Sunday, June 12, 2016

Today's #flashfiction Carl The Calculator

 “The roof is on fire!”
Smokey The Bear* #quote

Went to the bookstore today and out to lunch, was quite fun. Anyway onto the flash fiction!

Carl The Calculator

         Carl the calculator was fine with people pushing his buttons. After all, that's how they asked him questions. Questions he answered with ease. Because of all the people that asked him for help Carl figured he must be the greatest at math ever. Over time though he realized that this ability was a talent given to him from birth, and that his talent was infallible.

         However this soon drained him. What does life mean when you cannot fail? When all people ask of you is to use a talent given to you, not earned. Carl couldn't figure out what any of his emotions added up to any more. So depressed he kept doing his labor as asked, feeling like less than zero.

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