#A2Z Challenge: U for Uniform

During 2018’s A-Z Challenge, we wrote the first draft of “The November Deadline” and to celebrate that this is now (finally) out with beta readers, we’ll be producing a daily piece of micro-fiction linked to it – some prequel, some containing a detail not included in the story, some snippets from sequels currently being written.


Isaac Baker shuffled his feet, uncomfortable with being the focus of attention.  He was stood on a low stool, raising him off the ground just enough, but placing his head perilously close to the ceiling.  Clothed, draped might be a better description, in blue serge, he counted himself lucky that he had not yet been stuck with the copious pins holding the pieces of the police uniform together.  He glanced down at the sergeant’s stripes, at the medal ribbons above the left breast pocket, and stiffened his spine.

“Hold still!” Her Ladyship commanded.  “We need to finish within the hour!”


© 2021, David Jesson & Debra Carey

Author: debscarey

Tweets @debsdespatches My personal blog is Debs Despatches, where I ramble on a variety of topics. I write fiction on co-hosted site Fiction Can Be Fun, where my #IWSG reflections can be found; and my Life Coaching business is Caring Coaching.

7 thoughts on “#A2Z Challenge: U for Uniform”

  1. Police uniform? Medals? Both of those break the law if you are not entitled to wear them! I do hope to find out a) why this is necessary and b) what is the outcome!

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    1. Let’s just say that neither is illegal, and Captain Burnham has not only given his blessing but is rather hoping that Sgt Baker will help haul the chestnuts from the fire so to speak… As you might expect, there is a file on my computer marked Isaac Baker – medals :0)

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    1. It’s a bit of a rush job! There is a short story about Isaac that has been churning away in my head for a bit, but I can’t quite get it to work – yet. This drabble heralds that story.

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  2. Wonderful! And this is U for Uniform for the scavenger hunt!
    Good read.

    It’s hard to believe the alphabet part of the blogging challenge is over for 2021. Down to the after survey, reflections, and the “road trip” sign-up.
    Plus, I’m taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
    J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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