Corporate Man is called in to investigate reports of vile, unethical business practices at Great American Business Company. What he finds there just might destroy him (except we all know the ending to The Tragic Death of Corporate Man so it should be fairly obvious that it can't really destroy him, though it can come close).

Enslaved by the Bonus Whores is an all new Corporate Man Adventure Serial. Chapters will post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

After nearly a decade of imprisonment, Corporate Man returns to find the economy in ruins and his deadliest enemies in control of all but a fraction of society's wealth. He embarks upon a quest to set right the wrongs of the business world; a task that will ultimately destroy him.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Chapter 113

He should have chessboard up here.  Something symbolic like that; borderline metaphoric.  With huge gothic pieces made of obsidian and quartz.  At present, the obsidian pieces should have taken many of the quartz crystals.  Not so many as to look unbalanced though.  It should appear as though white still had a chance to overcome the black forces.  They wouldn’t, of course, but a glimmer of hope for that possible victory must be present or else why continue to play the game?
Yes, ivory.  Not quartz.  Fashioned from the tusks of endangered elephants.  How’s that for symbolic?
The Big Bossman turned from his triangular office window and strode to the desk.  He pressed a button.  It blinked red a few times and then glowed continuously.
“One chessboard.  Large.  Etched titanium.  Kings nine inches tall.  Obsidian.  Ivory from endangered elephants.”
He pressed the button again and the red glow faded.  He walked back toward the window, paused, and then returned to his desk and pressed the red button again.
“Book.  Audio version.  Performed by someone British.  Subject: chess strategies and tactics.”