Friday Fictioneers — A Ground Floor Opportunity

img_1038Amanda called over to her shift supervisor. “Who’s gonna dust them things?” she asked, pointing to the decorative fixtures hanging from the high ceiling.

“Don’t worry about it, Amanda,” Henry said. “The property management company has a special crew they bring in every month to clean them. They have special equipment they use to vacuum those fixtures.”

Well, I’m new here, you know,” Amanda said, “but I’ll be damned if you’re gonna get me up there to dust those damn things. I get dizzy at heights.”

“No worries, Amanda,” Henry said. “You will definitely be staying on the ground floor.”

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Dale Rogerson.

13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — A Ground Floor Opportunity

  1. Dale April 6, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I was thinking the same thing… no hopes of her moving “up” in this company…

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  2. Sight11 April 6, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    I think she understands her needs. She’s smart maybe I’m the only one who seem to see her differently.

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  3. jillyfunnell April 8, 2018 / 6:17 am

    I am with Amanda in a way but I think she should fake a bit of positivity or she might find herself on the ground floor of life. Or worse still, the basement. Very clever the way you got her negativity in straight away. I could almost see the slouching posture and the curl of the insolent unwilling lip.And a brilliant last line too.

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    • Fandango April 8, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Thanks. I appreciate you kind words.


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