My dear friend, prestigious output Author-At-Large, Kate Laity, ran a ‘short story on a postcard’ competition, and honoured yours truly with ‘first runner-up’ tag … here’s the 1, 2, 3 for you to enjoy ..:):) cheers all, and thanks m”lady J Kate :):):):)
I’m happy to announce the results of the 2013 Postcard Fiction Contest, images of the winning entries above. My grateful thanks to everyone who sent in a postcard. I’ll just copy the stories here. Second runner up with “The Right Time” on a WTC postcard is John Williams-Searle:
The Right Time
When the elevator stopped between floors, the stockbroker looked up, annoyed and then startled.
“What are you doing here? You’re dead.”
A man in chef whites shrugged.
“Guilty as charged. It was mid-September and I was late for work. I hated that place. Crushing debt. My wife insisted we look at vacation homes. My kids were brats. I just stepped out.”
I knew it! How many people did that? My wife and I argue about it. She says I’m an idiot.”
“Wives do that. The life insurance helped mine forget. She recovered in the Hamptons and I make omlets.”
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