The Letter : FFftPP

The Letter

This was the first time I had ever had to sign for a letter addressed to Occupant.

This is how it happened.

In my dreams, I heard the doorbell, and my wife was angry I was snoring.

“Hun, you’re snoring.”

The doorbell was insistent, so I opened my eyes.

“Hun, you’re snoring!”

“Someone’s at the door,” I replied.

“Yes, I heard.”

She stared at me, and through half opened, slightly sticky eyelids, I stared back.

It’s called non-verbal communication.

So I shuffled out of bed, and half fell down the stairs to answer.

I turned the key and was about to open the door when I saw my naked body.


I shouted upstairs, “I’m in the nude!”


I heard some noise from upstairs and caught sight of a bright pink object flying down the stairs.

I opened my mouth to say something.

Instead, I closed my mouth and wrapped the towel around my waist.

I opened the door.

“Mr Occupant?” said the Postman.

“No, it’s Clarkson.”

He growled, “Sign here.”

I reached for the stylus and the towel slipped to the floor.

I opened my eyes, my wife was cradled in my arms.

“Hun, you’re snoring!”

Another week, another challenge, here is this week’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner.

There is only a tenuous link to the image. Perhaps it’s dreamlike reflexive quality?


  1. Meritings · March 18, 2016

    I thought, for a moment you were going to be in a bright pink fluffy dressing gown! The towel was much better!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · March 18, 2016



  2. Priceless Joy · March 18, 2016

    Hahahaha! Good thing it was a dream or the postman would have gotten flashed!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sonya · March 18, 2016

    What a variation of the being naked in public dream – very entertaining 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. summerstommy2 · March 19, 2016

    I liked it Graham, you may have made the posties day, or your wife’s night, either way a potential winner…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · March 19, 2016

      Thanks. It was a fun story to write. Lighter than my usual efforts. Nobody was killed!

      Liked by 1 person

      • summerstommy2 · March 19, 2016

        Yes well lucky the postie wasn’t female…

        Liked by 1 person

      • Graham Lawrence · March 19, 2016

        Gosh yes …


  5. luckyjc007 · March 19, 2016

    Love the take on this prompt! I enjoyed this and how it really causes you to visualize the whole thing. LOL’s

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lynn Love · March 19, 2016

    Great fun, Graham! The dialogue is really true to life, the relationship of husband and wife very realistic. Great story.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · March 19, 2016

      Thanks for reading and commenting Lynn. I much appreciate it!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. angietrafford · March 19, 2016

    A nice fun piece to read 🙂 I like the whole dream within a dream thing you’ve got going on in this! (I must admit my first thought was a pink fluffy dressing gown)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · March 19, 2016

      I thought of the dressing gown too but it wouldn’t slip down well would it?

      Liked by 1 person

  8. i b arora · March 21, 2016

    quite a dream

    Liked by 1 person

  9. maryruth16 · March 23, 2016

    Light & funny. Good one, Graham!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · March 23, 2016

      Thanks for dropping by to read and comment. Much appreciated.

      Liked by 1 person

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