What Lies Beneath (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

Every week, Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch hosts the Congress of Rough Writers flash fiction challenge. This week’s prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a honeymoon story.

“And after ninety days we offer health insurance, dental and vision, along with Aflac, HSA, and a 401(k) with 3% matching.”

State-of-the-art technology, nice offices overlooking the river, attractive furniture and art on the walls. Coffee right in the building, restaurants nearby. A good, busy workload.

She’d thought she’d landed in heaven. Did it get any better?

Well, she sure couldn’t see how it could have turned out worse, Jane reflected. The job from hell.

At least ending up unemployed and homeless had helped her lose the weight she’d packed on, soothing her anxiety with lattes and muffins.



Fun flashes from other writers are at the link above.



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.

4 thoughts on “What Lies Beneath (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)”

      1. More like, as a writer you are in tune to life more than others.

        An interesting thought… With all the talk of “jobs, jobs, job” I’ve not heard any one addressing job security. It’s seems harder for a certain age to get out stay hired, beyond 40.

        I’m sending you good vibes and hope something unexpectedly good comes your way. Like a book deal!

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