Flash Fiction

Final steps

My throat constricts at the leviathan task ahead. I scribble the last sentence on my note, seal the envelope and place it beside the empty bottle of pills.

The dangling rope awaits me.

(c) Sanch V (6 September 2017)

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    September 6, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Rope and pills! Goodness, he/she wants to be sure.

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    September 6, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Nothing extra, nothing missing. You nailed the word limit!

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    kalpana solsi
    September 7, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Pills and the noose, the protagonist does not want to take chances. what is scribbled on the note? curious.

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    September 7, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Oh no! That’s a painful one, Sanch.
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    Rachna Parmar
    September 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    That’s really sad and tragic.

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    September 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Oh wow; doublechecking a suicide with backup plan! Now this is surely a very organised worker 😉
    Good one Sanch

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    September 8, 2017 at 12:08 am

    This is heartbreaking to read, but you’ve executed it very well, Sanch.
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    Melony Boseley
    September 8, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Wow, Sanch! Just perfect writing. The last line reveals all!
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    September 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

    A leviathan task indeed. Heartbreaking !

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    September 8, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Love the “throats constricts” and dangling rope at the end. Kinda ironic… in a twisted way. Nicely done!!

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    September 8, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    That’s poignant! If only life had been kind to her.
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