General Fiction posted January 15, 2021

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a short story

There Was a Knock on the Door

by Bill Schott

There was a knock on the door. I opened it and saw a naked lady. She was about ninety years old and looked as though she was lost.

"Hello, dear," I said. "Are you alright?"

"Yes, sir. Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?"

Being an intelligent man, I immediately discerned that this woman needed help.

"Please come in, dear," I said.

"My mom said not to enter anyone's house unless she came along."

"Sure, well, where is she?"

"Behind you, Dummy!"

I woke up later where I fell. My house was emptied of anything valuable and I had a cookie in my hand.

I called the police and ate the cookie.


Sentence writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a story that starts with this sentence: There was a knock on the door.

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