July 26: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Suitcase


July 26, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about what happens next to a stranded suitcase. Go where the prompt leads you, but consider the different perspectives you can take to tell the tale.

The calls for the next flight were met with mass movement. Beside us sat a black suitcase. We waited for the traveller to return but the longer it sat there all alone, the more on edge we became.

My sister alerted the airport security and immediate there was a clearing of the area. We were questioned to make sure it was not ours.

Within minutes the area was cordoned off, security barriers erected and everyone moved back. Then there was an explosion, and the suitcase was no more.

We often wondered if the man returned to retrieve his underwear.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2018/07/27/july-26-flash-fiction-challenge/

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16 Responses to July 26: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Suitcase

  1. Hilarious, I loved it😂

  2. Lyn says:

    Let’s hope he’d done his laundry beforehand..

  3. I can’t stand that a stranded suitcase is cause for concern, but there it is, everyone’s underwear in a twist.

  4. Colleen Chesebro says:

    LOL! I like this piece, Michael. You added humor at the end to expel the tension! Love it! ❤

  5. It’s an interesting point to ponder, methinks 🙂

  6. robbiecheadle says:

    A great ending, Michael.

  7. Charli Mills says:

    That is hilarious, Michael! Great use of tension between the modern fear of a lone suitcase at the airport and the old adage to bring clean underwear.

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