Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories - Mr. Mumsford through The Father Summary & Analysis

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Mr. Mumsford through The Father Summary

Mr. Mumsford

Bibs, the janitor at a school, is planning to kill the principal. He has worked at the school for 27 years. Everyone has always called him Bibs—after his bib overalls—never bothering to learn his real name. Late one night, he confronts the principal with a baseball bat. He tells him he is going to kill him because he never calls him by his real name. The principal promises to instruct all the teachers and students to call him Mr. Mumsford from that point on. Mr. Mumsford is satisfied and agrees not to kill the principal. He tells the principal that he works too many hours and that he should go home to his family. The principal leaves the building.

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