In vino veritas…or not

This is an entry for the  Friday Fictioneer‘s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Open to all , ready to rack the right side of the brains!.

The objective is to write a 100 (word limit is not rigid) word story based on a photo prompt.

My story follows the photo prompt below

Copyright-Ted Strutz

‘In vino veritas…or not’

“You know how I got this scar”

“Nope” replied the bar tender

“People were scared to enter the Elephanta cave at the far end. I went in there and guess what? This bloody hundred-eyed black monster attacked me. I ran out and this demon with a big tail bites my hand. Well I gave it a good punch” he roared raising his glass of vodka “Finally this big foot runs towards me with his big club…”

“Honey you had one too many. There were bats in the cave, a monkey bit your hand and the security guard with his big stick shooed the monkey away. Now let’s go home”


This story is inspired from my visit to the Elephanta caves. These are sculpted caves situated on Elephanta island and have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course the story is a fiction! There are no bats in the caves. There are monkeys around but they don’t trouble anybody unless one becomes adventurous and tries to feed or tease them ! There are security guards to help people around :). I enjoyed my trip to these caves. Interested to know more about the caves ? Check the link ->

I am on a vacation this week and might take time to get back on comments or checking other stories 😦

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20 thoughts on “In vino veritas…or not

  1. In vino veritas…or not. Thanks for the laugh and have a wonderful vacation! Where are you headed, if you don’t mind me asking. If you do mind, feel free to ignore me. 🙂


    1. I am vacationing in Mumbai, India 🙂 I think ‘vino veritas…or not’ would have made a better title for this story ! glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  2. Awww and here I imagined you drunk and telling bloody hundred-eyed black monster tales. I really wanted that part to be true 🙂

    Fun and lively story.

  3. Dear Shreyank,
    Love the title. I don’t know what it was before since I’m slow getting around this week. Janet’s good with those, isn’t she? Loved your story, too. Very visual…Could picture the guy spinning his tall tale and his wife shooting him down. Nice.

    1. Thanks Rochelle… before this I just put it down as The Caves.. boring I know ! Janet is really good at that… plus the grammar ! really helps when she catches the mistakes i make ! 🙂

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