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Office politics #Friday Fictioneers

As a rookie accountant in the small, dusty office, I had to learn the ropes of the trade fast.

“Get the invoices from the previous year!” the pot-bellied manager growled from behind his desk.

He was a weird guy whose shifting eyes gave me the creeps. He was not the only one who gave me the chills, though. I remember getting into the record room to fish out old invoices.

I nearly screamed in horror as the ram stared back at me nonchalantly. I had inadvertently opened a Pandora’s Box and poaching was among many evils that stumbled out. 

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Adam Ickes

Words: 100

Written in response to the photo prompt at Friday Fictioneers


  1. Dear Uma,

    Careful opening those boxes.



    1. haha, yes, Rochelle, I'll be careful :-)

  2. ah..a good take on the prompt. :D

  3. Yes, that goat creeped me out too ;) nice, Uma :)

    1. oh..definitely a creepy thing! thanks, Shailaja :-)

  4. I love the choice of words and structure of the story...especially the end about pandora's box :)

    1. I'm glad you liked it, thanks much :-)

  5. Uma, Good story and well written. After the creepy manager, that rams's head could very well give her a fright. Well done. : ) ---Susan

  6. Uma, Please excuse the typo in the second sentence. It should be "ram's" head with no extra "s." ---Susan

  7. :) I would want a pandora box for sure :)


    1. And, why would you want one, Bikram??!! :-)


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