Seven per cent

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A 100 word tale of our reliance on technology

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Max, poised at his laptop was basking in the culmination of almost two years’ work. Deadline perfectly timed, the blessed end within sight, just seconds away.

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Anticipating the relief, sweet as the hot coffee in the “Dad rocks” mug clasped  tightly in his left hand, came a smile.

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The smile declaring his troubles would finally be over. Family safe, out of danger and could sleep soundly at night.

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Delicious coffee. Delicious relief.

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……broadband connection failed - error 619

Max sat

Max sobbed

Coffee left un-drunk


Submitted: April 25, 2012

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