December 10, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something a character never dreamed would happen. The situation can be fortuitous, funny, or disappointing. Go where the prompt leads!
Final Score – by Hugh W. Roberts
Living his life in the closet, Alan never wanted his father finding out he was gay.
He loathed going to watch football every Saturday afternoon with his father. But he never showed how disappointed he was with the season ticket his father gifted him every Christmas.
But on the Saturday after his father’s death, Alan carried on with the tradition.
“Hello. I’m Tim,” came a voice from behind. “Where’s your father today?”
Alan never dreamt that a season ticket would be the key to meeting the love of his life and no longer living his life as a lie.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch. Click here to join in.
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25 thoughts on “Final Score #flashfiction”
Hugh, what a lovely irony, and a satisfying reward.
Thank you, Charli. I got a lot of satisfaction out of writing this piece of flash.
Oooh, what a beautiful and sweet ending, Hugh! I’m not used to that from you. Is the holiday spirit responsible for this happy ending? 🙂
Just wait until you see what I got coming up, Liesbet. A revamped story I wrote a few years ago. That’ll give you the answer. 🎅
Great short flash but told two good stories. 🙂 x
I never thought about it being two stories in one, but you’re right. Thanks, Debby.
I looked in from outside the box 🙂
Lovely story Hugh, what a happy ending 💜 excuse me for saying Hugh it bought a year to my eyes 💜💜
Aww, it’s great when people tell me that a story I’ve written has bought them some kind of emotion, Willow. Thank you for letting me know.
It only fair Hugh because you did 💜
Keep Laughing People will wonder
How heartwarming in the end, Hugh. Just starting my day reading this in Spokane, WA as snow falls outside. More about my move on the blog this Sunday. This story was perfect because it was positive and we all need that right now. But don’t ever stop writing your creepy tales because those are always entertaining!
Snow? Oh, I’m jealous, Terri. I hope we get some snow this winter. We had some a few weeks ago, but only a very light dusting. I remember a few Decembers when we’ve had snow, and it made the time of year even more festive and magical.
Thank you for the thumbs up on the story. Sometimes the prompts take me off in a totally different direction. Those creepy tales will still be coming along.
Hope the drive up to Spokane went well. I look forward to reading all about it.
This story is so heart-warming, I got goosebumps. Beautiful! In the end, everything is well, if it is not well, it is not the end.
Thank you, Erika. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Love is all around us, regardless of where we find ourselves.
That is the miracle of love and life! We only need to believe in it and therefore keep our hearts open. Again, I love your story!
Thank you, Erika.
You are welcome, Hugh!
That’s adorable! (In a good way, ofc.) ❤
Thank you. I’m glad you think so. I usually do pieces of flash fiction that shock readers, so this one went off on a completely different course.
wonderful story; love works in mysterious ways!
It does, Jim. But only if we allow it too.