"TrapDoor" a fifty-word story written using the Freewrite Prompt. Humpbuckle Tales 23

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You think you are walking on solid ground.

Until the rug is violently pulled from beneath your feet.

Hearing of Gilham's suicide a trapdoor opens in Molly's mind.

She tumbles into darkness.

How did she miss his depression?

Her last words to him - "Foolish old man" - echo around her brain.

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This 50-word story was written using @mariannewest's @freewritehouse Freewrite Writing Prompt "trapdoor"

This is the 23rd of my Humpbuckle Tales, a series of 50-word stories that can be read alone, but if you read them all you will start to see a bigger story unfold. They are not always written in chronological order so you may need to exercise your brain a little to see where they fit in time.

Later today I will be posting an author reading of my first 10 Humpbuckle Tales, so watch this space!

I am not currently running a Zapfic contest, but if you would like to write microfiction (any story less than 100 words) please feel free to tag me. I will check it out and if I like it you'll get an upvote and a reblog.

I really do appreciate the time you take to read my posts, and love it even more if you leave me a comment!

Have a fantastic day!

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Ah, good, you already have more coming through "that door" -
and I'm still wondering with Holbert if this is really suicide.
And hoping to find these all in one big file, because if I must open in 50 places with my glacially slow internet, I'm likely to be outside pulling weeds before the file opens.
Clever, fun stories and clever delivery method (for those with normal internet speeds!).

This is the 23rd of my Humpbuckle Tales, a series of 50-word stories that can be read alone, but if you read them all you will start to see a bigger story unfold. They are not always written in chronological order so you may need to exercise your brain a little to see where they fit in time.

Ha ha! Every two weeks I'm doing an author reading. It's available on podcast as well as YouTube so that might help with rubbish internet! Anyway the first 10 stories are all here:
https://peakd.com/hive-161155/@felt.buzz/author-reading-of-the-first-10-stories-in-the-humpbuckle-tales-series

I am thinking about doing an pdf (updating it monthly) with all the tales in one place. I'll let u know if I do it!