Breaking the Glass Ceiling

January 26, 2022 at 1:26 pm 33 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 28 January 2022

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Ryan looked like his namesake, Ryan Gosling, and felt he deserved more than waiting tables at Baonecciโ€˜s.

“If you want to advance in this restaurant, you need to break the glass ceiling.”

Ryan took the advice literally. When he went up the roof to investigate, however, he discovered he couldn’t do it all by himself and gave up on the idea.

But not his ambition to rise in the ranks. Ryan would eventually become the assistant manager after wooing and winning the heart of the owner’s daughter. She was no Emma Stone, but he could live with that for sure.

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33 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  January 26, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    I hope he didn’t tell her she was no Emma Stone! Ryan doesn’t seem the smartest to me.

    • 2. plaridel  |  January 26, 2022 at 4:46 pm


      he’s opportunist to the bone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 3. neilmacdon  |  January 27, 2022 at 1:35 am

    I’m not sure that’s the lesson Ryan was supposed to learn from discovering he couldn’t break the glass ceiling by himself

    • 4. plaridel  |  January 27, 2022 at 6:57 pm


      he did break the glass ceiling with help from the owner’s daughter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 5. rochellewisoff  |  January 27, 2022 at 5:59 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    This Ryan doesn’t sound like a likable guy. I wonder how long the relationship with the owner’s daughter will last?



    • 6. plaridel  |  January 27, 2022 at 6:57 pm


      he better behave if he wants to keep his job. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 7. GHLearner  |  January 27, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    I don’t see a happy future for this couple. I love where you took this.

    • 8. plaridel  |  January 27, 2022 at 6:57 pm


      it doesn’t look like it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  • 9. James McEwan  |  January 28, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Ambition is a great if kept in check with a clear purpose. Well done for him, although i worry when he considered breaking the glass ceiling โ€“literally.

    • 10. plaridel  |  January 28, 2022 at 10:42 am


      thank goodness he was afraid of heights. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 11. jillyfunnell  |  January 28, 2022 at 5:51 am

    If it took Emma’s influence to wangle him an assistant manager position, he really ought to think twice. If it didn’t, then good on him for not breaking the glass and sticking on his career trajectory.

    • 12. plaridel  |  January 28, 2022 at 10:42 am


      he did break the glass metaphorically with her help. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 13. draliman  |  January 28, 2022 at 6:04 am

    He’ll have to keep her sweet to keep his job!

    • 14. plaridel  |  January 28, 2022 at 10:42 am


      i totally agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 15. Bill  |  January 28, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Oh the literalists of the world can be such party poopers. Well done.

    • 16. plaridel  |  January 28, 2022 at 10:41 am


      thank you for reading. i’m glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 17. Bill  |  January 28, 2022 at 2:03 pm

        You’re welcome.

  • 18. Keith's Ramblings  |  January 28, 2022 at 9:48 am

    He may not have broken the glass, but he could just break a heart one day.

    • 19. plaridel  |  January 28, 2022 at 10:41 am


      true that.

  • 20. granonine  |  January 28, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Cold-hearted sort, isn’t he? His ambition could ruin her life.

    • 21. plaridel  |  January 28, 2022 at 10:41 am


      or his life in the long run.

  • 22. Margaret  |  January 28, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    A movie star look-alike with ambition and no scruples. Probably doesn’t matter that he’s lacking in grey matter if he’s hooked the boss’s daughter. He should go a long way.

    • 23. plaridel  |  January 31, 2022 at 9:05 am


      given the chance, he should rise to the occasion. otherwise, he might be demoted or fired.

  • 24. Tannille  |  January 28, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Now thatโ€™s sleeping your way to the top.

    • 25. plaridel  |  January 31, 2022 at 9:04 am


      that’s funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 26. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  January 29, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Mmmm … I wonder how long the relationship will last since it began with questionable ideals. I think his looks may have gotten the best of him. Plaridel. Interesting thought this week.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    • 27. plaridel  |  January 31, 2022 at 9:04 am


      it’ll be up to him in the long run.

  • 28. pennygadd51  |  January 30, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Do you know? I think this marriage might just work. It’s very much in Ryan’s best interests to keep his wife happy, and love can grow when it’s nurtured.

    • 29. plaridel  |  January 31, 2022 at 9:04 am


      hope springs eternal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 31. msjadeli  |  January 31, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    There’s more than one way to break a ceiling and Ryan found a way. I don’t fault anyone for trying to get ahead. Maybe he loves her, and if he doesn’t right now maybe he will grow to love her. (Can you tell I’m an optimist?)

    • 32. plaridel  |  February 2, 2022 at 10:37 am


      it happens. positive thinking works. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 33. msjadeli  |  February 2, 2022 at 12:55 pm



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