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#FF — Choose

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She bought the old manual typewriter on a whim. It seemed to call to her that day in the antique shoppe.

Robert was in bed snoring when she set it up in the study. Sipping Merlot, wondering what to type, she needn’t have; as the moment her fingertips rested on asdfjkl; they typed of their own volition faster than she’d ever typed in her seventy years.

Eyes widened, throat dry, and breath shallow she read the words:

“I’ve waited thirty years for you to tell Robert. Now choose which of you joins me at midnight.”

The clock struck eleven.

[100 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the host of Friday Fictioneers.

85 thoughts on “#FF — Choose

  1. Maybe it’s the preacher who wasn’t a real preacher who married them…and she knew all along but didn’t tell Robert…Robert has to find out he is not married.

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    1. Thanks! Hey, I don’t want to be a pest or unreasonable, but is there a way you can designate your scary stories with an asterisk after the title so I can feel safe to read the non-scary ones and skip the scary ones? Feel free to say hell no. Just askin… Right now I can’t read any of them, which is unfortunate because I really like your writing.


      1. Hmm, this is a bit embarrassing, because I wasn’t aware that I wrote scary stories.
        I just looked back and I don’t think I have written anything with even a hint of nastiness in many weeks, which rather surprises me!
        So I think you need to help me out here or else, sadly, I am going to lose a valued reader.

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        1. Well, the last one I read and/or tried to read was about a person on vaca who decided to “treat himself” with a couple of children (best my memory can recall.) It’s ok, carry on!


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