100-Word Fiction: ‘Born to Lead’

I was born to lead. That’s why I’m always in the limelight. Events revolve around me. People are envious. It’s natural for me. Sometimes the truth has to be told. People respect that. They respect me. When things need to change people look to me to make it happen.

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He’s always been a bully. He lets no one else shine. He attracts trouble. People resent him. He won’t even try to change. He just mouths off all the time. It pisses everyone off. We’re tired of him. Things need to change and we’re starting to think he has to go.

100-Word Fiction: ‘Events Take Over’

I have heard it said that what is difficult to grasp in life is that moment when a thing that was before you becomes a thing that is behind you.

An old friend once suggested something similar: ‘What the eye doesn’t see the foot suffers,’ he would intone sagely.

You concentrate so hard on things in life. You watch things so carefully, surveying the scene and your place in it, looking after yourself and those around you.

Then, in a second, the very outcome you did not want is real. You look behind; in front. Events have taken over again.