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The Trust…

Five Sentence Fiction
prompt this week is



When he got to the early morning meeting all the officers were already seated at the large conference table waiting for him, the favorite son. In spite of the solemn expressions and the obvious discomfort of those attending, he felt in control, confident, sure of his place at the table. The meeting was immediately brought to order by the Chairman of the board, with little discussion and no time wasted it, the meeting was over.   The trust was gone, he was broke, he was wasn’t the favorite son anymore.  He left the conference room a different man, still confident, but no longer in control, and feeling free for the first time in his life.


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8 thoughts on “The Trust…

  1. You really have a talent for delivering a complete story, beginning, middle, and end, in very few words. Even character development happens in this story along with a plot. Blessings to you, Patricia…

  2. I loved he twist at the end of this because I understand it. When I moved to Texas to marry Papa Bear, I left a well-paying job of 19 years. As scary as that move was, I never felt freer or lighter than when I walked out that door for the last time. Money, power, and position aren’t everything.

    1. Amen, Josie. I have never had a lot of money or power and there were times I had very little. Either way I have learned to be content with what I have. Interestingly, the more I had the harder it was to be content. It was a lesson worth learning…this contentment thing.

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