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Paradox – (Weekend Writing Prompt #184)

“He said, he thought you were cocky.”

“Mmm” I replied with a straight face … “I’d prefer to think it is pure hubris.”

My boss looked at me in disbelief, shocked by the sheer paradox in my utterance.  

A rogue twinkle in my eye belied my countenance and the boss collapsed.  After he’d finished chortling, he blew his nose loudly, and we set about devising a plan to restore my pristine image.

(71-Word Micro-Story)

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Micro-Story prompted by Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt – Paradox in 71 exactly words. Do click through if you, too, would like to join in.

Also delighted to include Fandango’s One Word Challenge – Hubris – Do click through if you, too, would like to join in.

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