The Derby Telegraph invites readers to submit short stories. Here is a piece by Philip Neale (pen name - Neal James), titled: 'How loyal George plotted his revenge'
"Bank worker George Parkinson was sidelined into an area which his bosses said 'best suited his abilities'."
GEORGE Parkinson had worked at the bank for nearly 20 years and had risen through the ranks by a combination of sheer hard work and a flair for information technology.
He had been instrumental in setting up all of the financial systems, and the computer networking, throughout the UK.
Now they had sidelined him into an area which they felt "best suited his abilities".
What that had meant in practice was that his new boss's son needed a job and George had become the target. The lad had come through university, had a degree and clearly knew his stuff, of that there was no doubt, but George had the bank's name etched into him – it was his reason for getting up in the morning...