This very, very short story has given me nightmares and inspired me to write a few of them down and turn them into stories.
Here it is:
Thomas Bailey Aldrich wrote this circa 1870:
“A woman is sitting alone in a house. She knows she is alone in the whole world; every other living thing is dead.
The doorbell rings.”
Bravo Thomas, Bravo!
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love it. I recently sent a few stories into the “hint fiction” anthology. They have to be 25 words or less and “hint” to a larger story. I dare say this one fits the bill.
That sounds awesome- do you have a link for it I could post here?
Frederic Brown wrote a science fiction story along these lines. I knew about the scifi story, but did not know that he had been inspired by Aldrich’s earlier version! Neat!