Thursday Inspiration — Spellbinding

Craig knocked on Elaine’s office door. “Come in,” Elaine said.

“Hey boss, I just finished conducting an in-depth interview with the Belinda, the applicant,” Craig said. “I carefully reviewed her resumé, gathered all of her pertinent information, and I give her my highest recommendation to manage the conversion of that large, empty room behind the old warehouse annex into a state-of-the-art data center.”

“Did she talk about her specific plans for the design, how she would go about it, and how long it would take?” Elaine asked.

“Not specifically,” Craig admitted, “but she said one of her strengths is improvising should any aspect of the project go awry.”

“Improvising!” Elaine said. “You’re joking, right?”

“No, not really,” Craig admitted. “You should meet her, Elaine. She’s absolutely spellbinding.”

“Craig, she must have cast a spell on you,” Elaine said, unable to hide her disdain. “We need an experienced data center project manager, not a witch. Now get your ass in gear and find me a qualified applicant or you’ll soon find yourself out on the streets needing a witch to cast her spell.”


Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is “witch.”Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (pertinent), The Daily Spur (recommendation), Ragtag Daily Prompt (empty room), Your Daily Word Prompt (annex), and Word of the Day Challenge (improvising). Top photo credit: Cottonbro at Pexels.com.

11 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration — Spellbinding

  1. Marleen October 29, 2020 / 12:38 pm

    Yes, spellbinding isn’t a qualifying characteristic (except, maybe, for salesmen/salespeople). There are people who think kinda the way Craig was going, though; they want to be “wowed” without reason.

    [Some (?most?) businesses would want their people to snow potential clients or customers. That doesn’t make it good.]

    {I have observed that someone who is quite capable in a work environment can think differently when it comes to matters at home. Somehow, such a one can be susceptible to almost any random con.}

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