The Door

flash fiction! I couldn’t resist

A story in 42 words

My door, painted red with a large brass knob, appeared in the chapel where family and friends gathered to say good-bye.

Floating close to the ceiling, conversations about me. I eavesdropped.

Procrastination is a hard habit to break. I must depart. Maybe











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40 Responses to The Door

  1. atrm61 says:

    Very cute!Possibly I would do the same 😉 Definitely a hard decision 😀 Enjoyed this !

  2. Jennifer G. Knoblock says:

    I love the ending…and the red door!

  3. M. L. Sexton says:

    How sad they’re at her funeral but I would most definitely be eavesdropping.

  4. jenbrunett says:

    How cute!! That would be a tough decision!

  5. Mae Clair says:

    Very cool. I like! 🙂

  6. I like this. Am I off, or is this about eavesdropping at your own funeral?

  7. Marcy says:

    I love the idea of procrastination being a hard habit to break, even in that circumstance.

    • Sue says:

      yep – my mother was a procrastinator and I always thought she’d be late to her own funeral. She wasn’t cause I planned it

  8. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Thank you for the shiver chuckle!

  9. zeudytigre says:

    I like this a lot. Not sure I would want to know what people said about me!

  10. I’d eavesdrop too. Great take on the prompt!

  11. Christine says:

    Ha! I immediately thought of Being Human with the door. Great take on the question, though – I loved it. Thanks for gargleblasting!

  12. saroful says:

    Fun! The red door is such a great visual to anchor the rest of the piece to.

  13. what a haunting post! (but well written!) it reminds me of a rachmaninoff piece that my piano teacher told me, where when you listen to the song, you can hear the struggle of a man, buried alive in his coffin after the funeral. *shiver*

  14. Should I stay or should I go. Guess it depends on how they are talking about me!

  15. innatejames says:

    If that ever happened to me, it would go all Jerry Springer up in that place! Very creative answer.

  16. Sue says:

    aw now I get it. It was me obtuse not you – thank you

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