50-Word Microfiction

The Same Old Thing

Mark Starlin


Joshua Olsen

Arthur was stuck in a rut. He hated working the night shift. He hated doing the same thing every night.

His old pal, Wilbur, saw him and said, “I heard you had a big scare last night.”

“Yup. I’ve had enough. I’m retiring.”

“Ghosts can’t retire.”

“Then I’ll fade away.”