Monday, February 1, 2016

Today's #flashfiction Springtime Charisma

“If the shoe fits, wear it.”
The Sasquatch* #quote

Today I started coding a prototype level of my game to show the club at ASU to get their opinions. My game itself is nowhere near completion, but showing them this early version where I have the basic mechanics working and such will help since getting input early in the process can help iron out big picture problems. Anyway onto the flash fiction!

Springtime Charisma

           Charisma, the force that leaders, persuaders, and societal connectors possess. It's a personality trait and a superpower to sway those with just your own natural aura. Charlie held this magnificent power, more so than many people through history. However, some curse on his soul, or mind caused it only to happen during springtime. Maybe it was magic, maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was the alignment of the stars during the year. Whatever the cause, Charlie was the most likable person in the world during spring and distastefully boring during the rest of the year.
         Charlie lived a life far different from other people, if he got promoted because of his charisma he'd get fired as soon as his appeal wore off. So eventually he had to settle for a low income job. No matter how he tried he couldn't get anywhere.
         Until one wonderful little day when a politician walked into the store he worked in. It was spring and Charlie struck up a conversation. The politician noticed how likable this man was, but used to people who used their charisma to get things done wasn't quite affected. However he figured that he could use Charlie.
        He brought Charlie aside and offered him a job to speak with people and convince them for deals. Charlie explained that he was only able to do this during springtime.

The politician simply said, “Then you will only bargain in Spring.”

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