What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the Machiavellian Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is "Stabbed".
It wasn't so much that it was unexpected. In fact, he had been assured, all along, that his job was safe.
It was the way it was done.
Sneaky. Underhanded. He'd been stabbed in the back.
The boss's son is an incompetent, yet the kid was promoted into his job and he was let go.
Downsizing, they called it. No matter what they called it - it hurt.
Another lesson learned the hard way.
He remembered what his Dad had taught him about Honesty, Kindness, Straightforwardness.
And he wondered why no one else seemed to have been taught the same lessons.