Breakroom ~ #sunday-photo-fiction

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Robert entered the room and sat down with the other people already there. He was a slightly overweight man with high cholesterol and a father of two teenagers. His son Alex just scored a goal in Lacrosse when Robert suddenly blacked out. When he awoke, he was here. He was next to a young girl who looked up at him. “Hi, I’m Katie” she proclaimed, showing off an innocent smile. The door opened up and an elderly man who was sitting across from Robert stood up and shuffled out. “We won’t be here long, don’t  worry”  Katie whispered. “This is my fifth time here. People move quick”.  Robert was surprised at how maturely Katie spoke. He glanced around, seeing people of all different ages. What shocked Robert the most about being here was his complete relaxation. He felt no panic or desire to leave this room, despite what little he knew about it. The door opened up again and this time, Robert  heard a voice.  “Its time to return. Jacob Miller is entering the world and he is your next host.”  Robert stood up calmly, knowing it was his time to leave.

(200 words)

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Written for this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt from Donna McNichol. Photo credit: Arun Sharma on Unsplash.

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FOWC with Fandago ~ Slow it down #FOWC

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We had heard of the news of Phil not doing well

And now we are here to say our final farewell

Why must it be sadness that brings family so near?

My eulogy for him will really be about everyone here

I phrase it like that for how we live out our lives

All physically awake but often dead inside

Our daily speed is always set to go fast

Burning ourselves out with endless tasks

Slaving in jobs that drain our passion

Neglecting our health by staying in fashion

It takes the departure of one to make us realize

That our time in existing should be enjoying our lives

Our loved one lay here now able to live

Free of the burdens that this world made him give

I pray  we all leave today feeling reborn

Acknowledging ourselves worth slowing down for

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Written for Fandago’s FOWC prompt – News

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Twittering Tales – Ashes #Twitteringtales

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Security at the “Miniland” attraction were warned about today’s threat. They were to be on lookout for Robert Sym to carry out his previously denied request. Unfortunately, a rookie guard slacked off and Mr. Sym ran in dumping the ashes of his late Dad all over the park’s scale model of Seattle.

(300 characters)

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Written for Kat’s Twittering Tales Challenge prompt