Unfinished Business

SmokeDanger! Alarm scraped across my nerves, shrill and insistent. It thrummed in every pore. I fought it down.

“May I sit?” my dead father asked.

I nodded. I had summoned him, after all.


This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge  weekend prompt:

This weekend’s challenge is to give us a story or snippet of a story which includes, in exactly 33 words, a justified exclamation point.  Make us believe that your exclamation point simply needs to be in your story.  The writer with the most believable exclamation wins.

9 responses to “Unfinished Business

  1. ooooooooh beware what you ask,, eh? 🙂

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  2. Oh, boy. Do I like this a lot! More!

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  3. Nice one! Completely unexpected.

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  4. Oh, yes! That fight or flight reaction deserves an exclamation point.

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  5. Love this! (and yes, that exclamation point was needed!)

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  6. Well done–a longer story is waiting.

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  7. Bravo. Great twist. Evelyn

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  8. I agree, we need more to this. What happens next? Clever response and the exclamation was definitely much needed! Thanks for linking up and we hope to see you for the weekday challenge too.

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  9. As long as your narrator takes responsibility for their actions… 😉 eeek.

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