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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Perfect Machine

The Rogue Speaks:

I was a little late with my offering for Alphabe-Thursday, so I hope you will take the time to read it, as well as my 100 word offering for Jenny's Saturday Centus. This one really had me wracking my brain, but I think I finally came up with a suitable one. The prompt is in bold type.

THE PERFECT MACHINE:

He had never been accused of being intelligent. That much was painfully true. For years he stood at the copy machine, making copies of the engineers’ reports to the CEO, and always making an extra copy for himself. He memorized the data, studied, learned, and had finally created the perfect piece of equipment for the task at hand. He had slipped his own report into the stack that he delivered to the CEO’s office.

Several hours later, the door to the CEO’s office flew open. “ Miller!” he yelled. “Which one of you is Miller? Get in here now! My God, man, you’re a genius!”

21 comments:

Karen S. said...

..and the Rogue speaks so well again! This post is genius...(I like how the big CEO didn't even know who he was) sad but happens...and Miller is a wise employee for sure. I too will post one but later this evening. Have a great weekend...I bet your weather isn't as grrrrrrrr as mine! Too much wind blowing and still snowing! ;)

Ames said...

Shoot! Why didn't I think of that when I was working? LOL! This was brilliant Judie!~Ames

Akseli Koskela said...

This post is like poetry. In a few lines, you've captured the turning point in someone's life.

Although probably in my cynical expectations of the world, Miller would never get the recognition he deserves for his genius work, it would go to the chief engineer or something.

Kat said...

Bravo Judie! This was so well written. You've captured this person so well, I can picture him in my head. Fantastic centus. Kat

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is thrilling, Judie. I love it.

Thanks for all your supportive comments. I'm pretty settled in. Going from big city to small town has been smooth so far.

Hugs to you. xo Robyn

noexcuses said...

Well done! I love this story!

THE SNEE said...

I always want more!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Excellent! I like this week prompt for Saturday Centus..Love the ending, Judie!

Gattina said...

You see, it takes so little to become a genius. It will probably happen to me too, lol !

Mari's World said...

Yeah - very good, you had me all the way through :)

jeff campbell said...

Judie, Judie, Judie!! This is so good. You have created quite a story line here with well crafted words...Peace and blessings my friend...

askcherlock said...

Judie, your creativity knows no bounds! You know, you have quite a few leads through these prompts for a short story. A new career!

And...Happy Birthday, my cosmic sister! The world is a better place for having you.

askcherlock said...

Yikes! I am sometimes so unobservant, though I always look for your film reviews. Thank you so much for putting one of my poems here. You are simply the best! That was a lovely and kind gesture. Thank you, Sweet Judie. I always meant to ask if your eyes are blue, 'cause then you would be "Suite Judie Blue Eyes!"

Sarah said...

You proved perfectly genius is 99% hard work and maybe 1% luck.

Amylynn said...

Judie - as soon as I saw this I thought of you. It's, well, it's astounding.

http://tinyurl.com/yj45425

Please let me know if this link doesn't get you to the video.

Amylynn - Quill Sister

jabblog said...

Very good! It's always satisfying to prove yourself better than others think you, but this chap is brilliant:-)

Judie said...

Amylynn, that was incredible!!That young woman is truly remarkable! If Natalie had been forced to learn those moves, she would have run away to join a circus!

BEAR's Mom said...

i'm still standing by the copier =)
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Judie said...

Victoria, aren't we all????

nothingprofound said...

Reminds me of Einstein, working slowly, patiently and methodically in the patent office.

Rekha said...

Genius often lurks and is sometimes found in odd places....like near the copier in your story...great one this...