Decision Time

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 works or less. My story follows the picture prompt below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

His thirty day leave of absence expired tomorrow. He either had to return to his current position or resign. He had his signed resignation letter ready to mail. A decision had to be made. It helped being single with no family to support.

The serape felt comfortable, not like the boring three piece suite he was required to wear in his current job. Too hot here and too cold there.

One more year and he made partner. Here,in his unfurnished apartment with the cockroaches dropping from the ceiling, was his latest unfinished manuscript. To mail or not to mail.

17 thoughts on “Decision Time

  1. GHLearner July 19, 2022 / 4:33 am

    I couldn’t live like that. But since he can, I think his dedication to his writing may be so much more passionate than mine is. If this is so deep that he can’t do with less, then he should mail the resignation. If not, find a way to do both. Great story!

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  2. msjadeli July 15, 2022 / 7:13 pm

    It’s your life. Do as you will. I like how you ended the story.

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  3. Bill July 15, 2022 / 12:42 am

    Well done, Danny. Here is my answer in a poem.

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  4. Dale July 14, 2022 / 2:10 pm

    Mail it…. and go back to work until he becomes the rich and famous he is dreaming of becomes true… or not.

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  5. rochellewisoff July 14, 2022 / 1:24 pm

    Dear Danny,

    Cockroaches dropping from the ceiling? No thanks. Keep the job and write part time. 😉



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  6. granonine July 14, 2022 / 8:13 am

    The cockroaches dropping from the ceiling would be a deal-breaker for me!

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  7. neilmacdon July 13, 2022 / 8:37 pm

    He may want to ask for advice about whether his manuscript is any good

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