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flash fiction Jan 30th 2020


Excited for the night ahead, Joe had a romantic wedding anniversary dinner planned for the Mrs but first, he had to deliver his last piece of mail to Martha Perkins.

As Joe placed Martha’s mail in her mailbox, he noticed that the mail was starting to build up. This worried him and he rang the bell but there was no answer. Mabel, her neighbor saw Joe and came out to tell him that Martha was in the hospital.

Martha was 98 and had no family. Dinner would have to wait. Joe was going to visit Martha in the hospital.


This flash fiction was written for Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a postal carrier in an extreme situation. Even if you base your story on a true one, focus on the core trait of this postal carrier. Go where the prompt leads!


23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nice guy that postal carrier…..and nice job, you, with this flash fiction.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 2, 2020
  2. This is a delightful story, Susan.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 2, 2020
  3. What a nice mailman. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    February 2, 2020
  4. Nice!


    February 1, 2020
  5. Your story shows a thoughtful man.


    February 1, 2020

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