Heavy Is The Head


Image by ShawnCoss“Hey Hank, you know that guy I told you about?” Larry asked.

“What guy?” asked Hank, finishing up his beer.

“You know,” Larry said. “The guy Smitty at my company who was promoted to unit chief in 2015.”

Hank got the attention of the bartender and gestured for him to bring two more beers. “Not really.”

“Sure you remember me telling you about him,” Larry declared. “After he got promoted he was walking around acting all high and mighty. I know I told you about him, Hank.”

“I dunno, maybe.”

“Yeah,” said Larry. “He’s the asshole who said, ‘heavy is the head that wears the crown’ the last time he gave me my performance review a few months back.”

“Oh that jerk,” Hank acknowledged. “So what about him?”

“The auditors were reviewing each unit’s revenues and expenses,” Larry explained, “and when they got to Smitty’s unit something was amiss. Turns out he was cooking the books.”

“Wow,” said Hank.

“Yeah, wow,” agreed Larry. “Now Smitty’s going to fucking prison.”

“No shit,” said Hank, chugging down the rest of his beer. “How the mighty have fallen.”

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “mighty.”


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