Nakul couldn’t stop smiling. This was his best day yet!

The elevator was empty, save for one middle-aged guy in a suit. Nakul hesitated, then stepped in. Bursting with joy he turned to share the good news with the stranger. ‘I got a job today!’

The suited guy smiled, ‘Congratulations. Product development, right?’
Nakul’s jaw fell in surprise.’Yes. How did you know?’

‘One just knows these things. Hold on to it now. Job security is a fickle thing.’

That’s when Nakul saw the cardboard box behind the stranger, filled with all his items and labelled, ‘Shah, Amar: Product Development Manager’


Welcome to The Moving Quill!

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’ve taken up the theme of

An Oxymoron rendered in micro-fiction.

Each day’s title will have one half of the oxymoron while the second half will be revealed towards the end of the post.

Follow me as I unravel each tale in exactly 100 words.

Follow me on Facebook or Twitter to keep track of my updates


Comment with Facebook

23 thoughts on “Job – #FlashFiction #AtoZChallenge

  1. It gave me all sorts of ideas, including that of ghosts (yes I am thinking about them too much these days) except the one you have written 😀 good one 🙂
    Swathi Shenoy recently penned this post JourneyMy Profile

  2. I agree with Sanch! Nakul’s exuberance and Amar’s sadness must have made made that elevator meeting really awkward. Plus, both of them must have spent time thinking about each other. Nakul wondering about Amar, and Amar being jealous about Nakul.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.