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Dodging a Bullet


the 75th word

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Good Monday morning to you Mr. Valentine. I have to say that was a very humorous and inventive use of the 75 words, I really enjoyed that. Good luck in the contest.


 Comment Written 06-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.
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This is a fun one Mark. A perfect and humorous scenario for this Flash. I enjoyed the set up and how the unlucky guy used his wits and won. A good contender for this prompt!!

Melissa


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reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.
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The moment I saw your name I knew I was in for a treat. Funny, short, and very clever. The 'blam' of the gunshot couldn't be counted as a word. Good luck in the contest.


 Comment Written 05-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.
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This is so clever and amusing! I love the closing twist. I think this is sure to place in the contest...or win! It's not easy to conceive those plot twists in micro-fiction. This is perfect. Good word economy too. Bravo...and thanks for the chuckle.

Warmly,
rd


 Comment Written 05-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks so much Rama. Thanks - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.

reply by rama devi on 07-Jan-2020
    Absolutely did! :)
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A very well-written seventy five word story counting down the words that keeps the author alive up to the seventy fifth word and no one knows if the bullet was seven shot.


 Comment Written 05-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.
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What happened to BLAM?

This is a really original idea for a piece of flash prose and spot on the required total into the bargain. Not only that but there is more show than tell, too.


 Comment Written 05-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks Jim - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.
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Perfectly 75; even with the sneeze and blessing. Creative and so you. I hope I don't sneeze on my next drug bust.
Sending you my best today as always, and best wishes for the contest,
Sally :)


 Comment Written 04-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks Sally - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.
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-Good image and story.
-I always, almost always, a
appreciate your humor:)
-I liked how you made the
story center around the word limit.
-I also like how the last word
is predetermined.
-I would say the guy was pretty clever!
-A good twist; good luck in the contest.
-This made me laugh, too.
Hope you had a great Christmas
and have a great New Year, too!


 Comment Written 04-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks Pam- I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.

reply by Pam (respa) on 07-Jan-2020
    You are very welcome, Mark.
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Hey excellent 75 flash fiction, Mark. This could've soured very badly if the tables hadn't turned to the life saving sneeze.

Love it, and I wish you great luck with the Contest Committee. :))

Gloria


 Comment Written 04-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks Gloria - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.
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Wonderful.

How can I now find enough useful words to make this review valid?

Highlights:
The unusual presentation with the countdown made a genuine pearl of a text.
The fact that the threatened man never lost his cool, and actively pushed the wordcount beyond the possibility of his own death.


 Comment Written 04-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 07-Jan-2020
    Thanks - I was worried that I didn't perhaps adequately communicate the twist at the end - glad it came through.
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