Five Sentence Fiction- Vacation

Hi Guys- to the FSF crew….I realise that I wrote to the word prompt Vacation, when FReeDom is now the word of choice.

Well, upon reading the short story below….the character is longing for freedom….but each day seems to imply it is a long way off.

The very word irritated her: vacation.

It’s eight letters, each one representing the number of years it had been since her last holiday.

Eight years of office drudgery; endless meetings, deadlines, paperwork, phone calls and emails – it all fell under the same category ‘urgent’.

The frantic pace of office life made it seem impossible to stop, reflect,reassess…..she just kept going, with no certainty of an end in sight.

It was a word made up of only eight letters, but it irritated her to no end.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lizzie Koch (@Lizzie_Koch)
    May 05, 2014 @ 07:48:58

    I think your story works for freedom very well! I can relate to this soooo well having gone 9 years without a holiday un until last year. Now it’ll be another 9 years lol. You got across the day to day monotony very well. xx


  2. Robin Leigh Morgan
    May 05, 2014 @ 11:33:15

    However they’re only a TEASE.
    For once one is over, it’s back to the old grind until the next one comes along.
    RETIREMENT is the only REAL VACATION and the old grind is GONE FOREVER.
    That’s true except for people like me
    Who’ve turned to writing novels as a SECOND CAREER.
    It’s DEFINITELY a grind again.
    EXCEPT it is one we’ve created for ourselves
    For we love doing it since it not being FORCED upon us.

    Robin Leigh Morgan – YA Paranormal Romance Author
    “I Kissed a Ghost”


    • Catch Up With A Mate
      May 06, 2014 @ 00:49:02

      Very nicely put Robin. I admire that you have chosen a career path that is also a passion, something you love….the concept of work seemlingly does not exist! Congratulations!


      • Robin Leigh Morgan
        May 06, 2014 @ 01:46:25

        THANKS for the compliment MATE. I’d like to invite YOU and
        ALL of YOUR READERS to check out my latest Weekly Status
        Report on my blog to read about what I’m currently doing regarding
        all of my writing endeavors.

        Have a GREAT WEEK !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Lisa Shambrook
    May 05, 2014 @ 21:49:12

    It’s difficult to have a true holiday in these days of economic austerity, so I get her frustration!


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