Bleak Prospects

Since kindergarten, Damon and Miranda were best friends. She helped him overcome a learning disability to excel academically, and he protected her from the merciless teasing.  All that changed in middle school.  Damon was a gifted athlete with a bright future.  As his star rose, Damon turned his back on his childhood friend, joining teammates that tormented Miranda because her family was dirt poor and her prospects bleak.

Years later, Damon was injured in a professional playoff game. He needed immediate surgery to correct temporary paralysis.  The surgeon walked in and introduced herself, “Hello, Damon.  I am Dr. Miranda Stephens.”

Moral: Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated

This is my inaugural offering for Moral Mondays hosted by  Nortina. The guidelines are as follows:

  • This weekly flash fiction challenge asks you to write a 100-word fable inspired by the moral we provide.
  • Your assignment is to write a story/fable (in any genre) that will teach this lesson.
  • No need to use the moral in your post, just write the story and let your readers learn the lesson all on their own.
  • Please limit your fable to 100 words.
  • After you’ve written your 100-word fable, ping back to this prompt page by simply pasting this link somewhere on your post.
  • Tag your story Moral Mondays so we can find you in the WordPress Reader! You can even use the badge to make your post more visible.

Come join the fun 😀


23 comments on “Bleak Prospects

  1. Nortina S. says:

    Well, let’s Miranda has doctor’s integrity and isn’t bitter, otherwise he’s screwed!
    Thanks for joining Moral Mondays! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. rosemawrites says:

    Wow. This is such a very nice reminder, Kay!

    Have a great week ahead!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sonya says:

    I’m sure she’s a true professional and all, but he’s bound to feel a little uneasy, right? Great take on the prompt 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marquessa says:

    Will karma play out?😆

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wonderful Moral Monday story! Great moral too!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Deb says:

    This can turn into a very nice romantic story…
    The moral lesson is a lot more important though.:-)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. kdub28 says:

    I would love to see the expression on his face.

    Liked by 1 person

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