Thursday, 18 December 2014

Being Fair


                                                                              Photo prompt-copyright-Douglas MacIlroy

He was just going by the book; if he had to be fair to everyone then he had to follow the rules. But some of them were not pleased. They thought that he was being too officious; in fact a few thought that it was a ruse to deliberately target them.
They started weaving a web of lies and deceit. He came to know of it; one of them, pretending to be a friend, had told him.
He was disheartened for he believed they were all his friends. He stuck to his path unmindful of the web that kept entangling him.
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A post for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff on a photo prompt.

Word count 99

14 comments:

  1. Dear IB,

    It's so easy to spin our own webs and be trapped by them.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Sometimes we try so hard to keep on the path that it does become a trap. You spun this tale very well.
    (ducks flying objects)
    http://peppersfetch.blogspot.com/2014/12/nightmare-vision.html

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  3. Lessons for everyone here. It's a tough world to navigate.
    A thought: I don't think you can try to be officious; one is or one isn't officious - in the view of others. (Perhaps, "They thought he was an officious little fellow....")

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    1. Thanks Patrick for appreciation and suggestion, i like your point and have appropriately changed the post.

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  4. To trust to much is dangerous.. the only thing worse is to never trust...

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  5. So true. Two things: the first line is missing ‘he,’ and officous is already ‘excessive’ in its definition. (You could add the he and remove the too and maintain the same 99 word count.). Or maybe I’m being officious…

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    1. thanks Adam for reading the post and for pointing the omission

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  6. This reminds me of a couple of office jobs I've held down.

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