‘Being on the bench’ (Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers)


“From today, you are on the bench.” ,the manager informed Sheila. 

Sheila is working in a consulting firm.  ‘Being on the bench’ means she wouldn’t have work for a few weeks. She would be still paid but she may get laid-off at any moment since she is not working on any project. Already she was waiting for a lot of stuff to happen in her life and this news that she has to wait for work made her sick. She was waiting to inform her parents about her boyfriend. She was waiting to get a better job. She was waiting to write a book. In fact, she was waiting for a perfect time to start working on all these.  Today, as she sat on the lonely bench in the office campus, she made up her mind to take control of her life instead of waiting for life to happen to her. She prioritized her list – ‘ 1. New Job 2. Love 3. Book’ and determined to tackle them one by one.


Copyright © 2016 Written by Jahnavi Chintakunta ~ All rights reserved

P.S. This post is written in response to the FFfAW challenge.Thank you Priceless Joy for hosting the challenge, and thank you Ady for providing the photo.

Click on the picture below to know the details about this challenge.



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