He saunters into the oval room dumping the 20-stand-candleholder. It has been a tiring day for him.
The procession had starred at the numbers of his candles; everyone else had just one for the occasion.
In his room, resting on the sofa, he could see the candle-holder and a picture of a victim he had picked from the ground at the procession train, tears roll freely from his eyes.
His head is a flurry of thoughts. He seizes the phone on the desk…
“Hello Reggie, take down the following memo for the meeting next week…”
“But, Sir, these are far reaching, can we play safely on this with them…?”
“Who cares, the place is damn too risky for safety games. Either they act, or I will”
***Disclaimer: This is purely fictional and as such no attempt to vilify any political view or action. Thanks***
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15 thoughts on “Everything I’ve Got! [Contemporary Fiction]”
Don’t know if this is “kosher” for our group as it’s political, but I’m with you all the way on this one. Very moving.
Hey, just a contemporary fiction…no judging the right or wrong of their actions!
Nice one, Charles. You’ve done well, the prompt is tough 🙂
I got by it, knowing what I want to write on from the outset.
Sure they are.
I like the descriptions and the dialogue, but I am not sure I follow the story
Read the tags…you may get the story fully. Thanks for stopping by!
oh yes, nice take on the prompt, and I’m with you on this one too.
Good premise, but I’m not certain I understand. Ron
I liked it, Cee!
I only understood the story from reading the tags, so might be good as a longer piece. Well done.
Could not see the tags, so I probably misunderstood some of the text. Liked it anyway as I could recreate my own story from it.
it seems to me that someone died or was killed at a work site, and the management has not done a good enough job with safety measures. this guy on the phone has had enough, and either the management is going to make things safer or he’s going to do it himself, possibly by being a “whistle blower.” that’s what i see, although i might be wrong.
I think I follow you and if I am correct – it is even more clever with reserve details.