Flash Fiction

Pride

There’s a spring in my step this morning. Five years of long lonely nights will finally pay off.

My boss waits at the door to my new office. ‘Sorry. You didn’t get it.’

Pride comes before a fall,’ screeches my mother in my head.

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (2 May 2019)

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  • R.J. Midgley
    2 May 2019 at 7:19 am

    Oh, shucks! I feel the pain, I really do, dreams crushed once more.
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  • Kirsten Britt Baltz
    2 May 2019 at 8:53 am

    Ouch. I’m up for a promotion right now and feel confident, now I’m scared.

  • Deborah
    2 May 2019 at 9:55 am

    Eek! This certainly hits home. One of the jobs I applied for this week I should have a good chance of getting (as I’ve done something similar and know not a lot of people in the region have), but there could be people from other locations etc. But, because it’s with the agency I worked with previously I think I’ll be devastated because I’ll feel really judged and start to worry that it’s not just that I”m not ‘worthy’ but I’m far less so than I thought I was. (And my confidence isn’t that high to start with!)
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  • Kalpana solsi
    2 May 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Ohhh this is so sad. A job is the most awaited thing after graduation. I liked the way you have used spring and fall in the micro-story.

  • Patricia A Wood
    2 May 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Such high hopes so quickly squashed. Nicely done.
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  • Josie Queen
    2 May 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I love this. I felt the anticipation and then the disappointment, especially by using your mother’s voice in your head.
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  • Donna-Louise Bishop
    3 May 2019 at 7:05 am

    Ooooh the scars parents can leave. Great job. You’ve shown so much of the protagonist’s life in so few words.

  • asha
    3 May 2019 at 12:49 pm

    That final line was so good — it gave such depth and history to the piece. The reader can create a whole relationship from it.