carrot Ranch (that’s a Rancher perk).

    Alfred is in hot water!

  4. Pingback: Beggars Can’t Be Choosers « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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