Hat Trick (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

Carrot Ranch September 14 flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write about an amazing feat.

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“We’d like to offer you the position. “

Jane almost drops her phone. Emotions flood her bloodstream: relief,  amazement, gratitude – and a whole new nervousness.

She did it.  She beat out the younger, fresh-faced, idealistic, just-graduated twenty -somethings. It’s only a file clerk job, but it’s a start. It’s a paycheck.

“Oh, thank you!”

Her mind races over hygiene and wardrobe logistics. Shower at the gym. An outfit for each weekday at the thrift store. She should have just enough money. If she can keep anyone from finding out she’s homeless until she isn’t anymore, that will be the trick.

 

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Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

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