Mortimer had been with the firm for forty years, becoming one of the top attorneys. But, he became bored with his life.
Standing in the law library he becomes temporarily blinded by a bright shining light coming in through the window. A large apparition stands before him. Mortimer shrieks and falls backward consumed by fear.
“Mortimer. I am Micah and I am here to give you a message.”
“Me, a message?” He can barely speak.
“You are going to go and help those who are less fortunate.”
“You are being given the chance to redeem yourself from the years you charged more than you were worth and for hours you didn't work, stealing money from hard working people.”
As the apparition faded away, Mortimer found himself in a third world country surrounded by starving people. Mortimer was in the midst of helping feed and care for these people.
As a small boy reached his arms up to Mortimer to be picked up, Mortimer realized he has finally found his happiness and his home.
Thank you T.J. Paris for our prompt photo this week!
This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to build our stories. Everyone is invited to participate. It's fun and addicting. For more information, click HERE.
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