#FlashTag: Smoke & Spite

#FlashTag: Smoke & Spite

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Photo by Brian Depinto

Photo by Brian De Pinto


Smoke & Spite


 I stormed out of the office. God knows I needed a minute. Lighting up in that wind took two.

My phone rang. My boss. I didn’t pick up. Next, he messaged me. “Get back upstairs,” he warned. “Now, or lose your job.”

I stamped out my half-smoked fag, seeing a dozen different faces in its place. With a hand on the door I paused.

Unconscionable demands. I expected the initial risk, but this? I exhaled all fear & walked into a world of no return.

When the initial panic subsided, I began trying to figure out what I’d say to Pam, how I’d keep her from leaving.

Pam was the anchor, but the weight was on me. I had been sinking all along and she watched. Mutiny had just begun.

jkres14 Everyone watched us breathing deeply. “I’ll meet you halfway,” my boss finally said. “I can’t let you make this mistake.”





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Post Photo by Brian De Pinto