Tiny Stories: Contract Renegotiations

Popular belief has it that the universe is comprised of atoms. In reality, the universe is actually made up of…

Esmee Fernsby took an interest in law from an early age, could stand her ground in an argument, was thorough in her research and work, and excelled in the written word, as well as spoken. So, who better to represent her contract renegotiations than herself?

She explored loopholes, sited rulings on previous cases which supported her argument, tried every single trick in her legal law repertoire, and her closing argument was concise, on point and strong.

The devil gave Esmee a slow clap for her brilliant performance before letting out a slow breath and saying, “The rules you originally agreed to are very clear and inflexible. You made a deal for and were granted beauty, health, and success in exchange for your firstborn. The fact that you never anticipated having a child and growing attached to it is not my concern.”

“Can I at least have my daughter through college? After all, what does a few years matter to the likes of one such as yourself?”

Esmee was also not one to accept defeat easily and if the Devil agreed, she would plot out a course for a profession with the longest schooling possible. This, of course, would give her a chance to rethink her strategy and work out a better defense in the future.

4 responses to “Tiny Stories: Contract Renegotiations

  1. I was going to say brilliant plan but the reality is there are plans that you have for your children and the plans they have for themselves and sometimes those twains do not meet, especially going to college for the longest degree in existence. Good luck with that!

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  2. Ahh! Clever Esmee. She’s going to make it one way or the other.
    And the Devil better be ready to burn in the fires of regret.
    Never trust a woman with a fierce agenda.
    It’s likely she’ll be ditching many in her personal pursuit of happiness.
    Wonderful writing! 🙂

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