Writing Prompt: Disappointment and Computer

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Disappointment and Computer

Waking up with a start, I quickly fumbled for my phone. I was convinced that I was late. Just the thing I needed to start my day. I finally found the phone and discovered that I was not late at all. In fact, I was up an hour earlier than I needed to be. With a groan, I laid back down attempting to get back to sleep. After fifteen minutes, I finally gave sleep up for a lost cause. 

Making my way down to the kitchen, I decided to utilize the extra time by making my favorite breakfast that I rarely get to enjoy. Once I was finished cooking, I grabbed my ereader and read while I enjoyed my breakfast. Once I was done eating, I finished the chapter and went ahead and did the dishes.

Once the dishes were done, it was officially time to start my day. I wasn’t looking forward to it today. I shuffled to my office and turned my computer on. While it was booting up, I made sure that I had everything I needed at the desk and my to do list in front of me. I am my own boss and make my own schedule, but that doesn’t mean I am able to sit around and do nothing. I work hard, but I at least get to enjoy what I do.

Once the computer had finally booted up, I was hit with disappointment. The project request that I had submitted to a company I desperately wanted to work for was rejected. I guess a part of me knew it was going to happen. I was just hoping that I had shown that I would be willing to go above and beyond and they would approve me despite my lack of experience. 

I decided to shrug it off and start working on the list I needed to do for the day. First thing first, I reached out to my partner to check in. She was a great worker, but she tended to work later in the day than me. Hearing from her early in the morning would be a long shot. Stranger things have happened though. For the most part, we had a system that worked. She worked in her hour frame most days and had a few people on her team, and I worked on mine with my team.

Absorbing myself in my work, I lost all track of time. My stomach growling alerted me that I had been working for six hours without a break. I quickly saved my work and made my way to the kitchen to fix myself a salad to eat. I had finished over half of my list for the day so I decided to stretch my lunch break to an hour so I could read as I ate. My book was getting to a really good point. I wanted to push through it. I also didn’t want it to end. It’s a normal struggle I face with most books.

I once wanted to be an author. I wanted to put out books that would delight the readers as much as the books I’ve read delighted me. I even did research on it all and observed authors I followed. I quickly discovered that it wasn’t the career path for me. Most authors have to spend most of their time promoting their books and they lose the reading time they once had. I couldn’t do that. Reading is my life. My passion. If I could get paid to read, I’d read every waking moment. 

I finished a couple chapters before my lunch hour was over. With a sigh, I returned to my office. I was surprised to find I had gotten six emails in my work email while I was stepped away. One of them was from the CEO of the company I had submitted my project request to. I opened the email and was shocked to find a counter offer to my proposal. They liked my idea but they wanted to give it another spin. They also wanted somebody in their company to share leadership on the project with me.

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