Office Party - A 100 Word Story
November 28, 2011 flash fictionYup, it's flash fiction time again! 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!
No audio from me this week, but take a listen to the Spec The Halls trailer - because you don't want to end up like Roger.
You can also read and hear the rest of the entries at the 100 Word Stories podcast site!
Roger left his office building, gingerly holding the box of leftovers. His co-workers had left him passed out after the office party, Post-It labels of "Scrooge" and "Humbug" on his forehead.
That didn't matter. The ghosts had come. All three, just like Dickens, though they'd talked about CDOs, short-selling and unemployment. It wasn't just numbers anymore - he'd seen the effect of his trading.
The protesters were still there, despite the cold and snow.
"If you're hungry, I've got food," he said to the demonstrator laying on a bench, clutching a crutch.
But he lay unmoving in the December cold.