A Sedentary Life

This for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge.


Image copyright: Renee Heath

You’ve got to be patient in this job. There’s a lot of hanging about – not much action. In fact very rarely are my talents called on. It’s what I would call a sedentary life, this.

You ask about my interests? You suppose this is great for people-watching, that I get to see the world go by? You suppose that I witness all sorts of goings-on like a woman who exchanges her son for a sugar-plum fairy?

Hmmm. I guess there’s something in that. Sometimes

I belong to a workers’ union. Our motto? “They also serve who only stand and wait.”

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13 Responses to A Sedentary Life

  1. Oh yes the fire hydrant’s POV… I got it immediately (maybe because it was one of the options I considered)

  2. This went over my head until the comments. My bad, I don’t think you had my fullk attention; its lunch time 😉

  3. bennitheblog says:

    I really liked your chosen point of view. I found myself hoping that the hydrant gets some action soon, even if it’s only children playing in the summer in a geyser of water…

  4. vb holmes says:

    Traded her son in for a sugar plum fairy? Oh my….

  5. Dear Patrick,

    Would I be correct in assuming this is the fire hydrant? Sedentary indeed.



  6. summerstommy2 says:

    Good one Patrick enjoyed the story.

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