Tales from the Wasteland: Behind the walls

A/N: This'll be the last Tale from the Wasteland, next month will just be Wednesday Prompt Smash and Saturday Word of the Day posts. Running a business wasn’t easy, especially not in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. For one stock was a nightmare to get, scavengers and hunters would bring in all sorts of odds and ends … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Behind the walls

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Tales from the Wasteland: Currency Problems

A heavy sigh leaves Marly? for the third time that day as she busies herself pulling dead leaves off lettuce. Courtney and Hector are lugging a large ambiguous animal corpse from the hunter exchange counter to the butchery. A few other food exchange employees busy themselves with other tasks. “Something the matter, Marly?” Courtney is … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Currency Problems

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Everyone is off sick

A/N: I had my wisdom teeth (all four) removed on Friday, so I missed doing the Saturday Word of the Day this week. I’m still on painkillers and pretty out of it, so please bear with me if there are any spelling or grammar mistakes I have overlooked in today’s piece. Prompt: “Everyone is off … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Everyone is off sick

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Forklift

A/N: You’ll have to forgive me if I start to be a little late with my posts and they start to be exceedingly short, it’s November and I am of course participating in Nanowrimo. If you want to read more short stories, I suggest checking out my friend Tim’s work. Prompt: Forklift Word Limit: 50 … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Forklift

Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Longest Weekend

Prompt: The Longest Weekend Word Limit: 200 words What’s that saying? Time flies when you’re having fun? Makes sense, because time absolutely snail crawls when you’re bored out of your mind. It’s easy to get excited when you see a public holiday marked on the calendar, to get carried away planning all the fun things … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Longest Weekend

Saturday Word of the Day: Hireling

*Hireling: a person who works only for pay, especially in a menial or boring job, with little or no concern for the value of the work. “What are you doing? Don’t you have any morals?” Caroline pleads as Mick runs papers through the shredder. “Not really, I’m just here to get paid.” “So what you’re … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Hireling

Saturday Word of the Day: Green-Collar

*Green-collar: noting or pertaining to workers, jobs, or businesses that are involved in protecting the environment or solving environmental problems. “I never pictured you as a green-collar,” Tony remarked as he showed Mark around the office, “we’ve got everything here, all recycled products or environmentally sound. Oh and this is the greenhouse, you can come … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Green-Collar

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Overqualified

Prompt: Overqualified Word limit: 300 words This is my fifth job interview this week, it’s the twentieth job I’ve applied for this month and I really need a win. My portfolio is heavy, my palms are sweaty and my nerves are frayed, I need this job. Yesterday I checked my savings and I’ve only got … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Overqualified

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Safety 

Prompt: Ridiculously specific safety training Word limit:300 words A/N: I won't be sticking to the word limit, this will most likely be much shorter than the word limit.  It was a real pea-souper, thick mist hung over the city of London. Nobody wanted to go outside on that foggy, Monday morning. And yet some people … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Safety 

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Late Again

Prompt: Late Again Word Limit: 200 words Tony slid through the doors and sprinted for the clock in station, trying not to spill his venti caramel macchiato. He almost tripped over his own two feet as he punched his card, only to look at the clock and feel his heart plummet. Even with setting his … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Late Again