Posted: August 12, 2015 in Friday Fictioneers
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This is my 104 word letter in response to the lovely picture of moths beneath a highly-edited sign at a McDonald’s in Somewhere, USA.


Dearest Wilbur,
Your comments and suggestions should be directed to someone who cares.
F.Y.I, that is NOT me.
(Perhaps your new secretary will oblige)
I don’t care if you hate my green dress and despise the brown one.
(You seem to like your secretary in ~ or out of ~ blue)
I will not dye my hair blonde.
(Like your secretary’s)
Pleasing you is no longer my concern.
(Your secretary is doing a fine job)
From now on you can eat at McDonald’s, iron your own clothes, and dust your own dust.
I sincerely thank you for fifteen miserable years. Claudette
P.S. I sold your cat

  1. 15 years? That’s not a long time from what I know! Although it’s probably a lot for a moth because they don’t live that long. Good for you, Claudette!

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  2. Miles Rost says:

    Boom goes the ex. Nice work! 😀

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  3. luckyjc007 says:

    Good one! Don’t mess with Claudette…she will set you straight!

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  4. draliman says:

    Ha, very good, nicely humorous and biting! Well done to Claudette.

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  5. micklively says:

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!
    Good piece.

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  6. liz young says:

    If she’d murdered him fifteen years ago she’d be out of jail by now. Love the last line!

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  7. Dear Alicia,

    ROFLMAO. This is terrific and, I don’t say this often, brilliant. Brava! Thank you for the morning laughter.



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  8. Sandra says:

    Excellent! Really made me grin. Well done.

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  9. Sally says:

    Really excellent!

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  10. gahlearner says:

    This is great. Biting and funny.

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  11. Ha.. I wonder if his secretary needs to learn to cook now.

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  12. rgayer55 says:

    Great job, Alicia. Adding the lines with the strike through type really added to the humor of this piece. I don’t know anyone would actually buy a cat. I’ve always had to beg, plead, and pay people to take them. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Russell. One of my writer/editor/blogger buddies showed me the strike-through idea during one of our writing practices. This is the first time I’ve used it, so thanks a bunch for noticing. Alicia P.S. I’ve only purchased one cat ~ he came with fleas and ringworm at no extra cost and turned out to be one of the best little buddies we ever had. The rest of our cats seem to find us.

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  13. Loved it, great use of the strike-through. lovely tool

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  14. gravadee says:

    I wonder what would his assistant think now?
    Nice take on the prompt


  15. Great format Alicia, it made your story more potent and a little humorous.

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  16. Honie Briggs says:

    Go Claudette. That damn Wilbur! Serves him right. You did a great job combining anger with humor. The strike-through makes it.


  17. Melanie says:

    This is great. I love it. So clever!

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  18. Jan Brown says:

    What else can I say but…brilliant! I loved it.

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  19. Amy Reese says:

    I like this storytelling format. It’s a kind of before and after, past and present presentation that makes a real clear case. Go, Claudette! Nice job, Alicia.

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  20. yarnspinnerr says:

    I have seen it being used but this is the best one I read ……. I mean the strike through.

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  21. Alicia, you made me ROFLMAO and you don’t know what that means? But seriously, this is wickedly clever, and delivers such a punch. ‘Dust your own dust’ – I can feel a ROFLMAO coming 😀

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  22. I was grinning the whole way through — brilliantly done, Alicia, but then, I ALWAYS like your take on these prompts! My favorite line is definitely this: “From now on you can eat at McDonald’s, iron your own clothes, and dust your own dust.”

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  23. Haha. That was very funny. I particularly like the sale of the cat.

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  24. I like this alot. Especially the opening “Dearest Wilbur” 🙂

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  25. Margaret says:

    This is fantastic. The voice and tone are just right, and I love the crossed out lines.

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  26. Sold the cat? That is one step too far. 😀 Great story, I like very imaginative representation.

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