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Found Letters – Flash Fiction

feb 13 flash fiction


This was written for this week’s Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

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!


Jenny was cleaning out her mom’s house after she’d died and came across a stack of letters tied together. She was curious to find out who they were from, so she settled into a big comfy chair and was shocked as soon as she started to read them. They were from a man in the army and from the written words she could tell that he was in love with her mother and planned to marry. After putting two and two together Jenny found out that this man was her father who never returned from the war. Tears flowed.



12 Comments Post a comment
  1. a powerful story written in simple words. nicely done

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    February 17, 2020
  2. What a way to find out such a thing. Well told!

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    February 16, 2020
  3. What a find! It reminds me a little of Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country in which a teenage girl finds the letters her daddy wrote to her mother before he died in Vietnam.

    Sweet story, Susan!

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    February 16, 2020
  4. Nice take, Susan. I wonder did she have a dad all this time, another man who married her mom. It reminds me of a true story that goes along those lines.

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    February 16, 2020
  5. Aw, that’s so sweet

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    February 16, 2020

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