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Flash Friday – Owing the Man Upstairs

Rebekah Postupak brings us Flash Friday, 140-160 word stories based on the pic prompt and an added item.  This week’s add is “an unpaid bill” and the pic is below.  Read mine and then click > HERE < for the rest.  Enjoy!!!

Letter boxes, Area 51. Public domain photo by MartinStr.

Owing the Man Upstairs

By Scott L Vannatter – 158 Words

Marcelle, postman extraordinaire, had volunteered for this route. He loved the long drive out into the middle of the desert before beginning the delivery of mail to people who, often, never dealt much with another person. Steve Medlin was one such individual. His mail box was so unique and so, well, different, that Marcelle always enjoyed reading all the wording and placing the letters in the various slots. This was the first time he had gotten to use the “alien” slot. There was no cable out here, no Internet, no phone lines for that matter. Little or no reception for miles made this location only a place for those who were hermits down deep. They might be open-spaced hermits, but hermits, nonetheless.

Apparently, Steve was a bit of a loon. Or, at least, Marcelle and others had thought so. Now, here was a post, labeled “overdue” and the address was, literally, “out of this world”. Who woulda thunk?

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Namaste,

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction – Freedom

Lillie McFerrin gives us Five Sentence Fiction with this week’s word-prompt:  Freedom.  Read mine and click >HERE< for the rest.  Enjoy!

 

Freedom at Last!

 

The Grand-Chancellor of Thumor looked upon the small, scraggly human, the last of his species, as the lights poured down harshly upon his balding head, highlighting his drab attire and poor skin, and the alien laughed those grand full laughs that never speak of anything but irony and criticism.

The man looked full at him,unflinching.

The Grand-Chancellor of Thumor continued to laugh until his three lungs all hurt from the effort and his long, thin tongue had time to form the English words of finality to the pathetic excuse for a man in a language he would be able to understand and know of his terrible defeat at the hands of the most magnificent Thumor Chanixor Army.

“You are beaten, Earthling, and have lost all the precious freedom your race so keenly aspired to, and I ask,”What say you?”.

The elderly man, rubbing the top of his bald head as if for luck, responded that “There is always a choice and that marks the path of freedom” as his thumb pushed the hidden button on his watch and a small, but powerful signal pounded its way through the planet, activating all 12,568 nuclear missiles with no chance of being shut down; he smiled.

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Namaste,

Scott

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