50 word thursday

Microfiction: Modern Art

My son beamed proudly as he presented his latest acquisition to me.

“Look here pops, this is 2000 dollars well spent.”

I was dumbfounded.

“Son, what exactly is this?”

“This is true modern art.”

I shook my head and remembered times past, when art was simply pretty landscapes and portraits…

Word Count: 50


Six Sentence Story “Simple”

50 Word Thursday #26


Flash Fiction: Studying Fishes

All I wanted to do was to get closer to the school of undiscovered fish I saw before me.

I was already at maximum safe distance from the vessel.

I had swum out quite far away from the other divers, who were trying to hail me on my communicator.

Ignoring the garbled message I was receiving, I held my arms out in full extension hoping the fishes would come towards me.

My idea worked and all the fishes started swimming towards me, just as I received the message clearly.

“Red alert. Red alert. Return to vessel. Fishes confirmed as man-eaters…”

Word Count: 100


Six Sentence Story ‘Extension’

50 Word Thursday #24

Flash Fiction: Pvt. Investigator

“What do you call yourself?” the Fawn said at last.

Such a soft sweet voice it had! From its looks I had expected it to sound gruffier. I responded confidently.

“A private investigator. The world’s best actually.”

“We don’t have any of those where I come from.”

“Pray tell me. What do you need my help with?”

The fawn looked to his hooves and shifted nervously in his seat.
“I’ve heard you are good at finding lost things.”

“That I am. Now, what have you lost?”

“Four children.”

“Very well. And you said you were from this place called ..Narnia..yes?”

Word Count: 100


50 Word Thursday #19

Microfiction: Silent Observer

Don’t mind me, I’m just a silent observer.

I’ve nothing to say about what transpires in this city. No words about the charming face it dons during the day, nor about its ugly night-form. If you have a problem with this dichotomy, don’t look at me.

I’m a silent observer…

Word Count: 50


50 Word Thursday #16

Microfiction: Shrine

You are never going to answer me are you?

I had built this shrine so that I could pray to all you Gods and deities. I believed in you, believed that you would listen to my prayers. But, I was mistaken. You are all false Gods.

The Devil may listen…

Word Count: 50


50 Word Thursday #15

Microfiction: Run

It has been a huge change.

Earlier, I used to run behind animals,  on the hunt for flesh. Now, I run ahead of men, on the hunt for gold. However, what haven’t changed are the spectators.

They used to cheer for me back then, they cheer for me even now.

Word Count: 50


50 WORD THURSDAY 2019 #12

Microfiction: Used To

The rigid formality of the place suffocated her.

She was walking around in a slow manner, trying to keep a stoic face. She was not used to this. She had never had any entourage around her, stifling her privacy.

The new queen realised there was much to get used to.

Word Count: 50


50 Word Thursday #11


Microfiction: Hanging Out

“Funny little thing, aren’t you?”

I looked up at the speaker. It was a frog. I sighed. Considering himself, he’s the last person who should be calling me that.
“So are you like the outcaste cousin of the black panther?”

He’s surely getting a earful.

Once, master sews-on my mouth…

Word Count: 50


50 Word Thursday #10