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Succinctly Yours: Fight!

Succinctly Yours is a weekly meme by grandma. Of this meme she says:

How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more. This one is 138 characters.

The empty chair mocked him. He sighed, begin cleaning up his desk. Personal papers here, business papers there to give to his replacement.

8 thoughts on “Succinctly Yours: Fight!

  1. Hey Sonia ~~ Good use of the picture. 🙂
    I remember when I cleaned my office out. Thank goodness it was for retirement and not a layoff. That job took me and my adult daughter three days to do it. We must have put over 200 books out in the hall for the students to take. very one was gone before I left.

  2. Intriguing, because what in the world personal information would the previous employee go out of his way to make sure his replacement would “inherit”?! I want to read on! Gimme, gimme the “dirt”!

  3. Oh, sorry for getting all excitey about someone else’s firing. (Oops!) My condolences indeed. On a brighter note, now’s as good as time as any to write the “Great American (or wherever this guy who’s clearing out his desk, is located) novel.” Good luck, buddy, I’ll be waiting to turn the pages!

  4. Sad, cleaning out one’s desk because of being let go. I, like Jim, cleaned out my desk and cabinets when I retired from teaching in 2003, but I was more giddy than sad! Great take on this week’s photo, Sonia.

  5. I’m not even sure that my desk got cleaned out. I left work one day and before the next day was over, I was in for a month’s stay at our hospital’s ICU. I never was able to return to work after that. I don’t know what happened to my personal stuff, but after seven years, I can’t even remember what it was. Couldn’t have been too important! Hopefully somebody found something they wanted. lol

    This is the second microfiction I’ve read that is more reality than fiction. I certainly felt sorry for the poor guy.

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