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

The Sales Pitch


“I think it is important to leave a little piece of yourself behind for the next generation.  Give them a Legacy they are proud to be a part of, give them Legacy Films.”  The woman turned towards the two men seated in chairs at the opposite end of the table.  The man on the left just shrugged his shoulders, but the one on the right said, “I think I like it.  We may have to do some rebranding.  But I honestly think this will be good for our business.  The woman discretely let her breath out that she had been holding.  “If you two gentlemen wait right here, I will get Nancy to come in with all the paperwork then.”

The woman left the room and headed across the hall to her boss’s office.  “Nancy, we did it.  We got the account for Legacy Films.”  Nancy stood and shook her hand, “Donna, you should be proud of this one. I think you are going to go far in advertising.”


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

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