#100WW — The Rat Race

D5575D6B-191A-4F97-98FD-5EA53AACCF51Harry looked around to see if anyone had seen him trip and fall. He was sprawled out on the wet pavement, his suit soaked, his ego bruised, but no bones appeared to be broken.

He remained in his prone position, almost admiring his unique rat’s eye view of the city. He saw himself reflected in the man with the umbrella trying to stay dry as he rushed off to spend his day sitting in his cubicle punching numbers into his computer.

That was the moment when Harry decided to get off of life’s conveyor belt and quit the rat race.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Also written for today’s WordPress one-word prompt, “conveyor.”

Photo credit: Matthew Henry.

6 thoughts on “#100WW — The Rat Race

  1. Aak fictionspawn January 31, 2018 / 8:05 am

    “Even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.”
    He did the right choice.

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  2. Sight11 January 31, 2018 / 11:59 am

    Now people want to be rats, cause apparently you die like a dog if you don’t have a job.

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  3. Michael January 31, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    And I hope he never looked back. Great take on the image good sir.

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  4. Desiree B February 2, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Isn’t it funny how life feels like it’s forcing us somewhere, but when people jump off the “conveyor belt” for the sake of independence they’re criticized? We’re a confusing species. Anyway, lovely writing!

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    • Fandango February 2, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Thank you, Desiree.


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