Smorgasbord Short Stories – Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Beggars Can’t be Choosers? by Sally Cronin

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This week Charli Mills of carrot ranch flash fiction challenge set us the task of writing 99 words no more, no less using ‘Beggars Can’t be Choosers’ as a prompt…

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Beggars Can’t be Choosers? by Sally Cronin

The memo announced the chairman would be evaluating managers for a senior position. Everyone set out to impress

Outside, tucked into a doorway, an old man huddled, a dog by his side. Most staff ignored him. But every day one particular individual would place several coins into his hand, smile and pat the dog before entering the building.

On Friday an elegant man stood in front of the eager staff and announced the manager who would be promoted. Delighted a young woman stepped forward and looked into his familiar face…

He smiled warmly ‘Who says beggars can’t be choosers’.

©sally cronin

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