Wednesday's Words on a Friday
The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here.
This week's words are
and a picture, which I have included.
Here is my story:
I sat and pondered on the future now stretching before me. The road ahead seemingly empty, the past with its plethora of opportunities lost to me. I'd been undermined by that smug, self-serving, mendacious little yes man. He'd been the favourite before I came along and wasn't happy losing his position. Vaguely promising me upward advancement if I just followed the rules, all the while spinning tales in the boss's ear about my manuscripts being nothing more than ornamental, pages and pages of fancy words with little real meaning in them.
When I found out he hadn't even read them, let alone presented them to the publisher, I'd lost my temper and punched him in the nose. I'd been fired immediately of course and the derision in his narrowed eyes spoke volumes as a security guard led me away and out of the building.
He gently sat me on this bench, telling me to wait, and soon returned with a sympathetic expression and a cup of soothing hot peppermint tea.
"Don't you worry," he'd said. "You'll be in unfamiliar territory for a while, but you'll find your feet and that young fool will get his comeuppance." and handed me an embossed card with the name and address of a publisher in another city.