Flash Fiction-Week 09-200 words 

It was done. There was no other answer. Jack had gotten away with the humiliation of others for too long. Why a person would even think like that in the first place, I can’t imagine. But then to carry it to the extreme of firing them and ruining their lives? I can’t stand the thought of him getting away with it again.

John got into his car and sped out of the parking lot. He was not looking forward to telling his wife what he did. But he was almost proud of himself for having the courage to do it. He would find a different job in a new area. This small town isn’t capable of fighting people like Jack. 

Discrimination is just a distant word that happens to other people. It’s okay to hire others when crops need harvesting, but to work alongside these people all year in regular jobs was unheard of. They were good for a time, but when school started, their kids mixed in with your kids. This wasn’t acceptable in rural areas.

John drove home, not exactly sure of his wife’s reaction. She greeted him with her usual hug. “I quit today”, he said sadly.



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