Happy Ending #1LinerWeds

Okay, one final story about That Boss, because it leads to my favorite one-liner I’ve ever delivered ever.

Years after I left the job, worked other places, got married, adopted and gave birth to daughters, Charlie and I went to a concert. Who should I see but That Boss! I said hello, reminded him of who I was, and told Charlie, “You remember I told you about when I worked for four bosses? Well, this is the bad one.”

Perhaps understandably, That Boss took the opportunity to get the knife in. He said, “You quit to become a writer, didn’t you? How did that work out for ya?”

To which I replied:

I’m a writer.


This post is part of Linda G. Hillย’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a dream fulfilled.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Happy Ending #1LinerWeds

  1. Teagan Riordain Geneviene

    March 17, 2021 at 11:07am

    Ha! Hope a bit oโ€™ Irish luck and a bit of Irish cheer will snuggle down inside your heart and stay all through the year!

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      Marian Allen

      March 17, 2021 at 11:28am

      Thanks, Teagan! May your soul be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead. (My favorite Irish blessing.)

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  2. circadianreflections

    March 17, 2021 at 10:08pm

    That’s why you’re an awesome writer…cause you’re quick-QUICK with the wit, and putting words together that go BOOM! Right when you need them. WOW! I never in a gazillion years would have delivered a retort that great. High 5!!! I’m bowing now in case you’re wondering. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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