An 80-hour week followed a 60-hour week which followed a 50-hour week – all a result of nine months of dedicated preparation. We ate, drank, and slept grant applications – with all the coffee, snacks, and bad jokes we needed to keep up with the frenzied pace of finalizing the eight projects. Being ahead of schedule was only a reprieve until we began examining each page of 24 five-inch binders to be absolutely confident of absolute accuracy – reading, cross-referencing, and verifying or reprinting. With the deadline met it’s now time for peace and pretty pictures (until next year starts on Monday).
99 words. Feedback appreciated. Another piece of non-fiction inspired by work. Thankfully the insanity of application season has passed with the deadline. Now I get to address the myriad of things I’ve managed to successfully ignore for the past three weeks.
What story comes to mind when you see that picture? Join in! Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count.
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