There’s the rub …

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Photo prompt courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

‘We did it. Thanks to you.’

‘And to the power of solidarity.’

‘Without you we’d still be slaves to the whims of self-serving masters, tossed on the scrapheap when our usefulness ended. Who’d have thought we’d find ourselves a union organiser after all these years? You’ve revolutionised our working conditions – sick leave, regular rest breaks, and more.’

‘I only wish I’d discovered you sooner. And I wish we’d held out for shorter working hours. But it’s a start. Now, for what you owe me …’

‘Sorry, only two wishes per customer now and you’ve just had yours. Rules are rules.’

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Another contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The other 100 word stories in response to this week’s photo prompt can be found here.