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169 Extracted Words – The Tease – December 2017

December 2017

I write flash fiction, non-fiction, essays and novels. This month’s Tease is from, well I’m not quite sure what yet. At best, it’s a work in progress.

He doesn’t believe a word he’s hearing, a thought he’s thinking. Go back? “You’re saying I have to go back?”

“Yes. I really can’t be more clear. You must return, to where you were … well, before.”

“But, I have plans …”

“We all do, don’t we?” asked the administrator with the golden clipboard. “There really are no guarantees. Not even here.”

“But you don’t understand. We are having the Plato couple over on Thursday. And next spring, we are traveling with the Khans.” He pauses for a moment, still sure this must simply be a misunderstanding. Surely, even in paradise, mistakes can be made. “On whose authority …”

“His. There is no other.” The administrator turns his clipboard toward the man, revealing a golden sheet of paper, with the word RECALL in block letters across the top. “As you can see, He even went so far as to put it in writing. No prophesiers or visionaries to twist the meaning of His words.”

“But why? I mean, I’m a fairly decent guy, right?”

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