Friday Fictioneers — Taken Too Literally

img_1731Mitchell sat at the head of the long table in the boardroom. He was angry. “People,” he said, “the competition is whipping our asses. Sales for the past two quarters are way down, while Acme Widgets is having a banner year. Our stock price is in the toilet even though the market is up.”

Mitchell looked around the room and said, “I need you all here first thing in the morning with ideas for how we can get a leg up on our competitors.”

The next morning Jason walked into Mitchell’s office and placed a prosthetic leg on Mitchell’s deck.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Taken Too Literally

  1. Zeno The Stoic July 6, 2018 / 7:29 am

    Very witty indeed but also profound. I hope you will forgive my vulgarity when I state that in my opinion the corporate world is s**t.

    Meaningless, thoughtless, unaware and unenlightened fools wearing blinkers.

    Sadly we all have to pay the bills. I am never at all sure how I can reconcile my strong distaste for business and capitalism with the necessity to pay the bills.

    If I ever discover the answer, I will let you know.

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  2. larry trasciatti July 6, 2018 / 7:39 am

    Considering Jason’s flair for wordplay, it’s a good thing he didn’t capitalize on the references to stock prices being in the toilet.

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  3. Iain Kelly July 6, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Now is Jason that naive, or is he just taking the mickey?


  4. jillyfunnell July 8, 2018 / 10:16 am

    I think Jason just put his foot in it – bosses don’t usually have a sense of humour. Good take.

    Liked by 1 person

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