The task? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is “Beam”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Stories Link
It had been a very long day, in fact it had been a very long and stressful day, and what’s more, it had been a very long and stressful month. When he thought about it, the entire year had been like that: non-stop work, no boundaries.
He realized, with dull surprise, he was missing the backdrop of multiple keyboards clicking, co-workers watching cute cat videos on Youtube, the juicy details of personal phone calls overheard, the smack of mouths licking greasy fingers during working lunches, and even the snik-snik-snik of that one woman who clipped her nails in her cubicle.
And with another, more intense wave of the virus rolling through after the holidays, it didn’t look like they’d be going back to an in-person workplace any time soon.
He poured a bit more Jim Beam into the lowball glass, took a swig, and grimaced at the sweet bourbon bite, noticing that the bottle was draining a bit more quickly than it had, say, six months ago,
He smiled at the thought that tomorrow he could mask up and see the familiar folks at the liquor store.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)
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PROMPT WORD: BEAM