Waiting for the Right Wind

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PHOTO PROMPT © Jilly Funell

What a day!

Liz walked down to the park, hoping that moving would help relieve some of the stress.

Freaking Mr. Nesbit must think she could work 20 hours a day!  And Ms. Effin-Jones was no better.

Her cell rang so she sat in the first bench available, one looking at that ugly tower.

More good news.  The repair bill would be more than two weeks take home.  Great!

She sat back and took in her environment.

She felt as rooted to the city as that massive building.  What she would give to be able to spread her sails and leave!

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Word count = 100

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58 thoughts on “Waiting for the Right Wind

  1. notestowomen

    You can literally feel her frustration and sympathize. It’s tough being stuck in a rut, feeling overworked and under appreciated. I hope that one day she would “spread her sails and leave.” Great take on the prompt, Trent :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Geographical cures don’t always work. But then, a lot of us did get a second start on life when things didn’t work out. Occasionally a person needs to see that they are going nowhere and make a new start (after paying off ll of the bills, of course ;) ).

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  2. jillyfunnell

    She reminds me of myself thirty years ago, sitting in my car contemplating a dental bill when I was already well overdrawn at the bank. But soon I did sail away. And you are absolutely right, it’s the first step that is the hardest and finding that route out is absolutely the best.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m glad you took that step, set sail and found your route out. I did change locations and situations a few times as a 20-something, but I was never too tied down, so it was relatively easy to leave.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, the lack of cash prompting the wish for a new start is a real thing, but often the lack of cash is one of the main reasons those new starts don’t always come about the way we all would wish ;) Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! They say that with a short story it is far better to leave the reader wanting more than thinking that it was too long. I think this is even more true with 100 word flash fiction ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, a very bad day. It is a time of her life where she seems to be in a downward spiral, never ending, something always happening. She’s in a bad rut and can’t get unstuck. Cities can be very impersonal.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! Hopefully she will take the leap and have a new beginning. Of course you are one to know about taking that leap for a new beginning! I’m glad Las Vegas is working out so well for you.

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