Thriftless

“Your sentences meander.”  He withdrew a red pen and slashed out a paragraph.
“But…”
“You are thriftless with your words.”  He looked at her from over his reading glasses.  “You must learn to be precise.”
“I…”
He raised his eyebrows.  “For one so verbose on paper, you seem to have little to say now.”
“You’re fired.”  She snatched the manuscript from his desk; fled from his office.
Later, she picked up the phone; called her editor.  “Look, I’m sorry.”  She paused to light her cigarette.
“Concise,” he said.  “I like that.  May I assume I’ve been rehired?”
“Yes,” she replied.   

I’m glad to see Velvet Verbosity’s back! This week’s 100 word challenge was: Thriftless.

8 thoughts on “Thriftless

  1. Brilliant. Something I can’t yet relate to, but would very much like to. Such a tight word limit allows no space for meaningless description; instead, you’ve given me a crystal-clear image of the characters through their actions, mannerisms and speech. Great effort.

  2. This is the first time I have heard about the100 word challenge. Sounds like a tough one, I think you did a great job, especially considering you are limited to 100 words.

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