Smorgasbord Short Stories – Authors in the Sun – #Blackmail- The Millennial by John W. Howell

I am at Sally G. Cronin’s place today. She is featuring short stories and graciously allowed me to tell one. A visit to Sally is always special. Head over and check out how you can benefit from the many ways Sally promotes indie authors.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

When I worked on radio in the south of Spain I presented and recorded four series of Authors in the Sun showcasing local writers and their short stories. I ran a series here on the blog in 2017 which was much enjoyed and showed off the skills of some amazing writers.

I would love to share your short stories here too this summer and details of how you can participate is at the end of the post.

The Millennial by John W. Howell

He sits at the counter eating what passes for oatmeal with an eye on his iPhone sitting next to the coffee cup. She said this was the day to talk, and the damn phone always rings twice and then to voicemail. He took it into the Apple Store, and they said they found nothing wrong. So today, he’s not taking chances. He will see the bright light…

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24 comments

  1. Thanks for participating John.. great story..hugsx

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  2. On my way to read the story!

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Great story, John. It would be fun to hear from your daughters, always a father’s treasure. 😊

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    1. They have a few stories I’m sure. They both were under contract while in college. The terms and conditions dictated their performance for which they were being paid. They both have had a laugh or two comparing notes on how they got away with murder.

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  4. I loved your story, John!

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    1. Thank you, Joan. 😁

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  5. Fantastic story, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  6. Marvelous, John. I can’t wait to check it out. Hugs on the wing!

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  7. Great story, John! One that only a father of daughters could write πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Marie. I did have a good time with the two of them.

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  8. Good one, John. Luckily, I was never in that position, with my kids trying to blackmail me. πŸ™‚

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    1. Me either thank heavens. Thanks, Tim.

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  9. I’m late but great story, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Never late, Harmony. Just delaed. Thank you. 😁

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  10. Wonderful story, John! Her dad’s a pushover and he’ll probably have regrets later on! πŸ™‚

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    1. Well I was a push over and have no regrets. I remember when the youngest was about two, I said to the Producer, “Let’s just give her anything she asks for.” She never asked for much but whatever it was she got it. She is a terrific, confident 32 year old.

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      1. I understand, John. We were the same with our kids who are now 26 & 30 and feel just as proud. ❀️

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I enjoyed this story and your twist!

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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