Awakening

March 2, 2016 at 7:29 pm 35 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 March 2016

Sean Fallon
Photo Credit:Sean Fallon

Nathan worked so hard he hardly had time for his daughter. I’d make it up to her, he promised his wife.

One day, he went to work and found he didn’t have access anymore. Bruce met him at the gate. He was his supervisor.

Bruce led him to a room where he was told he had been terminated. Nathan never felt so unwanted like dead batteries in a jar.

Surprised, little Annie rushed to him when he arrived home early.

“Daddy!” she cried and gave him a big hug. It was then that Nathan realized how much she missed him.

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35 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carolyn Page  |  March 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    How poignant! We do have to ‘stop and smell the roses’ no matter what life brings. So much is missed, otherwise. Enjoyed, Thank You.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  March 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      carolyn:

      that’s very true, indeed. i couldn’t agree more.

      Reply
  • 3. gahlearner  |  March 3, 2016 at 6:37 am

    He’s learnt quickly what’s really important. I’m sure he’ll find another job, in the meantime he’ll love being with ihs daughter. Lovely story.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      gahlearner:

      i hope he does. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. lifeconfusions  |  March 3, 2016 at 7:39 am

    ooh this was such a fantastic take on the challenge Plaridel, you gave it a beautiful human touch ! Sometimes we miss the most simplest and important things right in front of us in pursuit of other things. Glad he realized it sooner than later! 🙂

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    • 6. plaridel  |  March 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      zee:

      thank you. that’s very kind of you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. FabricatingFiction  |  March 3, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Ahh very sweet in the end. Hope he’ll find a job with less hours.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  March 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      louise:

      as somebody said, all’s well that ends well. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. Sandra  |  March 3, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Nice take on the prompt.

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  March 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      sandra:

      thank you. it was a challenging prompt. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. wmqcolby  |  March 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

    There are priorities and then there are priorities. Nice, Plairidel! Good to read you again.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  March 3, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      wmqcolby:

      i fully agree. glad you stopped by. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  March 3, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Sometimes being terminated a work is the best that can happen… I hope this is the beginning of something beautiful

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    • 14. plaridel  |  March 3, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      björn:

      if anything, it helped recalibrate his life.

      Reply
  • 15. Dreamer of Dreams  |  March 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Oh, what a sweet, sweet story! I am glad his feeling of being like a bunch of dead batteries in a jar dissipated upon seeing his little girl. Now, he’s alive again, in the truest sense.
    Beautiful.

    Reply
  • 18. rgayer55  |  March 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    It’s amazing what it takes to wake some of us up to the really important things in life. In this case, losing his job was a blessing in disguise.

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    • 19. plaridel  |  March 4, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      russell:

      life can be full of surprises. 🙂

      Reply
  • 20. Amy Reese  |  March 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Some things have a working out when you least expect it. Something like this seems like it’s meant to be.

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    • 21. plaridel  |  March 4, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      amy:

      sometimes, we need to get knocked out first before we get back to our senses.

      Reply
  • 22. draliman  |  March 4, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Every cloud has a silver lining…

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    • 23. plaridel  |  March 4, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      draliman:

      that’s one way of looking at it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 24. Michael  |  March 4, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Loved, he was lucky.

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    • 25. plaridel  |  March 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      michael:

      he was, indeed.

      Reply
  • 26. liz young  |  March 4, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Let’s hope that when Nathan finds another job he remembers how precious his daughter is.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  March 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      liz:

      hope springs eternal. 🙂

      Reply
  • 28. rochellewisoff  |  March 5, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    There’s the old adage that no one lies on his deathbed wishing he’d worked more. well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 29. plaridel  |  March 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      rochelle:

      very true. 🙂

      Reply
  • 30. Dawn Quyle Landau  |  March 6, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Sometimes it takes a big nudge, to really get the most important lessons!

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    • 31. plaridel  |  March 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      dawn:

      as the saying goes, nothing is so bad that nothing good will come out it.

      Reply
  • 32. aliciajamtaas  |  March 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I love where you took this story. From “like dead batteries in a jar”
    to the love of his daughter.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  March 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      alicia:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 34. patriciaruthsusanve  |  March 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Heartwarming story, Plaridel. Let’s hope he learned a lesson. There will always be a job, but his daughter’s childhood will be fleeting.Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • 35. plaridel  |  March 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      suzanne:

      thank you for kind support as always. i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply

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