(Author’s note: Starting the week of May 28th, I will be posting later. I have a job that requires me to be at work at 6AM PDT, which means that Fictioneers is posted in the middle of my sleep-time. Yes, this means I got a job. It’s a good one. And I hope to be able to do a lot more with it. Here’s your fictioneers.)
I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
by Miles H. Rost
Travis Lonigan knew that with one click, one hit of the return key, he could cost someone their job. Someone would go to jail, someone well respected but with a lot of secrets. Someone who stole from his friend.
He would likely be found. He knew that people were looking for him, trying everything to prevent this from happening.
Switching from the ‘enter’ key to the delete key, Travis knew that one of two buttons would seal his fate. He could be hunted down, potentially destroyed, utterly humiliated.
He could end up dead.
Closing his eyes….
Like the dilemma faced by your protagonist here, Miles. Nicely done.
The struggle is real! Thanks for the response!
I think he pressed Enter
You’d be correct. This is a journalist/blogger’s dilemma, and they took the hard route.
I think he’s come to far to pres delete. You got the tension just right here
He did. Thank you!
Great tension in this story. I think he decided to take the risk.
He did. He pressed “Enter”. The story is actually a true one.
And I think he pressed the Enter key. Life just got more exciting for him. Nice one.
Yep. And it’s a true story, to boot. Thanks for reading!
Great tension…but, gee, which one did he chose???? Great story. Sometimes, we really do need to stop and think before we “click”…especially these days…
True. We often times work on emotion and just write out/tweet out the thing that is on our minds. It takes real skill to hold back and think about it. Thank you for the insight!
Brave man – I hope he lives to tell the tale. Good tension in this story, Miles.
BTW congratulations on the new job!
Thanks! And yes, he will likely live to tell the tale. At least, from what I am seeing here.
Very cool… loved the intrigue! Well done! 🙂
Thank you for reading! 🙂
Congratulations on the new job, Miles and I hope it goes really well for you!
Really liked the tension of this and the weighing up of moral options. Well done.
I am hoping the same as well. Today (Tuesday) is my first day, and I am nervous but confident. And thanks for the insight on the story.
I hope he had the courage to do the right thing. There are times when you just have to do it and hope you can live with the consequences. Nice tale Miles
He did. He pressed Enter. Thanks for the info.
Sounds a sinister world, great use of the prompt
It is a sinister world. Politics, news journalism, business, non-profits, all of them can have sinister elements within. Thank you for the observation!
Good luck with the new job. Tough decisions here.
Very! But he did make the right decision and pressed enter. And thank you for wishes on the job. We’ll see how today looks.
Nice, tight tense atmosphere. And great Paul Young track.
Excellent! Thank you for the comment and YAY! You listened to the music! 😀 This makes me happy!
You leave us hanging in there. Well done!
I’ve been known to leave a lot of people hanging on words. It’s a gift, I could say. Thank you! 🙂
This one or that? Excellent story, great track.
My FriFic tale is called Jim and Jan!
Press “Enter”. Thank you for the observation!
Thank you kindly! 🙂
I’m curious what he’s doing here. Sounds like he’s about to wipe out their bank account or give them a virus.
Publish a story that could sink their election. At least, that’s the truth of what the story is based off of. Glad to see you back on board!
Oh, my goodness, great suspense and you left us to wonder. Love it! Congratulations on your new job…all the best.
I seem to do well with keeping people hanging! Thank you for the comment!
Will he live, does he want to live? A moment of suspense, well done.
Depends on whether he wants to live in a comfortable world, or to live in a right world. That’s where pressing enter comes in. Depending. Thanks for the question!
This is so cool!!! I love it! Very clever!
Thank you! I agree as well!
A well-executed moment of suspense!
Very much appreciated. I seem to do well with suspense.
Gripping tale ….good one 🙂
Thank you! I hope to visit your story soon. Things have been quite busy. @_@
What? Wait…you left us hanging! LOL! Well done…
Of course! That’s how good suspense works. (Spoiler: He hit “Enter”)
Great story; very tense. Now to decide which he pushed!
I can tell you that, since it’s based on a true story: He hit Enter. Thanks for stopping by!