Flash Fiction #173

Squeaky Wheel

PHOTO PROMPT © Nick Allen

GOING’ROUND AND ‘ROUND

Nobody was embezzling.  It was just a minor accounting anomaly which occasionally caused me problems.

I approached the bookkeeper.  She said she wasn’t authorized to modify procedure.  The Office Manager was always hip-deep in alligators.  At the weekly progress meeting, no-one wanted to accept responsibility.

The CFO said to get his secretary schedule a meeting, and we’d ‘discuss it.’  I finally got the Documents Clerk to include a line-item in the annual shareholders’ report.  Suddenly the President was all about transparency.

The squeaky wheel really is the one that gets the grease.

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

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16 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #173

  1. draliman says:

    Sounds eerily familiar 🙂

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  2. granonine says:

    Persistence finally pays off. Seems to me that “transparency” has become everyone’s latest buzzword, though. Makes me suspicious 🙂

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  3. Dale says:

    Squeaky wheel indeed!

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  4. Loved that so much I had to read it twice!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  5. jillyfunnell says:

    I’m glad I don’t have to deal with stuff like that. Well written and all too real.

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  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    No one wants to take responsibility. Maybe everyone is complicit. An individual has to take charge at great personal risk before things are changed.

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  7. Violet Lentz says:

    your closing line is my go to explanation as to why i am not afraid to voice an opinion.. very nice write.

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