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The Last Shoot!

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ic: Kecia Spartin

In response to FFAW Challenge # 122 hosted by Priceless Joy

Write a story for the above prompt photo in 100 – 150 words (+ – 25).

Here is my story:

Raj and Jai moved into the cottage away from the maddening city crowd. Both were veteran wildlife photographers and found the cottage close to the jungle perfect for their work. Both of them were excited about the new series they were working on, for the Wildlife channel.

They had worked on many projects together. This was their last one, after which Raj was moving to the US to join his son.

The next morning, Raj woke up early to saunter around the place. The earthy smell of the forest, the leaf carpeted path, calls of the animals echoing, he found the beauty of the forest comforting . He was at peace with himself.

Raj’s bloodcurdling scream shattered the peace of the morning. Rushing out Jai saw Raj lying at a short distance from the house. Sprinting across, he saw a venomous reptile slither away into the bushes.

If only they had listened to the local, who had forewarned them not to stay in that cottage, as it was haunted!

Wc: 169 words

 

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43 comments on “The Last Shoot!

  1. Henrietta Watson
    July 4, 2017

    A very good story. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. i liked the slithery reptile more… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like

  3. Megala
    July 4, 2017

    Well penned story with apt title!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Moushmi Radhanpara
    July 4, 2017

    An interesting take.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Moon
    July 4, 2017

    A compelling read , Radhika! Very well done!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Iain Kelly
    July 4, 2017

    Basically my worst nightmare about snakes! Nice one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  7. A Writer's Beginning
    July 4, 2017

    Ooh I didn’t see that coming! Nice use of language in the short word count and great take on the prompt! Thanks for sharing such a great story ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Priceless Joy
    July 4, 2017

    Very tension filled! Great story! I guess Raj wonโ€™t be moving to the U.S. to live with his son.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. michael1148humphris
    July 4, 2017

    I loved this gastly ghost story,

    Like

  10. James
    July 4, 2017

    Yikes. Haunted by a snake? Not my kind of place.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. swalia
    July 5, 2017

    Snake and a haunted cottageโ€ฆ Perfect thriller!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Flashing Thought
    July 5, 2017

    Develop the plot, and i assure you it will be a best seller.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Marie
    July 6, 2017

    Oh man! Hope she wasn’t bitten! Good story. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  14. thewritewomanblog
    July 8, 2017

    Loved the title, says a lot about the story. Loved the contrast of the beauty of nature along with the cold hands of death. A sad end indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Divya Deepak Rao
    July 8, 2017

    Wow Radhika! I love how you’ve described the forest and its sounds! I sense a book coming out soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like

  16. kalpana solsi
    July 9, 2017

    I was lost in the sight and sound of the forest and was jolted at the end. good story writing.
    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/07/the-modern-eve.html

    Liked by 1 person

  17. mywords331
    July 10, 2017

    Ooo Haunted house…well written๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 1 person

  18. McGuffy's Reader
    July 10, 2017

    I like this! Great writing, Radhika!
    The Lesson
    Annie at ~McGuffyโ€™s Reader~

    Liked by 1 person

  19. jacquelineobyikocha
    July 11, 2017

    I hope they got away fast enough.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Nisthur Anadi
    July 19, 2017

    Hmmmm scary one indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

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