neelwrites/lockdownindiastories/flash/day62/25/05/20

100 WORD FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE

#DAY62 #LOCKDOWN INDIA STORIES

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BLOODY VIRUS!

By Neel Anil Panicker

“It’s in the contract. Read the fine print. Says an employee can be dismissed without any reason whatsoever,” said the HR as he pushed across a sheaf papers.

Crease lines thickened on Vikram Satija’s forehead. His hands shot up to unbuttok the top button of his sweat shirt. Despite the air conditioning, the senior executive of Ambient Technologies found himself sweating like a pig.

“I…I’ve been a loyal employee…10 years…Now what do I do?”

An awkward silence followed. “We’re downsizing. Removing all deadwood. It’s the bloody virus”.

There was a ring of finality in the HR’s voice.

 

#covid19 #virus #corona

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