“TrapDoor”a fifty-word story. Humpbuckle Tales 23

You think you are walking on solid ground.

Until the rug is violently pulled from beneath your feet.

Hearing of Gilham’s suicide a trapdoor opens in Molly’s mind.

She tumbles into darkness.

How did she miss his depression?

Her last words to him – “Foolish old man” – echo around her brain.

This is the twenty-third story in the series of Humpbuckle Tales. Each story is precisely 50 words long. They are meant to be independent stories, but if you read them all you will find each one adds another piece to the puzzle – there is a bigger story that is being told.

This story was first published on my Hive blog (@felt.buzz) and you can find all the stories on the @humbuckletales Hive account – at the time of posting this I have just published number 38. On Hive I publish 12 stories per week (Monday to Saturday one story per day and then six 50-word stories in one post on a Sunday).

If you prefer the drip drip drip approach keep coming back here for one 50-word tale every day!

You can watch the author read the first 10 Humpbuckle Tales on YouTube or you can listen to it as a podcast. The 2nd author reading is scheduled for Monday 1st November.

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