Yup, it’s flash fiction time again! (This one is by Chris the Nuclear Kid, though he asked me to narrate it.) As always, this is based around Laurence Simon’s weekly challenge for the 100 word-stories podcast. It’s a great exercise for writers – writing a good drabble is a lot harder than it appears, but is still a “small” task so you can get around that idea of it being too much work. And then you get a random (and often bizarre) writing prompt to shoehorn you out of writer’s block! Go read the rules for the Weekly Challenge and participate!
The player below should have the audio for this week; if it doesn’t, you can find the audio here to download. You can also read and hear the rest of the entries (and vote for your favorites) at the 100 Word Stories podcast site!
I smack down the report. “I can’t do this! It’s just too stupid!” I exclaim.
“Too dang bad!” my boss Joe said. “If you aren’t going to work, then you won’t get paid, and you’re going to get fired!”
“Then fire me because I’m not going to do this dumb work. If I don’t have to do this, I’ll be happy!” I shouted.
Joe’s face got red. “Well, then, you’re fired! Get out!”
I walked out the door and felt the breeze blowing leaves across the road.
I wondered what I should do, then realized: Nothing.
So I just walked.