Adam’s first thought was that he was losing his job, but none of the other names referred to people who worked for Zebb & Fischer. What did this word “Dismissals” mean? and why was his name on the list and who were these other people? Adam wondered, perplexed.
He closed the folder, unlocked the desk drawer, slipped in the folder and closed and locked the drawer. Then he got up to go. He didn’t see the woman who had brought him the folder. In fact there was no one in the office. It seemed everyone had gone for the day.
On the way home, as he was walking down a side street, a small dog came out of nowhere to cross the street. Just at that moment a black car came rushing down the street and hit the dog. The dog yelped and was thrown several feet. The car didn’t stop.
Adam watched as the dog painfully made it up to the curb dragging one bleeding leg behind him. As Adam approached the dog it whined and looked up at him with a pitiful expression.
He stopped, reached down and picked up the dog to take him to a vet, if he could find one. The dog licked his face and then struggled to get down. Adam put the dog down and it ran off completely healed. No blood, no broken leg.
Adam looked at his hands.
(To be continued.)