September 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

Thanks Charli for this weeks challenge:
September 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a riptide. How can it be used to move a story? It could be a stretch of turbulent water or a pull of another kind. Go where the prompt leads even if you find it unexpected.

One minute she was confident and completely in her depth, the next floundering for her footing as everything went black.
Times were changing and her mind wasn’t one to easily grasp modern technology.
Her bosses knew that and had sent her on courses and seminars accordingly as it couldn’t be seen that a Senior Manager didn’t know a mouse from a trap.
It had just taken a click in the wrong icon, and the riptide of results took down the entire network. It could cost the company millions in lost orders and revenue.
Oops didn’t seem to cover it.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to September 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. So clever…and we all know senior managers and department heads like this. Oops never seems to cover it! 😉

  2. Norah says:

    Oops! One click. I hope they have a backup service. 🙂

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