Prickly Situation (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

Carrot Ranch September 28 flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a prickly story.

Author photo.

Ah, yes, the problem of an address.

She does have a physical address, albeit without the legal right to live there. What would happen if she used that on her resume, her official identification, her registration to vote? It should be verifiable as deliverable by the post office.

The problem is, will anyone actually check? What if someone actually mails something to her there? All she needs is a busybody mail carrier to get her ousted and living truly on the streets.

Gotta take a chance.

She hesitates, then types in 3233 Somerset Avenue. Let them call her bluff.

This is a vignette from The Life and Times of Jane Doe. Great 99-word flash fiction from other writers can be found at the Carrot Ranch link above.



Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

9 thoughts on “Prickly Situation (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)”

  1. This moment could be a huge point of tension in the plot of Jane’s overall story. The first piece of mail to arrive will be a confirmation of address from the federal government, and yes, an alert mail deliverer will notice! What happens…ah, a plot twist for you to consider.

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