I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
I have been absent too long from Carrot Ranch’s weekly 99-word flash fiction challenges. They always pep me up with a boost of creative energy! So even though I have so much going on right now–such as, this is the last week of an online summer course I’ve been taking, and I still have two papers to write for it (aha, I just realized that this is actually a procrastination post!)–I took a minute to write up something for this week’s challenge on the theme of offices, just for that little emotional boost. I highly recommend trying it!
My little flash is adapted straight from my real life (because that just takes less time!), including the details about one of the novels I’m gradually working on. The only things I changed were my name and the name of the place where I work. 🙂
Where Her Heart Is
The phone rings and jolts Kaitlyn back into her office. She had been flying over mountaintops with her heroine, searching for signs of the evil sorcerer, as her pen flew over the pages of her notebook. But now her novel will have to wait—again.
“Straight Bar Insurance, Kaitlyn speaking, how can I help you?” she says, quelling a sigh.
It’s a young man calling to get a quote on a new auto insurance policy. Kaitlyn musters up a professional, friendly tone and goes through the motions of providing the quote.
Meanwhile, her heart is still hunting the sorcerer.