“Tick Tick Tick” • Written and Narrated by Rob Dircks

“Tick Tick Tick” • Written and Narrated by Rob Dircks

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Hey Rob here. So last week I got a tick on me, and of course I freaked out, and did the whole doctor thing, they have to check your blood, check the tick, etc. And I started thinking: here’s this tiny little thing, hardly even there, and it can bring you to your knees. What if it went even farther? This one veers into sci-fi horror, so I apologize in advance if you have any tick nightmares. Enjoy!

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“Tick Tick Tick”

Written and narrated by Rob Dircks

Zero Hours

Jesus Christ, Bill, calm down. You got this. In forty-eight hours you’ll be signing on the biggest client Taylor & Burke has ever landed, and they’ll be adding your name to the door: Taylor, Burke, & Brown. You just have to get through the presentation. Yes, the client threw a giant monkey wrench into the deal with that bankruptcy we didn’t know about, but two days is a long time. You’ve reworked bigger deals in less time. Actually, that’s not true. This is the biggest deal you’ve ever worked on, and if you don’t figure out a win-win, Taylor will cancel the order for the new door sign, and Burke will personally kick you out the back door, and you’ll die in disgrace, without enough money to even carve your name into the gravestone. Dammit, Bill, cut the shit. It’s going to be fine. Just finish doing your business, pull up your pants, and get through the next forty-eight hou-

Huh? What’s that?

On my butt.

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3 Responses

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  2. Janet Lane
    | Reply

    Wicked story, Rob! Truthfully–I had a nightmare about ticks last night and, today, I found this story in my inbox. Perfect timing!

    • Rob Dircks
      | Reply

      Oooohhhh…creepy coincidence! Glad you liked it, Janet!

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