Final Score #flashfiction

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.

Image credit: Charli Mills

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

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

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