Reality Check: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
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Photo copyright Ted Strutz

Photo copyright Ted Strutz

Bottom of the Food Chain

In welding school, Tony imagined being on jobs like on the TV commercials: sitting on steel beams above the skyline, sparks flying, the building boom signaling a strong economy.

That didn’t happen. His assignments came from the bottom of the welding food chain: repair jobs for businesses barely hanging on.

He hated this job site: he cleaned it up each night; it was trashed out every morning. Punks. Thank goodness I’ll finish today, he thought. They can keep their discarded tires and toilets and find someone else to abuse.

Only today held a surprise for Tony: flowers in the toilet.

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To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

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9 thoughts on “Reality Check: Fiction Friday

  1. Good start to a nice story with more stuff, Tresha. I never thought of the welding profession as something that had its own little “food chain.” Great! Nice work.

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