January 2, 2023, prompt: Write a story about a sabbatical in 99 words (no more, no less). Who needs one or has had one? What kind of tension could a rest create? Where can a break take your story? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
How To Take A Long Break – by Hugh W. Roberts
Some think I have one of the most straightforward jobs in the world. It may look like that, but I still need a sabbatical.
Some think my job is one of the toughest, so I deserve a sabbatical.
Rain, shine, blizzards or gales, I have to do my job. I pledged that I’d never let anyone down. Some think I have too many days off, but people need to learn what goes on behind closed doors.
What’s the best thing about my job? Tearing the date ‘December 24th’ off the calendar and starting my sabbatical for another 364 days.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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