Beam Me Up, Somebody

Bourbon lowball and bottleThe 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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23 thoughts on “Beam Me Up, Somebody

  1. I think many people thought it would be kind of fun to work from home and bake bread and take up new hobbies. Then the second week of quarantine happened and it stopped being so fun. We are social animals, aren’t we, even as we might complain about it? Terrific 6!

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  2. This is very real. I think I knew that guy…oh, and every office had its nail clippperer person…oh dear.
    Great six. I could see, feel, and hear it.

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  3. You captured it well, but hey, who else misses that person who wanders from cube to cube taking everyone off task with small talk?

    BTW: Bars are closed but Total Wine and More tastings are still going strong. Go figure.

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  4. and yet, surely there is opportunity in the deprivation… (I can’t be the only one thinking, ‘damn, gots to work on my formal business letter chops… more sight than sound these days)

    fun (and thoughtful) Six!

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