Short Story (Flash Fiction) Of the Day, The Winner by GM Potter

Chelsea longed to run out and meet the postman, but she’d been warned the last time she’d done so. They threatened to stop bringing the post to her. She’d have to make an appointment to go and get it.

—-GM Potter, The Winner

This is from an ad drawn by Charles Barsotti for National Lampoon from almost fifty years ago. I had it tacked up on my dorm room in college along with a couple of other examples of odd humor. It served as a sort of gatekeeper – to keep people with (or without) certain ways of looking at the world from entering my domain. Sort of a symbolic “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.”

Today’s story reminded me of this old cartoon.

Read it here:

The Winner by GM Potter

 

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