Friday Fictioneers — The Last Straw

80071EF1-07BB-4FEA-B6C7-11F1BAF5A58AJoel glanced up at the electronic display that showed the status of all outbound flights. His flight home was delayed by at least two more hours. That meant that the kids, and maybe even his wife, would be asleep by the time he got home.

Joel’s job paid very well, but he’d grown tired of spending more time in airports and on airplanes than he did at home with his family. He was sick of spending more nights in hotel beds than in his own bed.

When he saw that his flight home was canceled, that was the last straw.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit goes to Rochelle.

9 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Last Straw

  1. Marleen June 21, 2019 / 9:44 am

    Is he going to just quit? Or is he finding a new job or way to make a living first? Or will he seek a different, non-traveling, position at the same firm?

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    • Marleen June 21, 2019 / 9:46 am

      Or is he going to be a house dad?

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    • Fandango June 21, 2019 / 11:34 am

      I don’t know. I’ll ask him next time I see him. 😉


      • Marleen June 21, 2019 / 12:28 pm


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  2. gahlearner June 25, 2019 / 4:30 am

    Time to quit I think. Time is precious, too, not only money.

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