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Alex’s Sugar Report

“Warner. Mail.”

The sergeant tossed the letter at him on his way by. Alex snatched it from where it had fallen on his bunk. He smelled the perfume before he even saw the return address.

A smile tugged at his mouth. He closed his eyes, pictured her smile, her green eyes, remembered her lips warm and soft under his.

“What’s that, Alex? A sugar report?”

Alex let out a long sigh. “Indeed.”

“What’s it say?”

Alex read the words. The smile faded.

“Bad news?” Matthew asked.

Alex laughed. “No. The best news ever. I’m going to be a dad.”


Part of the Carrot Ranch Literary Community’s flash fiction challenge. Learn more HERE

February 13, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier, or invent a new use for it. Go where the prompt leads!

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5 thoughts on “Alex’s Sugar Report

  1. Charli Mills says:

    The details create a pleasant image, then you give us a moment of concern before delivering the sweet report.

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  2. Maybe not what he thought she was going to say, but there it is. Glad he was excited for this news in the end. Just a little sugar shocked at first.

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    1. Just realized I wrote Sugar Letter on the one I put on the Carrot Ranch…..oops. Well, I know what I meant.


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