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The Selection Process

This is for the Microfiction Magic Challenge. You can read about it in The Link. The Prompt: Write a micro-fiction story in just 50 to 100 words

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 17 days ago 1 min read
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There were so many applicants for the post.

I asked them how they could identify the best candidates for the job.

They looked at me and laughed.

Them: "Oh that's easy we just take twenty off the top of the pile and bin the rest. We want the lucky ones"

Me: "Isn't that illegal, or at least morally wrong?"

Them: "Yeah, but who will ever know?"

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  • Cathy holmes14 days ago

    oooh, I see what you did there. Well done.

  • PK Colleran15 days ago

    Yikes! Well told!

  • Heather Hubler16 days ago

    Ah man! I can completely see this happening, unfortunately. So few words to convert so much, Mike. This was a great piece!

  • Novel Allen16 days ago

    Morals, shmorals. That word is fast becoming extinct. Their loss, the best ones were at the bottom of the pile. haha, they lose.

  • Phil Flannery16 days ago

    Sounds like a challenge on a challenge.

  • They will. And seeing as they seem quite pleased with how clever they are, not only do you know but I'm guessing their friends will too, & soon everyone will know how fiendishly clever they are & have little to no respect or regard for them.

  • Mariann Carroll17 days ago

    It’s very sad if that’s how we are process 🤦🏽‍♀️😱

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