Summoned

He was menacing.  The head of a fortune 500 company with the demeanor of the devil.  His employees feared him instead of respecting his power.  He was the juggernaut of the company.

On this particular Tuesday, Harold was at his desk minding his own business as he always did when there was a phone call.  He answered it and turned white as a ghost. “Yes sir, I will be there shortly.”  He hung up the phone and grabbed his tablet hurrying to the elevators.  He arrived just as the door opened and waiting inside was the assistant to the CEO.  Not a word was exchanged, no expressions on the assistant’s face, Harold was very much in the dark as to what this summoning meant.

The assistant walked with Harold to the big double door of the CEO’s office and said, “Wait here while I buzz you in.”  He went to his desk and picked up the phone and said, “He is here sir.”  There was a click and the door began to swing open.  Harold nervously took steps into the office.  He swallowed a lump in his throat when he heard the doors latch behind him.  Ready or not he was here.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – juggernaut

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