Corporate Blues

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


“You’re never going to make it kid,” rings in my ears. Who knew my father’s blessing could be so transformational. You would think that at 38 years old, I wouldn’t need my father’s approval, or that I would already have it. I spent most of 20’s fighting myself, instead of finding myself. And he was right, I didn’t make it as a blues musician; I gave it up, the system won. I went corporate because that is the epitome of success in the modern world. I learned quickly, and I moved up fast in the world of finance. A couple hedge funds later and my current portfolio mirrors that of 60-year-old economist who met the right people, made the right investments, bought the right buildings, and only travels first class.  There’s no doubt that I am making it, financially. Though personally, I may have given up playing the blues, but I still feel those blues every time I long for my father’s approval. I’m now giving up on that too, because in the world of finance the bank’s approval is the only one you need. So, I guess you can consider this a check that I have signed off on.


Submitted: June 21, 2019

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