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Paper Cut Boy

I knew work was going to find a way to demote me.
To get rid of me in time…
But I sure didn’t think that I ’d be their paper cut boy.
I mean I shelled out a lotta bucks for this suit.
And here I am standing in this valley of no promotion!

“Shred them” they said.
Yeh just erase the company’s secret debt.

“Easy job, just burn them” they said.
“Important job” they said.
Yeh well I hope they like this photo and the paper story that wasn’t cut.
Read it and weep is what I said.

© K S Hardy 2011

Image by Bogac Erguvenc

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Went for this angle for this challenge in the group Imaginative Skulls
Please check out the other entries there be mighty fine prose happening there!

The challenge is to write something inspired by this awesome image from Bogac Erguvenc

Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 3 years ago


  • Hi Ray
    Yeh I did actually have a much deeper kind of response but decided to go with a more satirized view.
    Hope life is being kind to you xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Teacup
    Teacupover 3 years ago

    another excellent piece… great angle!

  • Hi ya
    I like angles especially ones that make the view look interesting me thinks.
    It would be fab more about photography me thinks but I am happy to let those with the real know how produce amazing images like Bogac’s.
    Hey where is your camera by the way????

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • TheBrit
    TheBritover 3 years ago

    Good one ,always something going down at the office eh!!

    Brit :)

  • LOL …. yeh there is always something going on down at the office me thinks!!

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyover 3 years ago

    To shred or not to shred. That’s the question. To not- is always so much more interesting.
    No worries, the suit should be fine for Wiki-leaks… ;)

  • Hi ya
    I love those shredding machines!!
    We had one at work for a while and it was very satisfy feeding the beast ;O)) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 3 years ago

    haha.. see that didn’t take you long did it! :D
    Great work Karen :)

  • Hi ya
    Yes I remember I was lamenting that I had no words to write…… hmm…. moaned too soon didn’t I!
    Thank you for your so very wonderful support of my writing, it is very much appreciated. xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacover 3 years ago

    wonderful write,
    i like it very much!!!
    wonderful approach to the image
    peace love and happiness always, kS

  • Hi Mary
    Thank you kindly for your kind words on this piece. xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • C.C. Arshagra
    C.C. Arshagraover 3 years ago

    Excellent write, wiki-awesome!

  • Hi there
    Wiki-awesome….. wickedly cool comment !

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • C.C. Arshagra
    C.C. Arshagraover 3 years ago

    If I had a group “hint-hint” I’d super feature this one

  • Awww I saw this and thought what a generous bubbler you are ….x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

    Great write! Wish you good luck!

  • Thank you most kindly for the feature of this.
    It was a really enjoyable challenge as so many joined in and I got to read such wonderful writing and also some met some new bubblers.
    Win win for me .xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 3 years ago

    love your take on the image…awesome..

  • Hi ya
    Thanks Rocky
    I felt like I wanted to be Miss Cynical …… roll out some dirt kinda deal. ;O))

    – Arcadia Tempest

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