Sign from the Universe

December 2, 2020 at 1:59 pm 40 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 December 2020

C.E. Ayr
Photo Credit: C. E. Ayr

 
Frank had decided to commit suicide but was now having second thoughts.

“What the hell?” the Grim Reaper muttered in exasperation as he was already booked for pickup.

Unable to make up his mind, Frank looked for signs from the universe.

While walking down the street, he saw a rope on the pavement in the shape of the number eight. Could it be the answer he was seeking?

After realizing it was too short to hang himself, he exclaimed, “Alleluia! I was saved!”

“That’s what you thought!” the Grim Reaper snickered, as he watched Frank hit by an errant car.

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40 Comments Add your own

  • 1. larry trasciatti  |  December 2, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Hey man when his number’s up….

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  December 2, 2020 at 4:11 pm

      larry:

      yep, whether he liked it or not.

      Reply
  • 3. jwdwrites  |  December 2, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    You can’t cheat the Reaper!

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  December 2, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      jwdwrites:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 5. neilmacdon  |  December 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    It was written

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  December 2, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      neil:

      sadly, it was.

      Reply
  • 7. msjadeli  |  December 2, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    He was toying with death and death has no sense of humor.

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  December 3, 2020 at 8:49 am

      msjadeli:

      yep, nothing personal. it was strictly business.

      Reply
  • 9. justjoyfulness  |  December 3, 2020 at 3:19 am

    You may run or hide but there’s no escaping the Grim Reaper.

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  December 3, 2020 at 8:49 am

      justjoyfulness:

      once summoned, the grim reaper takes over from there.

      Reply
  • 11. Sandra  |  December 3, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Ouch! The irony of it all.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  December 3, 2020 at 8:48 am

      sandra:

      too bad, there was no second chance for him.

      Reply
  • 13. Keith's Ramblings  |  December 3, 2020 at 6:02 am

    If it’s meant to be, it will be.

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  December 3, 2020 at 8:48 am

      keith:

      true that.

      Reply
  • 15. rochellewisoff  |  December 3, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    That Grim Reaper. Sad story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  December 3, 2020 at 8:48 am

      rochelle:

      toying with the idea of killing himself set events in motion that couldn’t be stopped anymore whether he changed his mind or not.

      Reply
  • 17. bearmkwa  |  December 3, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Oh, what a cruel twist of fate you’ve written for us this week! Awesome!

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  December 3, 2020 at 8:47 am

      jellico:

      this week’s photo prompt made me do it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Iain Kelly  |  December 3, 2020 at 9:38 am

    No one puts the Grim Reaper on hold! Darkly funny 🙂

    Reply
    • 22. plaridel  |  December 4, 2020 at 9:46 am

      iain:

      glad you found the humour in it as i did. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Susan A Eames  |  December 3, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Oh no! What a last line. 🙂

    Reply
    • 24. plaridel  |  December 4, 2020 at 9:45 am

      susan:

      sadly, that’s how the story ended.

      Reply
  • 25. Dale  |  December 3, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Once your date and time and put on the post-it note (Dead Like Me show I loved) there is nothing you can do about it.

    Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  December 4, 2020 at 9:45 am

      dale:

      absolutely. once noted, he was dead meat.

      Reply
  • 27. Tannille  |  December 3, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    The Grim Reaper always has the last laugh! Enjoyed the story.

    Reply
    • 28. plaridel  |  December 4, 2020 at 9:45 am

      tannille:

      it’s very kind of you. thank you for reading as always. 🙂

      Reply
  • 29. James McEwan  |  December 4, 2020 at 1:32 am

    You have to be careful with the Grim Reaper, if you annoy him he has his way of getting what he wants in the end. I like the darkish humour.

    Reply
    • 30. plaridel  |  December 4, 2020 at 9:44 am

      james:

      the repear treats his job seriously and does like folks dilly dallying.

      Reply
  • 31. draliman  |  December 4, 2020 at 8:28 am

    You can’t cheat the Reaper. Especially if you annoy him.

    Reply
    • 32. plaridel  |  December 4, 2020 at 9:44 am

      draliman:

      indeed. the reaper is all business.

      Reply
  • 33. Brenda's Thoughts  |  December 4, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Hmm, I guess it was his time after-all. Maybe he irritated the Grim Reaper by putting him on pause. Well done, Plaridel!

    Reply
    • 34. plaridel  |  December 8, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      brenda:

      it looks like it. like food, he had reached his expiration date.

      Reply
  • 35. theministryofshrawleywalks  |  December 5, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Great story, the last line made me laugh! Sorry I think, I hope the grim reaper wasn’t watching me!

    Reply
    • 36. plaridel  |  December 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      shrawley:

      i suspect you’re not on his radar yet. you can relax for now. 🙂

      Reply
  • 37. Mike  |  December 7, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    O dear, but you made me smile, that’s good.

    Reply
    • 38. plaridel  |  December 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      mike:

      what a great compliment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 39. notestowomen  |  December 8, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Poor Frank.

    Reply
    • 40. plaridel  |  December 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      notestowomen:

      i know.

      Reply

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