Turning Point #flashfiction

January 30, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a postal carrier in an extreme situation. Even if you base your story on a true one, focus on the core trait of this postal carrier. Go where the prompt leads!


Putting his right hand into the trouser pocket of his postal carrier uniform, Mike felt the outline of the handle of the revolver. He knew his jealousy was forcing an extreme situation to develop.

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Two floors above, Sophie wished she could wish herself back to the postal depot where she and Mike worked, so she could escape the extreme situation Doug was putting her in.

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Just before deciding now was the right time to smother Sophie’s face with the pillow; he was holding, Doug’s vision became a little blurry. Why had Sophie put them both in this extreme situation?


Image credit: Charli Mills

Click here to read the first part of the story and follow the links back to this part.

Click here to read the next part of the story.

Written in response to the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.

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30 thoughts

    1. ‘The Bridegroom’ Stories are some of my favourites, Liesbet. I wrote the first part while actually at a wedding. Parts 2, 3 and 4 soon followed. Glad you’re enjoying this little mini-series. I had no intention of making it into a mini-series, but it looks as if it’s going that way.

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