Fiction in 50: Tools for Success




Over at the Bookshelf Gargoyle blog, Bruce has challenged us to craft a story in 50 words or less based on the above topic.

Word Count: 50
Genre: Creative Non-fiction

My new boss explained his step-by-step guide to solving problems on the job:

  1. Did anyone see you do it?
  2. Can it be repaired?
  3. If it can be repaired, will anyone be able to tell that it ever happened?

With this much latitude, all things were possible.
Thanks, Simon.

fiction in 50

  15 comments for “Fiction in 50: Tools for Success

  1. December 6, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Those are words to live by!

    • December 6, 2014 at 8:50 AM

      Is that Robert Crumb in your header? Very appropriate…

      • December 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

        I am not certain who the artist is, but it does look like Crumb.

        • December 7, 2014 at 4:57 AM

          Still get a kick out of that style…

    • December 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      They worked for awhile.

  2. December 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Oh that’s too funny. I can just imagine looking around like, anybody see that? Anybody gonna see me walking away? Anybody know I was the last to use it while it still worked?

    Well done!

  3. November 23, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    If at first you don’t succeed…..conceal all evidence that you tried! Words to live by 😉

    • November 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      Thanks, Bruce. Do you know Simon? Hah!

      You have a fun topic this month.

      Sent from my iPhone


      • November 23, 2014 at 6:07 PM

        Thanks for joining in again 🙂

        • November 23, 2014 at 6:48 PM

          It is a pleasure, Bruce. Thanks for the opportunity to grow.

          Sent from my iPhone


  4. November 22, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    Guideposts for staying in the channel… less is often more. Love it.

    • November 22, 2014 at 6:50 AM

      It was always good to have him alongside when things went over the edge.

  5. November 21, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    “Latitude” that cracks me up. It ranks right up there with plausible deniability. The masthead is outrageous too. Very funny.

    • November 21, 2014 at 6:37 AM

      Thanks, Stephanie. Sometimes you have to keep running until you get to the end of your leash, and if the boss is alongside you a lot of ground can be covered (up).

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