Six Sentence Story- Alternating Current Management

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PROMPT WORD:  DISTRACTION

The Hard Wired Company was once a local wire manufacturing factory founded by the ‘driven’ ,innovative, and bold, family by the same name that miraculously rose to an international billion dollar enterprise after only two generations.

When the last of the Hard lineage reached retirement age, a new go-getting CEO was hired named Wally D. Sparks, who had come to that position through his own ‘bootstraps’ attitude from laborer to the top.

Wally came in, with a lightening bolt of an idea that he was sure would ‘light up’ the place, which was, that a crew was only as good as its morale so it was decided a distraction from the mundane spooling details would boost productivity and keep the veteran, most knowledgeable, operators from ‘burning out’ and leaving.

He immediately brought in a stadium sized screen, for the expansive factory floor, and positioned it where all the spoolers could watch movies as they worked-the first weekly movie was “Captain Ron”, with “Three Amigos” planned for the next.

By week three, the wire produced was so faulty-causing fires and recalls- that Wally was dismissed and the company lost all of its customers, so the board of directors sent an abrupt last memo to the workforce.

Due to watts happened because of the direct current viewings of movies plugging Martin Short’s comedy, Sparks must fly and there are no more grounds for sales, therefore, we’re Hard Wired no more and UL be discharged immediately.


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37 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story- Alternating Current Management

  1. Pat Brockett 07/28/2021 / 6:27 pm

    What a clever little SSS. I loved the creative names of the people and the humorous verbiage, especially in that sixth sentence wrap-up.

    • Susan St.Pierre 07/28/2021 / 6:31 pm

      Thanks, Pat. I expect several groan responses too. 🤣

  2. Frank Hubeny 07/28/2021 / 7:15 pm

    It took two generations to rise and three weeks to fall. I like the use of “watts” and “UL” in the final memo.

    • Susan St.Pierre 07/28/2021 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks, Frank! It a marvel what bad management can do to businesses (even countries). 😉

  3. dyannedillon 07/28/2021 / 7:38 pm

    Hahahaa! Very clever!

  4. Fandango 07/28/2021 / 7:52 pm

    I don’t know whether to 😂 or to 🙄. In either case, well done!

    • Susan St.Pierre 07/28/2021 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks. Groans are accepted on this one. I groaned as I wrote it.

  5. Doug Jacquier 07/28/2021 / 8:16 pm

    Unusual pun-ishment this time around, Susan, but not cruel. Many giga-giggles.

  6. clark 07/28/2021 / 8:43 pm

    I’m shocked, shocked to find out there’s gambling going on in here.” (Capt. L Renault)

    fun Six

    • clark 07/28/2021 / 8:48 pm

      lol My coment would have been funnier if I hadn’t been so lycdesic on the keyboard and typed …“to find there is punning going on here”

      • Susan St.Pierre 07/28/2021 / 9:53 pm

        After thoughts are the best part of punning. Thanks so much Clark.

  7. Liz H 07/28/2021 / 10:07 pm

    A tonnage of punnage–really lights up my life.
    Don’t ever stop!

    • Susan St.Pierre 07/29/2021 / 8:22 am

      Once one starts punning, it seems to take on a life of its own. lol Thank-you!

      • Liz H 07/29/2021 / 12:13 pm

        (One of my favorite things: runaway puns!)

  8. Shweta Suresh 07/28/2021 / 10:19 pm

    A lot many puns in here. Great take, Susan 😃

  9. Chris Hall 07/29/2021 / 3:33 am

    ‘Crackling’ good use of language, Susan!

    • Susan St.Pierre 07/29/2021 / 8:19 am

      Thank you, Chris! It was certainly a piece fitting for a silly frog. lol

  10. UP 07/29/2021 / 11:34 am

    Very punny, good six, good use of the cue.

  11. GirlieOnTheEdge 07/31/2021 / 12:30 pm

    I suck at puns, Susan so I’ll just say your Six brought a big ole smile to my face. Well done 😀

  12. The Atomic Mage 08/01/2021 / 1:34 am

    Ohm my gosh, Susan, that was excellent. Cleverly done. Still smiling 🙂

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/01/2021 / 8:37 am

      You made my morning with your comment! Smiles here too! Thanks. 😊🐸

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