Flash Fiction: Letter to Lissey

Welcome to the Spot Writers. The prompt for this month is to write a letter from one character to another about a third character. Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A BLANKET FOR HER HEART. His latest book, DANGEROUS DECISIONS, will be published soon by REBEL INK PRESS


by R C Bonitz


Dear Lissey,

Hey Sis, I got your latest missive yesterday. Peter still thinks he’ll get you to marry him? The dunce. Has he even noticed this new guy on the island? You said his name is Jake, but if he’s been using a phony name how do you know Jake is really the real thing?

Watch out Sis. You lost your head over that Ramon guy all those years ago- don’t forget how bad you felt when he dumped you to sail off around the world or wherever he went.

I can hear you now as you read this.”I’m not dumb enough to fall for every sailor who drops in on the island.” Oh yeah, of course. You know what though? You bad-mouthed this Jake guy right and left but your whole letter was about him! Hair dyed red with black roots showing, snippy at the gas dock, but a chiseled chin and sculptured muscles everywhere? Be careful Sis.

Oh yeah, and he’s got a kid? A daughter he calls David? I didn’t quite understand that part. She’s a girl named Emma but he calls her David? Is this guy for real? How old is this child? That’s all you need, to be changing diapers on someone else’s kid.

By the way- how big is his boat? He’s a live-aboard you said, one of those guys who bum around the ocean like a hobo. There’s no future in a man like that. I said it before and I’ll say it again- move to the States where you can find a good man who will be the real thing. Come live with us a while- my Harvey can introduce you to some of the men he works with. There are a couple of hunky guys working in his office. They’re single dudes too, with no kids to worry about either.

I just read your letter again. The guy hooked you into keeping his identity secret? Oh Lissey, you’re in trouble. Get as far away from that man as you can. I’ll fix up the spare bedroom for you. Catch the next flight out. Harvey and I will meet you at the airport. Just come.

Love, Leslie

 The Spot Writers- our members.

RC Bonitz: rcbonitz.com

Val Muller: http://valmuller.com/blog/

Catherine A. MacKenzie: http://writingwicket.wordpress.com/wicker-chitter/

Deborah Marie Dera: www.deborahdera.com


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