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, February 22, 2013

Chapter 179

“We can’t just leave him,” Business Woman shouted.
“He’s gone, sister.  There’s nothing we can do for him,” said Commander Credit.
“Lift up this ladder and let’s go down there.”
“Can’t.  It’s sealed off.  Frozen.  Probably by an electro magnet or something,” the Commander said.
“So we abandon him?”
Commander Credit said nothing.
“What about Fair Wage,” asked Supply.  “Do we go on without him, too?  Without trying to help?”
There was a long moment in which none of them spoke.  Then Commander Credit said, “They’re both dead.  We press on.”
“We don’t know that,” said Supply.  “Fair Wage could be–”
“Torn in half,” said Commander Credit.  “From the inside out.”
“But he could–”
“No,” said Corporate Man.  “He’s dead.  Fair Wage is gone.”
“And Franklin?” asked Business Woman.
“I don’t think there’s anything we can do for him now,” said Corporate Man.  “Come on.  We should keep moving.”
He climbed the metal rung ladder up through the elevator’s ceiling and disappeared into the dark.