Good Things Must Come to an End

October 30, 2019 at 11:55 am 30 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 November 2019

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Photo Credit: Fatima Fakier Deria

 
It was a job he loved, but it was no longer his. Through the years, he worked hard to keep it. Didn’t his boss call him Will although it wasnβ€˜t his name? It was a moniker he earned for willing to do whatever was needed to get things done.

“It’s nothing personal,” his boss said. “It’s strictly business.”

As he cleared his desk and cubicle of personal stuff, he came to realize that even good things must come to an end. But sometimes it was for the better. With a promotion and a corner office, it was one of them.

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  • 1. Dale  |  October 30, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Hah! Nice twist at the end there, Plaridel… Good for him.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  October 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      dale:

      glad you thought so. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  October 30, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Things are looking up! πŸ™‚

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    • 4. plaridel  |  October 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      iain:

      yes, they are for the moment. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  October 30, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Will won in the end… will he call his former manager now reporting Wont… (strictly business of course)

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    • 6. plaridel  |  October 30, 2019 at 4:49 pm

      bjΓΆrn:

      i think he’ll be tempted to say somthing like that in a nice way. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. msjadeli  |  October 30, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Nice to hear hard work paying off. Too many times the hard worker is treated as an exploitable resource but with no loyalty. Good story, Plaridel.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  October 31, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      msjadeli:

      at least, i happened in his case. not everyone is fortunate. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Susan A Eames  |  October 31, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Ah, nice twist that took me by surprise. Well done!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 10. plaridel  |  October 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      susan:

      you’re being generous. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Liz Young  |  October 31, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Good for him – he even gets a window!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  October 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      liz:

      he’s one such lucky guy indeed. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. draliman  |  October 31, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Phew! Nice to move up in the world πŸ™‚

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    • 14. plaridel  |  October 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      draliman:

      it could happen to anyone willing to work hard. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. rochellewisoff  |  October 31, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    That was quite the twist. Here you had me believing he’d been fired. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 16. plaridel  |  October 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      rochelle:

      what a generous compliment. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Tracey at Whatsfordinnerdoc.com and TraceyDelaplainMD.com  |  October 31, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    We have to let go in order to grow. Good for him.
    Tracey

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    • 18. plaridel  |  November 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm

      tracey:

      it’s another challenge to tackle for sure, but he’s ready and able.

      Reply
  • 19. Abhijit Ray  |  November 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Will has got promoted. No need to feel sorry for him.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  November 3, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      abhijit:

      yes, we should be happy for his good fortune instead. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  November 2, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Change can be for the better sometimes.
    Isadora 😎

    Reply
  • 25. granonine  |  November 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    A reward for being Willing ?)

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    • 26. plaridel  |  November 3, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      linda:

      you betcha!

      Reply
  • 27. Tannille  |  November 3, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Great twist, I expected a sad ending πŸ˜€

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    • 28. plaridel  |  November 3, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      tannille:

      truth to tell, it could have gone in that direction. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. Fatima Fakier  |  November 3, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Nice twist at the end. There I was thinking he lost his job despite his hardwork. I like how he appreciated his previous job while he moves into a better one – very good character.

    Reply
    • 30. plaridel  |  November 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      fatima:

      your comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply

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