"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Friday, January 3, 2014

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Moments

Welcome to Friday and the first edition of Five Sentence Fiction for 2014. This week's prompt is moments. If you'd like to learn more about Five Sentence Fiction, or give it a try yourself, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. Enjoy!

The receptionist was yammering on again, complaining loudly to no one in particular that her computer wasn't working again. No one felt like telling her that it wasn't the computer that had the problem. My boss was talking loudly on the phone, threatening another vendor that incompetence would not be tolerated. I looked dismally at the pile of work still sitting untouched on my desk, the same work I plodded through day after day. It was moments like these that made me bring up job sites on my computer.

Okay, this isn't my most upbeat piece (and I swear it has nothing to do with me having to go back to work on Monday), but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless. If you did, please let me know in the comments below, and if you really enjoyed it, I hope you'll follow this blog and come find me on twitter @MelanieKCole. If you're still hungry for more Five Sentence Fiction, just check out the links below. Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. I know how frustrated the reception must have felt in her current job. How many of us have shared the same frustrations? However, if we actually sit down to quietly think about our current job situation, how many finally realize it might be much worse someplace else.

    Thought provoking !!!

    I like it. !!!

  2. I've had many a moment of wishing for another job and I love my job but some days . . . .you convey this so well. I've missed reading your pieces Melanie and sorry I haven't been around on the 5SF circuit recently. xxxx


    1. I've missed you too! Glad to see you're back!

  3. I can relate! Really. Just don't tell my boss.

    Nicely done and very believable.

  4. I think we can all relate, especially after coming back to work from the Christmas break!