Shredded – Friday Fictioneers

Here is another late entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!


Copyright – John Nixon

– Shredded –

The mountains of paperwork had reached mammoth proportions.

Deluged by policies, amendments, white papers and term sheets, her desk had disappeared long ago.

There was a knock at her office door.

“Oh come in, do. Please tell me you’re my new assistant…”

The air hung heavy with expectation, desperation even.

The timid girl entered, hovering near the door.

“S-sorry,” she said, her voice barely above a whisper. She darted forward, placed a Perspex sign on top of one of the paper towers and left – quickly.

Clare picked up the sign and rolled her eyes.

“‘Head of Environmental Policy’ indeed,” she muttered.

Oh, the irony.



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32 thoughts on “Shredded – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Indeed. I have to say, I use a huge amount of paper in my work, but my eyes just can’t cope with reading documents off the screen all day, 5 days a week! Thank goodness we recycle…

  1. Excellent! Which reminds me…I’d better stop asking for paper receipts…and go with emails instead. At 65, it’s difficult to undo longstanding habits…especially when I’m hung up on security breaches. I should let go though…for the environment’s sake.

    1. Oh yes, old habits die hard… and I was a little suspicious the first time Apple offered to email me my receipt from their handheld gizmo… all this new technology!

  2. I’m sure she’s an avid recycler, darling. Plus, she goes on Facebook and “Likes” all those posts about saving the planet, so it all evens out.

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