Winning Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Story – “Time for a Change”

Here is my winning story and the potential links –

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.

Indies Unlimited Winning Announcement Dec 13, 2013


About Dick C Waters

Five published novels in the Scott Tucker series, and one short-story anthology. One romance novel published under Dixie Waters. Born in Boston Massachusetts Attended NorthEastern University Now Retired - Forty Plus Years in Computer Manufacturing/Distribution Former Real Estate Broker - MA Former PMI Certified Project Manager Several Director Level Positions Enjoy Reading and Writing
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