Selfishness: A True Story?


“…. reorganizing, keeping one secretary, whose salary increases by $10,000. The other leaves today. You wanted increased responsibility. Have seniority. Choice is yours. Half hour to decide.”

WTF? Does he know I’ve been job shopping? More responsibility? Bullshit. From one boss to five is just more work. And Kathy’s new! Single mom; two small kids. She could use the raise. WHOA! With a $10,000 increase, I could finally afford to leave Jon! Backstab Kathy? That’s cold. Well, mom does deride me as selfish. Not true! I always put everyone’s needs before mine. Usually. Now? I just can’t. Guess mom was right after all.


Inspired by Natalie Swift's post on selfishness. 
Response to Masters of Writing Flash Fiction Challenge's prompt: "Cold".

When The Dragons Came


When the dragons came, everyone froze, mouths agape. I mean, really, who expects dragons nowadays? Magic ran them off years ago. Yet, here they were, all eleven of them, swooping down to soft landings in the square. Just like they still owned the place. So far, they haven’t done much other than preen, flashing golden blue-green iridescence. It’s easy to forget these beauties don’t think twice about torching anyone who looks sideways at them. Jester found that out the hard way. That’s why me and my gaping mouth are over here giving them plenty of space. I’m no fool.


Writers Creed Challenge prompt: "when the dragons came"
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