Flash Fiction Post 6 4

Morning Flash Fiction Readers and Writers.

Sorry for the delay in posting the link for the sixth example of Flash Fiction that I have for you. I had some problems with my website and they distracted me for a while. Solved the problems but now I think I can make my website better so I now have some enhancements to do. But that’s an aside so let’s get to story six. Here’s the link.

Sorry Dan, But It’s No Longer Necessary for a Human to Serve as CEO of This Company, by Erik Cofer: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/sorry-dan-but-its-no-longer-necessary-for-a-human-to-serve-as-ceo-of-this-company

This story is a bit scary because in today’s world it can happen. Also the situation of feeling secure and then being cut loose, even if not in favor of a computer, is all too real. The suddenness in which such things happen is also very real – there are three examples of just this kind of termination in my extended family group as we speak. The other thing that struck me was the politics that were an undercurrent in the story. These are rampant in most organizations. So not a bad example to end on…

The six examples are totally different and that shows how much scope you have with this style of writing. Anything, literally anything, goes. From these examples you can also see the different styles of writing that the authors employed and the tricks they used to get you attention.

Lynn’s first attempt next and then mine. Watch this space!


About Dave Macfie

Dave Macfie is the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action. Dave’s qualifications include a double honors degree in mathematics and physics and a post graduate certificate in education. (Cum Laude) His career spans forty five years of experience in IT, business, property development and high school teaching. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Sandi and three of his seven children. Dave loves addressing business performance challenges, reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, gardening and spending time with his family.

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