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A man must face his end. The Grim Reaper has arrived to take him.

But there seems to be a slight problem.

He’s headed to hell instead of heaven.

What could have caused this deviation in his end journey?

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Hold on. I can’t find my glasses.’ I was blind without them. ‘You’re dead. You don’t need them.’ He had a point. But I was so used to wearing them. Felt naked without them. ‘You’re already naked.’ He could read my thoughts. That was discomforting. But he was the Grim Reaper, the transporter of souls. […]

Hell is a Typo By Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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25 Comments on “Hell is a Typo by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores – Flash Fiction

  1. Interesting and engrossing. In this flip flop between Sandy and Sandie, the former landed in heaven even after murdering his wife while the latter turned into a ghost even when he didn’t had any wife.
    Finest shades of brilliance in this story, which can be attempted only by you, Terveen.

    • It’s so wonderful to have a comment from you, Vineet. You’ve definitely made my day. Such are the painful and amusing complexities of life and the afterlife. Does the chaos ever end? Hope you’re well and writing and speaking with all your creative brilliance. Take care. 🙂

      • All good Terveen. Great to interact with you after a long long time. So good to see you writing so exquisitely. Keep growing. Keep glowing. Looking forward to many more of your delightful stories.

  2. It’s comforting to know, even in the afterlife, events can be altered by a good smelling mistake. (Sorry, Terveen, couldn’t resist that one.) Great read as always🙂

  3. Very fun to read! But how awful that someone who killed their wife and dogs is now walking among people like Bob Ross and Freddie Mercury… I hope SandIE finds something fun to do as a ghost, perhaps becoming the Grim Reaper’s assistant? 😉

    • Lol. The way things are going, the Grim Reaper definitely needs an assistant. That’s a very wise and witty suggestion. Thank you so much! Take care. 🙂

  4. So, we have got mistaken identities happening up there as well, not a good thing, gods are learning from us. A very interesting read as usual!!

    • I suppose humans aren’t a good influence on any kind of being. Haha. Let’s hope that we keep our problems to ourselves. Looks like we’re good at creating and leaving them. Thanks so much. 🙂

  5. Love the ending. I have often thought “ie” and “y” can be confusing. I mean this is why having a distinct name is so important. However, people love popular names and can’t wait to give their children the most popular first name from a google search.

    • Haha! You are so right, Haoyan. And the names are becoming weirder and more unbelievable. It’s like originality is being associated with creatively crazy. Thanks so much always for your wise comments. 🙂

  6. Fun, surreal stuff, Terveen. Your sharp wit is on full display here. I can imagine a thoroughly embarrassed Death: “Oops…heh heh…” Thanks for this. It’s always fun to read your work–you never disappoint. 🙂

    • Haha! Thanks a lot, Mike. As life screws up, so can death. But I would not want to be a victim of that. Hope you have a great weekend ahead and have some witty thoughts yourself. Does the mind ever rest? I think not. 🙂

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