Childhood Crush

PHOTO PROMPT © Randy Mazie

Panting heavily, Mary rushed into the abandoned building, and banged the door shut behind her.

Tears ran down her eyes as she recalled how everyone used to comment on how inseparable both of them were.

But then, they grew up, and it was fun and games no more.

He refused to leave her alone for even a second. She felt like she was being smothered mercilessly.

And so, she ran, away from him, towards freedom, and safety.

Suddenly, she heard a scraping at the door, and her face went white.


Mary’s little lamb had followed her here too!


99 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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33 Responses to Childhood Crush

  1. draliman says:

    I bet mutton chops are beginning to look more and more tasty to Mary by now. Now, where did I put that mint sauce…

  2. neilmacdon says:

    I’ve now seen that nursery rhyme in a new light. There’s no going back

  3. Everywhere that Mary went…. Guess it was inevitable!

  4. Sandra says:

    Show him a jar of mint sauce. That should give him pause for thought.

  5. pennygadd51 says:

    It must be extremely difficult to deal with someone obsessional like that. I enjoyed the way you told that story, Anurag!

  6. trentpmcd says:

    lol, everywhere that Mary went….

  7. Alice Audrey says:

    That’s one scary lamb.

  8. plaridel says:

    i guess it’s time to send him to the butchery and be done with it.

  9. Dale says:

    Mmmm… c’mon Mary. Lambchops for dinner!
    This was fun!

  10. James McEwan says:

    Pets are like that, and then turn into wolfs. Great laugh at the end.

  11. Tannille says:

    Sounds like the more she ran from him, the more she ran towards him.

  12. Dear Anurag,

    Oh this made me laugh out loud. I’d say by now the lamb is one hulking sheep. Well done!



  13. msjadeli says:

    What a fun twist at the end. Good story!

  14. That’s scary, Anurag. He turned from devotion to obsession. I hate to think about what might come next. Who needs that good a friend? Well written. O_o — Suzanne

  15. granonine says:

    He doesn’t sound like much of a lamb! Time to get some legal help.

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