100 Word Story – King

I’ve once again joined the weekly challenge over at the 100 Word Stories Podcast blog.  This week the prompt was “King” and here is my story for this week:

I’ve met a lot of self-proclaimed kings and queens in my life. They wield their power and laud their achievements to anyone who will listen.

That’s how their power works, they tell you how important they are, why you should bow down. When you don’t, they gasp and act horribly offended. How dare you? Do you not see how exceptional I am? Hush, peasant.

Here’s the best way to deal with these sorts of people: Ignore them.

They only have the power people give them. Ignore it, and they start to melt like the witch in the Wizard of Oz.

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Ring

After a few weeks away, I’m back to doing the weekly challenge over at the 100 Word Stories Podcast blog.  Please check out the link to see the other stories, or to join the challenge yourself.

Ring

We live in an age where everyone is expected to be available at the drop of a hat, but I try not to take that for granted.

I mean, I get it. I do. We’re self absorbed beings that care more about Candy Crush than the person across the table from us.  Sometimes, at least.

But 30 years ago, my mom lived thousands of miles from her family, it took several steps and a couple weeks to send a picture of her newborn baby.  Now, the phone rings and she can instantly see her granddaughter, thanks to that soul-sucking technology.