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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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.)
Make every word count.