Torn #flashfiction

February 13, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier, or invent a new use for it. Go where the prompt leads!

The first words that entered Mike’s head when looking at the picture were ‘I love you.’ He wished he’d kept the sugar letter he’d received while on duty in Iraq.


Torn by love and lust, Sophie suddenly remembered the reply she’d got from a sugar letter she’d sent. Had he meant what he had said? Was now the right time to find out?


Two floors above, Doug dreamt about a tall stranger dressed in military uniform stood in a field of daisies, and who held an unopened letter towards him. ‘Not everything is as it seems,’ whispered the stranger.

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Image Credit: Charli Mills

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

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24 thoughts on “Torn #flashfiction

    1. You may have been on vacation during some of them, Teri. I’m glad you’re enjoying the story. This is an entirely different method for me to write fiction. The story and I are in the hands of Charli (who sets the prompts each week).

      1. Yeah, won’t be easy, but these characters are kind of addictive. People are invested, want to know what happens with them 🙂

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