The Real Estate Listing

Nick worried. How will Tom react with Nick‘s success at the early morning meeting? Nick had sold the property no one could sell and the reward would be a promotion and substantial pay raise.

Ten years as co-workers, the friendly competition between Nick and Tom helped close sales but recent erratic behavior indicated Tom’s anxiety problems. Tom felt only he deserved this promotion.

“Nick, you thieving bastard!” Tom screamed at the meeting. “The client was mine! Everyone knows I can sell even the air if someone sparks an interest!”

Tom lunged forward towards Nick fatally knifing out his co-worker’s accomplishment.

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Rochelle Wiseof-Fields, Friday Fictioneers Challenge:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)

THE KEY:

Make every word count.

Photo Credit: Dawn Quyle Landau

Genre: Contemporary

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32 thoughts on “The Real Estate Listing

  1. M. R. says:

    I have to say that the image of the hard-to-sell property is A RIPPER! 🙂 In fact, I’d guess that you started out from that for your story …?

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    • Sun says:

      i agree, MR, the photo definitely catches the imagination…how stories come about really is amazing. thanks for adding more to this event… 🙂

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  2. Arindam says:

    This one is a nice story. Competition at its worst form is one of the harsh reality of the modern world. And you beautifully presented that theme with this small story. Well Done!! 🙂

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    • Sun says:

      i appreciate your thoughts, Arindam…working with 100 words and hoping to make a sensible story, well, a tough challenge. thanks for the help. 🙂

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    • Sun says:

      i imagine it must be tough battling anxiety and knowing your livelihood depends on the things you hope to sell, Rochelle. Thanks, i appreciate your thoughts. 🙂

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  3. Sonel says:

    You have such a great way with words Sun and this is one stunning piece! Well written hon and thanks for sharing. 😀 *big hugs* to you and Chuckles. xxx

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    • Sun says:

      thank you so much, Sonel!! you always make my days happier both with your visits and your awesome photography work. nice!! ☼hugs!!

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