Flash Fiction Post 107 – Only the Good Die Young 1


Afternoon all.

Nearly back to normal after the break and back to work. It’s taken me a couple of days to reset my brain and get my paperwork back in order so now I’ve got another story for you. It’s my final 12 in 12 entry for 2018 – a return to my James Blind, the Man from AUNTI character. This is a thriller with a nasty twist in the end and I had 1200 words to play with. The ‘prompt’ for this story was ‘That will not be necessary’.

The story is called Only the Good Die Young. (I can’t be good since I’m approaching 71!!!)

Go to the website at 12 in 12 and check it out. Maybe you’ll be inspired to write some stories of your own. It’s a lot of fun.

Read all the Flash Fiction stories, “Messages to Government” and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives.

Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook. Look at the bottom of the menu list under the photo on the top left hand side.

Cheers, Dave


About Dave Macfie

Dave Macfie is the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action. Dave’s qualifications include a double honors degree in mathematics and physics and a post graduate certificate in education. (Cum Laude) His career spans forty five years of experience in IT, business, property development and high school teaching. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Sandi and three of his seven children. Dave loves addressing business performance challenges, reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, gardening and spending time with his family.

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  • Kirsty

    (spoiler alert) I loved Blind’s disappointment that it was such a ‘boring’ mission, and had a good chuckle at ‘even the last line didn’t cheer him up…’. The ending took me totally by surprise (even though I had had a ‘heads-up’) and I was really frustrated that this poor guy died! Great story. Love Blind, I’d love to see more of him.