Lots of good entries this week, but flash fiction veteran Dick Waters claims victory as the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.
The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.
Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:
The Day After FRY-day
by Dick Waters
I guess Sarge making light of today is how he copes with Fry-days.
My dream was something that couldn’t be anymore. I have had many similar dreams over the last few years. They are all the result of our memories together.
I’ve had a lot of time to think about how I got here. They say two wrongs don’t make a right. What they did was wrong, and in my mind, what I did was only slightly better. Those crazy guys thought they were just going to scare her. However, they killed Katie. They will never do that again to anyone else’s love, and that is why I’m going to see my maker on Fry-day…my judgment day.
I wrote a note for Sarge. Maybe he will understand it, and maybe he won’t. We talked last week and he told me he had never fallen in love. I tried to explain what it is like to fall head over heels for the love of your life…your soul mate. Then I tried to have him understand what it is like to lose her.
I pray by some miracle I’ll be with her on SatHERday. God help my soul.
I put the note to Sarge in the envelope. It is so simple he might not understand it – ‘Beware Sarge…you could be right here if someone cruelly takes your special someone away!’
“Are you ready Johnson?”
“I am. Are you? This note is for you. Please open it tomorrow.”