The Weight Of The Matter – Part IV: You Don’t Really Need It

The intern stopped in the doorway with a back turned to the audience and stood there for a moment, head hung low as if to find written on the floor the right words to say.  But then, the back arched, the shoulders pushed their way back, the chin came up, and the intern turned to face the GBO.   “You know, for the last year I’ve worked diligently to follow through with every assignment you’ve…

"The Weight Of The Matter – Part IV: You Don’t Really Need It"

The Weight Of The Matter – Part III: Letting Them Give It To You

“I’ll go.”  Said the next volunteer, as they deactivated the note taking application on the smart phone.  “I’ve got some handouts for everyone.”  Each meeting participant received a printed PowerPoint presentation.  The manager’s had been produced in color complete with a spiral spine.  The other print outs had been printed in monochrome and stapled together.  “We can do this through work place incentives in the private sector.  I can also assure you that it will…

"The Weight Of The Matter – Part III: Letting Them Give It To You"

The Weight Of The Matter – Part II: Taking It From Them

For the next three hours, each of the interns worked feverishly and furiously in the best way they knew how in order to respond to the task at hand.  The benefit of a winning idea would not only cement a successful posting to their next job, but it would also be instrumental in shaping administration policy on how things should be done.   At 11 am, the interns returned to their own personal seats in…

"The Weight Of The Matter – Part II: Taking It From Them"

The Weight Of The Matter – Part I: The Assignment

In the middle of a government owned office building strategically placed close enough to the goings on of Washington DC to maintain a presence, yet far enough away not to be subject to its influence, the Department of Health & Human Services carries out its stated mission of protecting the health of all Americans.   Deep in the middle of that particular building is housed a department which only few are aware of.  Certainly this…

"The Weight Of The Matter – Part I: The Assignment"

The Weight Of The Matter

As my first post of the year in which I’m shooting to write more fiction, I’m offering up The Weight Of The Matter.   The idea has been batting back in forth in my head for the last month or two, and I finally sat down and wrote the piece.  The only problem is that it’s just under 4000 words long.  With all due respect to my beloved readership, I’ve decided to break the story…

"The Weight Of The Matter"