Daily Flash Fiction Challenge 113: Unfair

This is the 113th in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.

Unfair, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 24th March 2013

Word count: 664

The story:

“So you’re a little late,” Craig said, “What’s it matter?”

“God, your so obtuse,” Sarah said as she hurriedly put on her things, “Your Dad is going to kill me.”

“I’ll have a word with him, I have the old goat wrapped round my finger,” Craig pushed himself down into the Egyptian cotton sheets of the hotel bed. “Trust me.”

“Fine, but you tell him today, before he finds out some other way. I don’t need him to have another excuse to bully me.”

“I give you my word, nothing bad is going to happen.”

Two days later, Sarah was called in to see the boss.

“Ah Sarah, glad you could make it, I know how busy you’re meant to be,” Harrison Kirkpatrick, founder, owner, and managing director of First Chemicals said as Sarah entered the room.

“I’m always happy to make time for the boss Mister Kirkpatrick,” Sarah said as she took a seat in front of the sparse and modest desk.

“I’m sure you know why you’re here,” Harrison said, “So I’ll get right to the point. You’re fired.”

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