Contextus Indignus


Contextus Indignus

Thomas sat at the table with his head in his hands, years of hard work and dedication hung in the balance.

He was still the highest-grossing salesperson in the organization, his stature legendary after 35 years of service.

They called him Easter Sunday because no one could resurrect a lost deal like he could, bringing opportunity back from the dead as if it were Jesus on the third day.

Sure, he’d been handsomely compensated for his efforts, but he’d made more money for this Corporation than anyone could count; single-handedly lifting it from its Mom and Pop beginnings to a giant of the industry.

Defunct of any reason the Director of Human Resources stared at him with shame and disgust, they no longer saw him as a giant but an out-of-touch dinosaur.

He tried to explain that it was a simple misunderstanding, the word gay had once meant happy, but it was too late, the damage was done; guilty in the court of public opinion he watched as his life swirled about the room before being flushed down the elevator and out the back door – left holding nothing but a single box of his belonging.

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GirlieOnTheEdge’s Six Sentence Stories #262
Prompt Word: flush
Date: 2023-05-14 | Tags: #sixsentencestories

Fandango’s One Word Challenge.
Prompt Word: defunct
Date: 2023-05-16 | Tags: #fowc

Greg’s Five Word Weekly (2320) Challenge.
Prompt Word: simple
Date: 2023-05-15 | Tags: #gb5ww, #gmgblog, #fwwc

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7 thoughts on “Contextus Indignus

    1. Gr8BigFun Post author

      I’m on the side of let people be who they are. What I don’t agree with is publicly funded gender reassignment procedures and hormone replacement therapies when so many life saving/altering (like heart, cancers, organ transplant, or QoL) surgeries are delayed or cancelled due to lack of funding. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should. I truly believe society would be a better place if we accepted the diversity of human evolution and welcomed every individual as nature intended them to be. It is the true road to health and happiness.


  1. messymimi's meanderings

    No matter how carefully we weigh our words, sometime, somewhere, each of us will say something that will be misunderstood. What bothers me is we don’t let people explain, we assume we know what they meant and throw the baby out with the bathwater. The rush to judgment is scary.

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  3. Liz H

    That’s why we don’t pass judgement on a single utterance. Diversity and tolerance is a dialogue, not a shotgun. What a loss!


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