Weekend Writing Prompt — Collective Bargaining

Word of the company’s decision to downsize began to trickle down and a sense of fear and insecurity began to permeate throughout the group of employees.

A few of them met with a representative of a union at a table in the cafeteria. He reviewed the nomenclature of the collective bargaining agreement with the employees who were eager to avail themselves of whatever options the union might offer that would enable them to keep their jobs.

(Exactly 76 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “nomenclature.”

Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (decision), Ragtag Daily Prompt (downsize), Word of the Day Challenge (trickle), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (permeate), MMA Storytime (table), and Your Daily Word Prompt (avail).

SoCS — The Beatdown

As soon as I opened the door I knew I was in trouble. Tommy G. and his two large goons stood in the doorway. Tommy said, “You’re in to me for five large, Jimmy. These guys, Rocco and Seymour, are from my collection agency. They’re here to collect on your debt.” Tommy then stepped away, leaving his two very intimidating men to deal with me.

I needed time to collect my thoughts, so I invited them in and asked if I could get them a beer. Rocco — or maybe it was Seymour, these goons looked alike — large and mean — declined my offer. “You know why we’re here, Jimmy, ” he said. “So give us the money we’re here to collect and we’ll be on our way.”

“Listen, guys, ” I said, “I have a line on a fifty-to-one longshot in the third race at the track this afternoon. Give until 4:00 today and you can collect Tommy’s money. I promise.”

The two men laughed. The other goon said, “The only thing you’re going to collect, Jimmy, are some broken bones and a lot of bruises.”

And the beatdown commenced.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where we are supposed to use the word “collect” in our posts.

FOWC with Fandango — Permeate

FOWCWelcome to May 29, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “permeate.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.