It Would Be Nice To Read a Dry Newspaper : ZAPFIC50 | Based on 5 Minute Freewrite (Day 1869) | Prompt: he understood quite well
This microfiction story is for the prompt "he understood quite well". It reminds me of individuals who perform below par while in their jobs. I've always believed in doing things right the first time. Or, at least doing things correctly as best you can. Some perpetrators attempt to retaliate against others for reporting their unethical or bad behaviors when they realize their jobs may be in jeopardy.
I address this issue and present it as a ZAPFIC50 story that is told in exactly 50 words. The challenge was created by @felt.buzz.
I based my 50-word story on @mariannewest's Freewrite prompt: Day 1869: 5 Minute Freewrite: Sunday - Prompt: he understood quite well. If you'd like to join in from the daily prompts, visit @mariannewest's Profile and view each day's freewrite prompt.
Below is my story.
For six months, Cecil endured the disrespect he felt resulted from him reporting unprofessional behavior.
Fed up with soggy news, he rose early that rainy Saturday morning.
Smiling with camera in hand, Cecil waited.
Seeing Cecil curbside, the deliveryman reacted quickly, inserting the newspaper inside plastic.
He understood quite well.
The screenshot at WORDCOUNTER.net evidences my use of exactly 50 words to create my ZapFic50.
Happy rest of the week everyone with whatever your endeavors.
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