Living in a Closet

August 16, 2017 at 9:40 am 41 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 August 2017

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
 
She said I lived in a closet. Outside of work, I had no life. And so when she and fellow nurses went on strike, I decided to get involved.

At the sign-up table, I heard a familiar voice.

“I haven’t seen you before,” she teased. “What floor do you work on?”

I turned around and saw this red-haired nurse with a smile that could light up the world.

“Actually, I don’t work here. I came to support your cause.”

“Very well then,” she said. “Take a placard and start marching.”

I smiled back and did just what I was told.

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41 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  August 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

    It’s good to get out and get involved – then things happen.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  August 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      iain:

      i agree totally. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Moon  |  August 16, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Great new beginning for him .
    Lovely story .

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    • 4. plaridel  |  August 16, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      moon:

      yes, he got the hint. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Joy Pixley  |  August 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Getting out of your closet of a life and into the world — what exciting things might happen next?

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    • 6. plaridel  |  August 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      joy:

      who knows? it’s a good start for new beginning. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Christine Goodnough  |  August 16, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    The red-headed nurse was the “she” of the first paragraph and just pretending she didn’t know him?
    It sounds like he’s marching to impress the nurse as much as to support the cause. Hope he succeeds.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  August 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      christine:

      she’s the same person. sorry, i didn’t make it clear enough. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. Kelvin M. Knight's blog  |  August 17, 2017 at 1:22 am

    The first line drew me in. What a delightfully different take on the prompt. Love and politics. a heady mixture for sure.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  August 17, 2017 at 11:25 am

      kevin:

      what a great comment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 11. draliman  |  August 17, 2017 at 4:57 am

    This could be start of a whole new life (and maybe love) for him 🙂

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    • 12. plaridel  |  August 17, 2017 at 11:26 am

      draliman:

      he’s keeping his fingers crossed. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. yarnspinnerr  |  August 17, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Ingenious take.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  August 17, 2017 at 11:27 am

      yarspinner:

      thank you much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 15. Alicia Jamtaas  |  August 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I see a little excitement for this man, just around the corner.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  August 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

      alicia:

      a new beginning awaits for sure. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Keith's Ramblings  |  August 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    …and they both lived happily ever after! Nice.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  August 19, 2017 at 11:17 am

      keith:

      he certainly hopes so. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. Varad  |  August 18, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Well, isn’t that exactly what she wanted? Looks like a win-win.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  August 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

      varad:

      exactly. you read her mind.

      Reply
  • 21. pennygadd51  |  August 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Good, fluent story-telling!

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    • 22. plaridel  |  August 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

      penny:

      it’s very generous of you. thanks much. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Indira  |  August 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Lovely, inspiring story.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  August 19, 2017 at 11:14 am

      indira:

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

      Reply
  • 25. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover  |  August 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Very creative take on the prompt. I like where this story is going.

    Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  August 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      cindy:

      i deeply appreciate your comment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 27. wmqcolby  |  August 20, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Hmmm. I’m torn by thinking that he has good intentions and wants to prove it or is just someone who amiably goes through life, not thinking about anything. Good, concise story, Plaridel. Nailed it.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  August 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      kent:

      i think he’s ready for a change. 🙂

      Reply
  • 30. granonine  |  August 20, 2017 at 8:29 am

    This is a great story. I’m glad he came out of that closet 🙂

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    • 31. plaridel  |  August 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      linda:

      it’s about time he goes out to breathe some fresh air. 🙂

      Reply
  • 32. Liz Young  |  August 20, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Out of the closet at last! Good take.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  August 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      liz:

      well, let’s give him our best wishes. 🙂

      Reply
  • 34. gravadee  |  August 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    well written

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    • 35. plaridel  |  August 21, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      merina:

      thank you. it’s very encouraging. 🙂

      Reply
  • 36. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  August 21, 2017 at 7:26 am

    This is what’s needed… go out and tell you what you think

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    • 37. plaridel  |  August 21, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      björn:

      i second the motion. 🙂

      Reply
  • 38. Dale  |  August 21, 2017 at 8:27 am

    It has to start somewhere…

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    • 39. plaridel  |  August 21, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      dale:

      the first step is always the hardest. 🙂

      Reply
      • 40. Dale  |  August 21, 2017 at 9:57 pm

        Truer words were never said 😁

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        • 41. plaridel  |  August 23, 2017 at 4:11 pm

          dale,

          glad you agree. 🙂

          Reply

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