January 30: Flash Fiction – Postman Pat

Charli’s Carrot Ranch flash fiction prompt:

January 30, 2020, prompt: 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!

Postman Pat steeled himself as he walked towards the door of The Bite, 13 Ruff Lane. If there was one thing he was good at, it was delivering post, and no one had ever created a situation that he couldn’t get through, to make sure his letters reached the correct hands.

Until today.

Since the new owners had moved it, ten different postal workers had been taken off this route, through stress.

A large, ferocious pet, apparently.

Phooey! No dog had ever hindered his job, no matter the size.

Then he heard the growl – Was that even a dog?

27 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Charli Mills
    Feb 05, 2020 @ 07:42:49

    Oh, yikes! Great to let the reader imagine the size of the beast based on the growl.

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  3. Jennie
    Feb 03, 2020 @ 13:48:30

    That was good! Love the last line.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 02, 2020 @ 09:01:52

    Poor Postman Pat. Maybe its Cujo [from Stephen King’s book].

    Liked by 1 person


  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 19:12:08

    Well solved, Sis!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. charlypriest
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 13:36:32

    Lesson learned for me…. I´ll have to keep the dog inside the days the postman comes.
    Fun read.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Hugh's Views and News
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 10:24:13

    Funny. I was thinking Fluffy the dog from Harry Potter.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. willowdot21
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 00:19:05

    Arrrrrrrrrgh 💜

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Elizabeth
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 00:09:20

    Now I’m curious!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 31, 2020 @ 19:10:38


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  11. Sunshiny SA, Kavitha
    Jan 31, 2020 @ 18:49:04

    Definitely not his black and white cat😊

    Liked by 1 person


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