Friday Fictioneers — Priority Mail

Mildred was beside herself. “The funeral is at noon today,” she said. “What are we going to do if his ashes don’t arrive in time?”

“We can still have the service, Mom,” Steve said.

“No, we can’t have a funeral service without the remains of the deceased,” Mildred said. “The crematorium said they sent them via priority mail. Go to the post office and find out where they are.”

Steve dutifully drove to the post office and, after a few minutes, called his mother. “I got them. His remains were in what the call the ‘dead letter bin,’ ironically.”

(99 words)


Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo Credit: Ted Strutz.

25 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Priority Mail

  1. rugby843 February 19, 2021 / 8:43 am

    Oh no you did it again!😃  Once again I fill everything out and click on post comment and it says no….🤪

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

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    • Fandango February 19, 2021 / 7:30 pm

      I don’t understand why that’s happening.

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  2. Bear February 19, 2021 / 12:20 pm

    I’d laugh, if it didn’t seem less than tactful. Great story.

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  3. bushboy February 19, 2021 / 1:06 pm

    Mirth was had here Fandango 🙂 🙂

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  4. RuthScribbles February 19, 2021 / 2:31 pm

    Hi. I’m testing the DuckDuckGo browser. I logged into WordPress on the browser then I went to your blog and now I’m commenting.

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  5. RuthScribbles February 19, 2021 / 2:32 pm

    Well it still doesn’t work from the app. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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    • Fandango February 19, 2021 / 10:50 pm

      That doesn’t surprise me. The app is buggy.

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    • Fandango February 21, 2021 / 3:41 pm

      Thanks, Brenda.

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  6. leigha66 February 22, 2021 / 10:47 pm

    Well that would be an awkward situation… great writing Fandango!

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  7. Carol anne June 8, 2021 / 11:59 am

    brilliant! Great story with a clever punch line at the end!

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