Stories tagged “job”

  • Lackey 542

    The ad promised a fast-paced career opportunity with excellent pay. It offhandedly mentioned the possibility of high risk to personal safety, peppered with adjectives like “exciting” and “survival-variant.” I’ve always bee...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I Wouldn't Be Here if not for That Damn Piano

    There were no roses involved. No chocolates, no secret notes, no blind dates. They didn’t meet at a romantic dinner, or a hippie love-fest, or a rock concert. They met at work, and the deciding factor was those crazy union rules. They worked at C...

  • What a mistake

    He crashed into the office obviously had taken a few beers, maybe quite a few beers, maybe quite a few beers followed by a load of chasers. Damn ok he was loaded. He went into an odd rambling that he had won the lottery and his numbers were the full ma...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Moving parts

    The coffee shop across the plaza had looked warm and inviting from her window. A pink and blue neon sign, that she’d not quite been able to make out hung in the steamed window, from which yellow light poured warmly onto the shiny, rain drenched c...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Passing Notes

    In the three weeks since she’d wandered into the coffee shop, she’d grown quite accustomed to the rhythms of the place. Breakfast and lunch were intense and the evenings ran on forever, it seemed. Regulars greeted her by name, and she was n...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • It Pays The Bills

    Cal’s mother, Crystal, woke up around 12:30. She noticed Cal wasn’t home and his truck was gone. She sighed. Some days she wondered if she was doing right by him. She drank a mug of coffee and stared out at the back yard. It needed mowed. S...

  • A Day in the Life of a Magician

    Brandon hated his job. Six years of school and now he stands beside a conveyor belt and casts simple creation spells from nine to five every day. Sure, him and five others could easily do the work that a hundred machines could do in a day, and sure the...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Undead Usher in Unemployment

    Compulsory cremation creates massive mortician malaise. Author’s note: 60 characters too short? Bah.

    • Author: DarkPrimus
    • Posted almost 11 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Love Of The Crime Series (Mature)

    Fuck Is all I could think of. I was a week into my new job as the local sheriff, and now am left to burying a kid. I am left to look upon to bring justice to an early end to a kid that should have lived till his elder years. All I was left with was a...

  • The Man Who Farted Too Often

    He was a man who in his youth would fart on command. To do so he would get down on his hands and knees, in which position he had mastered a system of sucking air into his butt hole and pushing it back out, able to produce fart after fart. He did this o...

  • Don't Hold Back

    “Uh, hey Charlotte, " I noticed a huge bandage on her arm, “Uh, I got fired today.” She looked at me for a second only to begin slamming the door in my face. I was quicker though and stopped the door with my foot, “It’...

  • She is Quite amazing At her job...

    I’ve decided to take this piece down, due to the lack of awesomeness…

  • Taking a Chance

    “Yeah, Jon called to say he was sendin’ somebody needin’ a ride.” “That’s right,” Tom replied with a nod. The dealer behind the counter looked the lanky kid Over. “Now, I know Big Jon, & I know who he...

  • The Mail Room

    The average office job required the intelligence to work a copy machine and pour coffee—and sometimes being able to turn on the computer to check account data, but no one ever did that crap. They were always on facebook or youtube laughing at a s...

  • Giggles and Tiny Carousels

    I waited impatiently in the darkness. When was it going to be my time to shine again? My wings fluttered in anticipation. I had finally collected enough teeth from the little girl to make a really special song. I heard sounds outside and I began bounci...

  • The little things

    She looked for a job day and night until she couldn’t. Her arms were tired, her feet throbbing, her mind drained, there was nothing left, but her. She came to sit down & rest at the table before beginning dinner. A single mother she had been ...

    • Author: Lyra
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Complicated enough

    “Professional Mourner”, her business card would have said, if she had one. But in her line of business, titles didn’t mean much, and piety was a bitch. Not like in India, where you could hire whole crowds of mourners, laughers or sile...

    • Author: lordyo
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Job in 10 Words

    Due to further considerations, including: - Consideration that I have left out lots of information, maybe critically so, in these summaries - Learning more about Andrew Wommack, whose Bible commentaries I believe I have used in this series, and his the...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Monday morning

    This job isn’t glamourous when you have to wake up at 3 in the morning. It’s not even remotely fun when you stand in the shower trying to wake yourself up. It’s terrible when you are driving to work and realizing you forgot your cell ...

  • Juan

    From the outside of Campbell’s Diner, Juan could see the flashing lights, could hear the pop music of his school’s dance a block away. Most of the kids he knew would be there; he, in contrast, was up the street, bussing tables and taking out the tr...

  • Writers and Wages

    Oh dear. Oh my. What happened to the time? Ficly, I’ve abandoned you, but not because I wanted to. Apparently, one needs money to live. Unfortunately, one needs to WORK to get it. Nice work would be nice. Oh to be paid to write! (wondrousjoyousfr...

  • Figuratively Literal

    bzzzzzt… bzzzzzt… bzt— “Hello?” “Hey Rachel, it’s me.” “Ah, hi Mike, I was just about to call you, what a coincidence.” “Yeah, coincidence… hey, I’m gonna be a little late ge...

  • Adventures of a Department Store Associate

    I am the Queen of the Fitting Room Empire. I try to rule it well, but any kingdom is given to tantrums at times. When all should be in order, it is not. When rooms should be empty and neat, they are overflowing, items on the walls and racks and seats ...

    • Author: emily.ruth
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Traveler....pt.2

    Deciding not to look, not to take the chance, Marks kept going. The Traveler is good at hiding in plain sight. One of his many talents. With Sarah gone, and John out for blood, it was time to leave. Images came to his mind. Flashes. He remembered her...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Ashes Remain: Chapter One;; Part 1

    I sat hunched over a keyboard, punching in keys with great speed. I took pride in my work, although it was only a boring office job. I was merely a number in a sea of cubicles, but at least I enjoyed what I did, being anonymous. I heard someone clear t...