Flash Fiction: Layoffs

by Chris McGinty

The memo came over the fax. Effective immediately there were to be mass layoffs. The size and the scope of these layoffs suggested that no one was safe, almost no one. This whole thing screamed of CEOs lining their pockets, and not in the above board kind of way. There was suspicion that there would be no final paycheck and that this would be on the news for months. No one had time to think about that. They had time to worry about personal belongings and getting home. There wasn’t anyone who had the need or the desire to try to get to the bottom of things or find evidence of foul play. In spite of that, someone (probably not someone who was actually affected by the layoffs) found the time to burn the building to the ground minutes after the last person walked out the door.

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