Friday Fictioneers – Living The High Life

ff240713Chong Woo had the best office in the world. From his stool he’d watch as 747s streaked across the clouds. His customers were always grateful, if somewhat surprised, to see him.

‘How did you get here?’ was a common greeting. His response was always the same: a smile.

Chong’s old bones were starting to creak; the thin air and raw sunlight were increasingly hard on his ageing body. However, it was setting up each morning which was really taking its toll. Getting a hot dog stand to the top of Mt. Everest sure was hard work for a 90 year old.

This is my entry into this weeks 100 word challenge over at Friday Fictioneers

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31 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Living The High Life

  1. Christopher Shawbell

    Great use of the photo-prompt! Clever and entertaining short. I had a good laugh. It spawned some fun replies too. Well done!
    ~Chris

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  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Paul,

    Woo! Woo! Clever use of the prompt. As for your title, a good friend of mine says that a good title adds 100 words to your story. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. paulmclem Post author

      Thanks Rochelle; I totally agree about titles. The balance is to use one which hints at the story but doesn’t give it away i.e. something which makes more sense when you’ve read the 100 words below!

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  3. Sandra

    Nicely done, and a great title. Reminded me to check the titles of this pieces, sometimes I think we overlook them, even though I know I put a lot of thought into my own.

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  4. kz

    haha, clever man, that Mr. Woo… doesn’t have to worry about competition ^^ 90 and still able to climb, not bad ^^ great title

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