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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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”
Fascinating, what will happen next? That’s the fun of story writing Hugh we can take it wherever we want!
We can, Marje, although this story is also in the hands of Charli and her prompts.
This love triangle is sweet!
With a dark twist (I hope), Charli.
More barley sugar treats. X As you twist and turn the warm sugar then set its shape. Nicely done. X
Thank you. That’s a lovely way of putting it, Ellen.
I hoped you would like it x
Yay, another successful strike 👍
Thanks, Erika. Let us hope I can carry on with this story.
Fingers tightly crossed!
How have I missed all of these, Hugh? Now I’m hooked.
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).
You have to string these all together one day, Hugh. When the prompts bring an end to the story 🙂
I know, and the longer I leave it, the harder it’s going to get. At least the six parts I’ve already published, are only about 5 minutes in the lives of the three characters. That may help me.
Yeah, won’t be easy, but these characters are kind of addictive. People are invested, want to know what happens with them 🙂
Thank you, that’s excellent feedback. I’m sure the characters will let me know when they’ve decided to let go of me.
Alright! Keep on going, Hugh! 🙂
For as long as the writing prompts don’t throw me, I will, Liesbet.
Hi, Hugh – I absolutely LOVE the twist!
Thanks, Donna. I’m wondering how much longer I can carry on with this tale. I keep thinking the word prompt is going to end the story, but these characters don’t want to stop yet.
Curiouser and curiouser…
Yes, they even have me curious.