I’m using this photo prompt to continue one of my short stories that I wrote for Writing 101. This is the link:
As I walk I notice and recognise an equestrian figure on the fields near the farm. I see a farm boy racing away, jumping over a fence – probably to get help for the unconscious man near the horse.
I identify them as the postman and his horse. The roads at the outskirts are not fit for a vehicle, and hence the horse post.
Help is on its way. The farm boy would be bringing the doctor anytime now. I realise that I am an outcast since the scandal. I should start to move. Or else, face some spite and slander.
Then it strikes me. The sealed envelope that I found – could have been blown by the wind from his bag. I open his bag to replace the envelope, so much for suicidal thoughts.
I find another which sets my thoughts in motion. And now I have two envelopes in two of my hands.
On the left I have an envelope which has directions for the addressee to bear the letter to Mr. H. A. Ted – and then be killed.
And on the right is a letter, for a scholarship holder. What I cannot digest is that in the place of my name as the scholarship student is her name.
A sneer spreads across my face as I slit them both open to exchange the contents.
This plan better work – besides I have nothing to lose.
Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week (June 16 – June 23) – 239 words.
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