Congrats to Dick Waters

Dick Waters is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:


photo by K.S. Brooks

Time for a Change
by Dick Waters

As expected old Mr. Detweiler went on and on about my lack of focus, need to apply myself, I could do so much better, and he expected so much more.

He was so right and this was the time for change. I was staring at the picture behind him and my new future, when he slammed his fist down on his desk.

“You are so right Mr. Detweiler, you son of a beach! I know how you embezzled company money, which you keep in the safe behind that picture.” For once, he was speechless.

“So here’s the deal…you are going to open the safe and put one half of the money into my briefcase. You are also going to sign my performance review, which I took the liberty of filling out for you.”

He went right to the summary –

‘…although for some time I have been critical of John’s past performance and lack of focus, I realize my assessments have been flawed. I am the one who has been incapable of making sound business decisions. Therefore, effective immediately, I am resigning my position as CEO and appointing John Goodfeller, CEO.

As CEO, John’s annual salary will be $750K, plus bonuses.

He will occupy my office.

Although I never cared for his method of accomplishing company objectives, I can now better appreciate the results. I truly feel this change is in everyone’s best interest.’

I saw his smirk as he signed, and then headed towards our future.

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