Micro Fiction: The Trolley

As per my Writerly Aspirations, below is my very first (of 52 to come) Micro Fiction of the year. I tried something a little different with this one and experimented with the style quite a bit before I decided I was happy with it.

While I’m not sure it works, I am satisfied with how it turned out and surprised myself by being able to condense a quirky idea down to 500 words (469 to be exact).

To check out any of my other short works, click here.

So without further ado, please enjoy my latest Micro Fiction.

The Trolley

From: Sam Brown
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 12:55 PM
To: Administration <Administration@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: Trolley in Kitchen

Anne, not sure if you know, but there’s a trolley in the kitchen?

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From: Administration
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 12:57 PM
To: Sam Brown <SBrown@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: RE: Trolley in Kitchen

Hi Sam,

Yes I am aware. Thanks for letting me know.

Cheers,

Anne.

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From: Rachel Trim
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 12:57 PM
To: Administration <Administration@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: Are you aware there is a trolley in the kitchen?

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From: Administration
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 12:59 PM
To: Rachel Trim <RTrim@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: RE: Are you aware there is a trolley in the kitchen?

Hi Rachel, yes I’m aware.

Thanks for letting me know.

Cheers,

Anne.

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From: Errol Brooks
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 1:01 PM
To: Administration <Administration@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: Why’s there a trolley in Kitchen?

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From: Administration
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 1:05 PM
To: Errol Brooks <EBrooks@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: RE: Why’s there a trolley in Kitchen?

Hi Errol,

I had to collect the sandwiches for the lunches, and needed to carry them back from the shops.

Cheers,

Anne.

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From: Errol Brooks
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 1:15 PM
To: Administration <Administration@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: RE: Why’s there a trolley in Kitchen?

Okay, not sure what’s so hard about carrying sandwiches? When is it going back?

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From: Administration
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 1:19 PM
To: Errol Brooks <EBrooks@greatoffice.com.au>
Cc: Megan Rind<Management@greatoffice.com.au >

Subject: RE: Why’s there a trolley in Kitchen?

Hi Errol,

Thanks for your concern. Megan said to take it back tomorrow.

Anne.

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From: Make Tine
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 1:32 PM
To: Administration <Administration@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: Can you remove Trolley in Kitchen? Thanks.

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From: Administration
Sent: Friday, 13 May 2016 1:44 PM
To: All Staff <Allstaff@greatoffice.com.au>

Subject: The Trolley

Good afternoon,

As many of you have noticed, there is a trolley in the kitchen. This is because the managers lunch order came on five separate trays, and in order to avoid squashing the sandwiches, could not be stacked on top of each other.

As I am but one woman (and unfortunately not a witch), I am stuck with the two hands God gave me, and required help getting the five trays back to the office. Thus, the trolley.

I shall return it tomorrow, when I go to the bank. As per Megan’s instruction.

If you cannot abide the trolley where it is, I suggest several options: either return it yourself, take it up with God, or consult your local witch council – whichever you prefer.

Kind regards,

Two-handed Anne.

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