His Life

What a miserable year this has been, he fumed. His girlfriend dumped him when she discovered that he'd been sleeping with her best friend. He got passed over for a promotion. And his one night stand with his co-worker, Jada had resulted in an unwanted pregnancy. 46 Words Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com This was …

Donna’s Initiative

"My organization is a mess," Donna said. "Why do you say that?" her boyfriend, Hector asked her. "It's overrun with misaligning multitaskers." "What on earth are Misaligning multitaskers?" "They overworked employees who are constantly multitasking causing them to make mistakes which get them into trouble with their supervisors and other employees. They are fatigued and distracted …

The Contender

The promotion for Director of Marketing was up and the contenders were Maggie Johnson and Ryan Howard.  The odds were in Ryan’s favor.  Both gave their presentations.  Maggie’s lucid plans for the company’s future got her the promotion.  Disgruntled, Ryan quit his job. 43 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi …

Tae’s Visit

"Tae! What a pleasant surprise. Come in." "I didn't think you would still be up." "It isn't that late. It's only eleven-thirty." "What about Dad? Is he still up?" "No. He's sleeping. You're all dressed up. Where have you been?" "To a party." "Why the long face?" "Wen and I broke up." That wasn't the …

It Doesn’t Matter

“Admit it, Jesse.” He looked at her blankly.  “Admit what?” “Admit that you’re jealous.” “You think I’m jealous of you because of your promotion?” “No, silly.  I know you don’t have a problem with a woman being your boss like some of the guys do.” “Then what am I jealous of?” “I saw the way …

The Christmas Sweater

Marva stood there at the cash register, wishing she could take off the sweater.  She had gotten some dirty looks.  One man grumbled, "Another feminist." Another asked her, "Are you saying that Santa should be a woman?"  "Are you pushing that gender equality stuff?" Parents glared at her.  One mother shook her head and hustled …

Stress

What is stress?  For some it is trying to prioritise the many projects they have undertaken and making decisions.  For others it is moving to another apartment; raising a family; going for a job interview; meeting their future in-laws.  Stress is knowing that the deadline for an article is fast approaching and you just can’t …

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