Leaving (flash fiction)




Though her work for the company was quite pivotal, Lily found herself largely ignored there. She had worked for a number of years in accounting, but often felt she was passed over, forgotten, even taken for granted.

One day Lily decided to leave, as she wanted to work somewhere where she would be more valued and appreciated. She baked a cake for her last day of work there, to let everyone know what she thought of them. Lily believed it was her crowning glory: the cake was the shape of a large hand, with the middle finger fully extended.


Joanne Fisher


This was written with the prompt her crowning glory provided by the Carrot Ranch July 30 Flash Fiction Challenge.



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Š2020 Joanne Fisher


9 thoughts on “Leaving (flash fiction)

  1. Oooh, I shouldn’t leave this story, but I’m going to…

    When I left one research assistantship, I made three DVD’s: one with a Rickroll, one with the He-Man “Hey, yeah, yeah” video, and one with that Russian guy going “trololololol”. I labeled them “Honeymoon Videos” parts 1, 2, and 4, then strewed them about the lab in places they wouldn’t easily be found.

    This post reminded me of that.

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