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Mercy

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“Hi! This is Samantha. I must be in class, so leave me a message and I’ll call you back!”

Beep.

“I’ve paid $39.99 a month for the last six years to keep my daughter’s cell phone active, just to hear that message. She’s never going to call me back, but the smile in her voice gets me out of bed each morning. Samantha paid with her life for this man’s three-martini lunch. But as a father, I understand he is losing the same things I lost. Please consider parole. Free him to make a lifetime’s memories with his own daughter.”

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for presenting another opportunity for us Friday Fictioneers to try to cram an entire story into only 100 words!

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Posts I commented on today (all of whom are Friday Fictioneers):
(In case you missed the reason for this, I participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge in April, and though I posted every day, I was lousy at visiting and commenting on other participants’ blogs. So for each day in May, I’ve vowed to visit and comment on three posts from the various blogging communities whose members have supported my efforts. One post MUST be from a new blog I haven’t yet visited.)

Friday Fiction–Listening (elmowrites)
Upgraded Service–Friday Fictioneers (Björn Rudbergs Writings)
Flash Fiction Friday–Scavenger Hunt (The Bradley Chronicles)  new blog of the day

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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Challenges, Fiction

 

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