A Different Tell-Tale Heart

Rachael Ritchey

So, my son likes to participate in writing exercises with me, and this entry to #BlogBattle that he wrote definitely feels inspired by Edgar Allen Poe! I hope you enjoy.

#BlogBattle: Heart Flash Fiction by my RiGuy

Might. The power of “I might”.

This is what my daughter said before she died. Her heart had failed. She’d been driving and had a heart attack when the man crashed into the side of her car. She’d been rushed to the hospital.

I’d asked her if she’d live, and she had said, “I might”.

Those were her last words to me before she died.


I was on my way to work, of course not driving (as I had sworn never to drive again). My bike tire went flat. I hopped off my bike and tied it to a post, so I could leave it and walk on. I was…

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