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Welcome to the 2017 Blogging A-to-Z Challenge! I’ll be blogging my way through the alphabet the entire month of April, taking a break on Sundays, for a total of 26 posts! This year I am writing short stories based on a word that starts with the letter of the alphabet. The 26 fictional stories are not related to one another. This is a chance for me to exercise my imagination and explore creative writing which I have not done since college. Learn more about the blogging challenge HERE!

The theme for today’s story is Minimum.

 “The bare minimum. A check in the box. Just enough to satisfy.” These were the words that would be on his family crest, if those were still a thing. He had lived his life giving just enough effort to survive. Why give more? What was the point? 

What Stan did not realize was this: giving a minimum effort only returns a minimum result. His mentality was an unfortunate one because despite his intelligence and quick wit he refused to live a full life. Instead, he opted for a life of ho-hum and boredom.

But, Stan was content with his mediocre life. And, who are others to judge? 

And with this post that makes thirteen down and 13 more to go! Thank you for reading my short story. What did you think? If you are here with the Blogging A-to-Z Challenge, please leave a comment below because I would love to check out your posts!

P.S. Check out my other short stories HERE!


8 thoughts on “Minimum

  1. Stewie Overseas says:

    Hey Halee! Good job on keeping up with the short stories. Are you enjoying it as well? I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award…though from your sidebar, I see you have already been nominated. No matter. You can do with it what you wish. Looking forward to reading the rest of your stories.

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