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195. “Dead Wood” Story

March 1, 2010

Q: The title of the short story was “Dead Wood.” It was a heart-wrenching tale of a mid-level corporate executive desperately trying to save his job with a half-baked motorcycle stunt aimed at impressing his boss. The story is told from the wry point-of-view of an observant colleague. The story is very ‘real’ with no fantastic elements other than “Mr. Dead Wood’s” increasingly futile goal of saving his job. A timeless piece that would read very well in today’s downsized economy.

A: See the Aging Loser Story question.


It must read well in today's economy; somebody already asked about "Deadwood" in question #158. Details are there.


March 2, 2010 6:19 am

Ah--I missed it because I was searching for "dead wood" instead of "deadwood". Thanks again, Carol.


March 2, 2010 9:04 am

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