This was written for Friday Fictioneers.
Becoming the Squeaky Wheel
“Lucy never says no.”
“Lucy will stay overtime.”
“Lucy will come in on Saturday.”
Evidently Lucy is hard of hearing because they don’t lower their volume when talking about me. That probably makes me invisible too.
Jason, my crush, my fantasy hero, approaches with his disarming smile, his azure eyes. “Lucy, good day?”
I nod. Every day I see Jason is an excellent day.
He’s finally going to ask me out.
He drops a one-foot paper bundle on my desk. “Copy this, will you?”
Even he doesn’t see me. I shove the papers then fold my arms. “Not my job.”
23 thoughts on “Becoming the Squeaky Wheel”
Ha!! Good on ya, Lucy!!!!
Better late than never. Thank you, Judy!
Good for her. It was time.
Yes! Thank you so much. 🙂
Good for Lucy. It’s definitely high time the wheel should be squeaking. Really good take.
Thank you, Jilly! 🙂
We all root for the worm that turns. Of course, she’ll lose her job and go on the game. Her child will be ashamed and become first unmanageable and then delinquent. But, at last, there will be more Lucies, and they’ll all say no, and then firing them won’t be an option. And they will have a better life. And they’ll remember the first Lucy, the first one who said no
Yes, it’s high time Lucy asserted herself. Good take on the photo prompt.
Susan A Eames at
Travel, Fiction and Photos
Thank you, Susan!
I can just see Jason’s mouth drop open. I wonder if he’ll finally see Lucy. At any rate, good for her! Well done.
Yes. It’s a fine line between trying to please everyone and become a dishrag.
Jason certainly didn’t expect her to say that! Good one.
No, you’re right. No one ever expects the mice to roar. 🙂 Thank you!
To be invisible is too common… good that she at least could bite in the end.
Thank you! 🙂
Boom! One has to put their foot down sometime!
exactly! Thank you, Alicia! 🙂
About time! Why is “no” so hard for some of us?
About time Lucy! 🙂
Yay Lucy! About time!
That’s it. That’s a start… 🙂
It is! Thank you so much, Sandra! 🙂