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“Flappy return back. The clouds are crowding, wind is picking up speed. Thunderstorm is about to break”, shouted Elly, the seagull.

Flappy her teenage boy had hormones raging in his heart and wings. He always was up for a game. Working against the odds gave his audacious ego a fat boost.

The gusty winds and a hungry eagle circling above, waiting for an opportunity to grab its last meal of the day, was enough an invitation for Flappy. He always found it fascinating to entice Hawky, the mighty eagle and dodge him. Returning safe to habitat after the ‘game of death’ amidst a noisy squawking welcome by his friends elevated his status, “fearless Flappy” to a new high.

“Six minutes of fame should not cost him dearly”, said Elly aloud mirroring her motherly insecurities.

Old Charlie, observing the drama from another branch, had only this to say, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”, as he lumbered, trying to balance himself with a lifeless wing and a broken claw.

Linking this post to Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers – 173rd Challenge, photo prompt for which is provided by wildverbs. Thank you wildverbs!
This is my sixth post for #Bar-A-Thon2018 Season3 on prompt “Six Minutes of Fame”


Bhagyashree · July 13, 2018 at 8:53 am

Quite a different take on the prompt. what is in life anyways without a little adventure….Seagulls have teenage children…wow 😀

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Hehehe! They do!!! Thanks Bhagyashree

Sonia Chatterjee · July 13, 2018 at 9:09 am

You have such a unique perspective of looking at things. I hope Flappy learns that doe fame to sustain, there needs to be the right balance of adventure and precaution. I’m sure Elly is going to monitor that.Beautiful take on the prompt.

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thanks Sonia

Meena · July 13, 2018 at 9:47 am

Great story Anagha. I hope flappy succeeds in his adventure, otherwise he will have a lifetime of regret like Old Charlie.

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 11:17 am

    True that Meena. Thanks for visiting.

Akshata Ram · July 13, 2018 at 10:24 am

that was a rare take on the prompt through the eyes of seagulls

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Thanks Akshata.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · July 13, 2018 at 11:16 am

Very creative take on the prompt,enjoyed reading.

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Thanks Jyotirmoy.

simizworld (@smitha_sp) · July 13, 2018 at 11:50 am

loved the way of writing style… nice

#Barathon 2018

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Thanks dear.

Rupali · July 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Such is life!

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    True that…for each life has its own perspective.

Shilpa Gupte · July 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm

This was superbly written, Anagha!! I simply loved it from the moment I began! I could so visualise the whole scene, and could very well see the smug look on Flappy ‘S face as he flew about, boldly, throwing caution to the winds. That’s how many of us live their lives, isn’t it? Caring a damn about the dangers that lurk behind dark corners. Their motto in life is, what’s life living with caution, when you can boldly take a few risks?
Well done!

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    You got me perfectly right Shilpa. Thanks for visiting.

Iain Kelly · July 13, 2018 at 1:14 pm

I hope Flappy makes it!

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Amen. Thanks Ian.

jaya1966 · July 13, 2018 at 2:52 pm

That is indeed a dangerous game to play and I can understand Elly’s anxiety. But then what is life without a little danger in it! Very imaginatively written.

Here is my 6th #barathon post

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    True that. Thanks Jay

pushpendra پُشپیندر (@pushpendra4acti) · July 13, 2018 at 3:44 pm

magical wordings

Amrita · July 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

An interesting story .Choices let you live the life you want I suppose!

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Choice, really matters. Thanks Amrita.

Varsh · July 13, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Six minutes of fame can be dangerous, but who cares about it when the adrenaline rush is high! Nice take on the prompt, Anagha.

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks Varsh.

BellyBytes · July 13, 2018 at 6:55 pm

You seem to be quite the daredevil Anagha. Fortune does favour the brave.

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Hahaha…thats true Sunita. Thanks for visiting.

Priceless Joy · July 13, 2018 at 7:03 pm

Such a cute story! I hope Flappy doesn’t get caught by the Eagle! Welcome to the FFfAW challenge!

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you so much PJ. Have been missing FFfAW for a long while. Finally have joined again. Feel like returning back home! Thank you for the warm welcome.

      Priceless Joy · July 14, 2018 at 12:10 am

      It’s nice to have you back! It is hard for me to keep up with who is new and who is coming back but I would rather over welcome someone than not welcome them at all. LOL!

Anita · July 13, 2018 at 8:11 pm

Adventurous Seagull! Nice one, Anagha.
We must live every moment.
I remembered the book- ‘Jonathan Livingstone Seagull’

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Yeh you are right. The free spirit is the common thread here. Thanks Anita for visiting.

Aditya Mohanty · July 13, 2018 at 9:56 pm

What a great thinking..

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks Aditya.

Namratha Varadharajan · July 13, 2018 at 10:18 pm

This is indeed a unique perspective Anagha. Teenage seagulls showing off! Good to read you:)

    Anagha Yatin · July 13, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks Namy.

Vinitha · July 17, 2018 at 3:54 am

I loved this unique take on the prompt, Anagha! The thrill associated with six minute fame is something else, isn’t it? Good one, Anagha!

Vinitha · July 17, 2018 at 3:57 am

Loved this unique take in the prompt. The thrill associated with six minute fame is something else, isn’t it? Good one, Anagha!

magiceye · July 17, 2018 at 7:29 am

So much said in a few words! Wonderful!

Sajid Akhter · July 18, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Hi Anagha,
Excellent post. Life is all about ups and downs. It is a roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns. Just be positive and keep moving.

Thanks for sharing this amazing post. Have a great day. 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · July 18, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Agree that. Thanks for visiting.

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