Welcome Neighbor #FridayFictioneers

#FridayFictioneers, 100 word flash fiction
Photo courtesy of Dale Rogerson’s real life and completely unrelated to my fictional tale, in case you were worried.

Welcome Neighbor
by T. Delaplain

A soft cough and a flash of Sunday best fabric announced the committee’s arrival; midwestern hospitality and a basket of freshly baked welcome. She stopped unpacking the life she no longer recognized; boxes full of illusion and stifling small town safety.

She debated her options before the first tentative knock. Her instructions were to, “blend in”, but her instincts said, “run.” She tucked her gun into the elastic of her polyester stretch pants, patted her new permanent waves and turned the knob.

She heard the pop before she felt the impact.

Well thank you Jesus, there would be no more muffins in hell.


Friday Fictioneers welcomes you.
Take a muffin and try your hand at 100 word fiction but your last breath.

48 thoughts on “Welcome Neighbor #FridayFictioneers

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  1. Thankfully NOT related to my real life 😉
    Are ya happy Rochelle chose this pic, finally? LOL.
    Dang… she didn’t even have a chance to unpack and start anew….

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  2. I was a little turned off by the polyester pants with the elastic waistband. Perhaps it was the fashion police that shot her. 🙂
    That’s the good thing about heaven. No bran muffins and no rock-hard fruitcake.

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  3. Maybe they should have sent her to Alaska where she could live on smoked fish, wear fox fur and people have to crawl through a tunnel to enter. Opening doors is always iffy when you’re hunted. But hindsight is always 20/20. 🙃

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  4. Oops! And she didn’t even finish unpacking! This was fantastic on so many levels, Tracey. From the humor, the narrative to the imagery… just too good. Cheers, Varad

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  5. She should have listened to her instincts. These freshly baked welcomes always cause trouble. Great story, Tracey. I saw her as an assassin or spy.

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