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.