Smorgasbord Short Stories – A Choice by John W. Howell

I am so proud to be part of Sally Cronin’s Short Story post today. It is one of her many features, and I’m grateful she accepted mine to feature today. If you are one, who has not visited her blog you are missing a real treat. It is a place that deserves a daily visit. Thank you, Sally.

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smorgasbord short stories

Those of you who follow John Howell and his blog are well used to his superb short fiction and I was delighted when he submitted this story written exclusively for this series.


A Choice by John W. Howell.

Why don’t you have a seat. We need to do a little paperwork before we proceed. You can sit right over here.”

“Thank you. I’m not too sure what this is all about.”

“Now don’t you worry. The form is just a formality is all. We need to make sure we have everyone registered. You know it’s just a formality.”

“Do I need to have a lawyer or anything like that?”

“Oh my goodness no. Besides you won’t find a lawyer around here anywhere.”

“Where are we anyway.”

“Before we get to the briefing there are a couple of questions I need to ask. After I’ve completed the questionnaire, I can answer…

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  1. That was a good one John! 😀

  2. I really enjoyed this story, John!

    1. Thanks, Jill. This is how I hope things go. Morgan Freeman look alike and all.

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