Author Archives: anuragbakhshi

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!

The Art of the Deal

“Daddy, I did something nice today,” my daughter chirped. “What, baby?” I asked. She squealed, “I ex..ex..exchained my old phone for a new doll.” “Very good baby,” I stuttered, as my face went ashen. Hiding the pink panther in her … Continue reading

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Run Dale Run

Her face was dripping with sweat, clouding her vision, and her lungs were on fire, but Dale knew she couldn’t afford to slow down, or the men would catch up with her. Running like crazy, she almost didn’t realize that … Continue reading

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The Sleepy Little Town

He woke up to the view of a glorious morning, sun shining bright and cheerful, with no clouds around to spoil its mood. It was going to be a spectacular day, he just knew it in his bones. But as … Continue reading

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The Fall

Ralph stared unblinkingly at the T-shirt on the wall, along with photos of him and his brother, Waldo. Photo prompt courtesy Susan Spaulding Both of them had been big fans of Maradona, but Waldo’s love for the great footballer bordered … Continue reading

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Resilience

Charli fell on her knees with her head held in her hands and let out a loud, piercing wail. The fence was broken, and so were all her dreams, hopes, and aspirations. All the horses bolted….not a single one left. … Continue reading

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If Wishes Were Ribbons…

We stared at the Wishing Tree with wonder. Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent So majestic, so magical. I could SEE what great things could be done through its powers. “Cut it down,” I told my foreman, “we’ll use these ribbons … Continue reading

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The Serial Killer

Dr. Dang’s face was white, but expressionless, as he started his confession. Photo prompt courtesy Liz Young “I saw my neighbors having fun at their poolside party, the kids playing with a new doll, the adults drinking away as if … Continue reading

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