The unplanned sabbatical is finished at Carrot Ranch and once again Charli is treating us to beautiful posts and interesting 99-word challenges that she will post as a collection the following Wednesday. The Saddle Up Saloon, manned by Kid & Pal, remained open while Charli worked on her technological issues and you can always go to the Cowsino there for an other writing prompt.
The January 2, 2022 story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a sabbatical. Who needs one or has had one? What kind of tension could a rest create? Where can a break take your story? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by January 7 using the form at Carrot Ranch.
Remotely Working, by D. Avery
Finally, he lifted his head up from his phone, saw the suitcase.
“We’re going on vacation?”
“No. I am going on sabbatical.”
“That job gives sabbaticals?”
“No. I’ll continue to work remotely.”
“Then how is it a sabbatical?”
“I’m taking a break from you. From our marriage. It’s way too much work for me lately.”
“You? What about me, I do plenty around here. And why didn’t you tell me you were going somewhere?”
She held in a sigh. “I have told you, many times.”
“Must not have heard you,” and he went back to his phone.