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Too Important

Mere minutes til the results are announced. Win or lose, succeed or fail… Which will it be?

She perches on the corner of her bed, clutching her phone. It rings.

Well?” she breathes.

“Hi, honey. It’s Mom.”

She hangs up in disgust. This is too important.

The phone rings again.

This story was based on the TypeTrigger prompt “minutes til.”

A Sense of Direction

She transferred to four different buses at random, closed her eyes and spun in a circle, walked down a few unfamiliar side streets, and wound up right in front of her house.


There was only one explanation: Mom hadn’t been lying; her father really had been a homing pigeon.