Man cave.

“This is really an impressive place you’ve here. Is this some sort of getaway man cave club?” bracing her right leg she studied the table just as she did her opponent.

Flexing his slightly impressive pecs, you know the kind that says I-am-not a- street thug-but-am-still-all-man type of pecs he smiled “What makes you think its not my private man cave?”

“Calm your ego essh. I didn’t ask if it was yours, I asked if this is were you and your buddies escape for private business.” Flashing him a coy smile.

“Do you guy have plans to actually play the game or just circle each other like tigers on heat? Not that I care ‘cos either version is very entertaining.” Her friend rudely interjected.

The lights flickered.

“What’s just happened?” she asked

Chuckling “It’s the wind messing around, it’ll settle.”

It happened again, longer this time.

Posed  ready to tackle the darkness, they failed to note the slithering mass slowly rooting their feet to the floor like a spider’s web would hold a victim.


When I saw the picture the only thing I could think of was a private man cave in a secluded mansion.

In response to the writing challenge flash fiction for aspiring writers hosted by Priceless Joy click on the link to visit the blog. The photograph was provided by Etol Bagam (interesting photo can’t wait to see all the stories it inspires) and the challenge is to write a 100 – 150 words (+/- 25 words) story inspired by it. Do click on the link for other stories.

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21 thoughts on “Man cave.

  1. I was enjoying the scene where they were circling each other like tigers ready to fight. The flickering lights put a scare! I didn’t see that coming. I hope they escape what awaits them 🙂

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  2. Great story! I can almost imagine it as a scene in a film, where at first you’re not sure if it’s their shadow, but then in one flicker of the light you realise it’s not, and in the next one you only see their horrified faces! Everything accompanied with a Psycho soundtrack, of course. 🙂

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