The Visit

He came unexpectedly in the night. The man who changed her life. She had been feeling bored with the routine, the day-to-day drudgery of her life. Every day was the same as the previous one – and every future day promised to be similar. Until he came.

The knock on her door was one like any other that she had heard. Rat-a-tat. She opened it thinking it was yet another salesman trying to make a living selling goods. She looked forward to passing the time in idle chit-chat. Maybe flirting a bit. Instead of a weary salesman, the man who stood before her wore a suit that bore the mark of quality and fitted his body to perfection. He flashed a government-looking card and requested to come in. Her boredom encouraged her to allow him in and offer one of the two chairs that filled her living space. His official air discouraged any form of chatter or flirtation.

The hour long explanation, interspersed with her questions, resulted in her agreement. Quickly she rummaged through her closet, finding those things that were most precious to her: memories of her mother and the unconditional love that she had received. Shouldering the duffel bag, she stood next to the messenger and looked at the rooms she was to leave behind. Not a trace of regret filled her mind. She was not sure where she was going and what her future would hold, but it would be more interesting than the life she had experienced for the last three years.

Would you change your life if an unexpected opportunity came by?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

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32 thoughts on “The Visit

  1. Wow — holy cow! I’m so full of questions about this girl!! 🙂 What an incredible question you pose as well Colline. Definitely getting me thinking as my Friday gets underway at school. Thanks for linking up, I found you from your link on the Five Minute Friday post.

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    1. I think I need to do that Scrappy – especially once I have polished and finished some stories. Even my girls are asking me to do this (they already have their favourites 🙂 )

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      1. That’s why I thought you don’t have to start all over again. When I do my It’s write easy on Fridays I save the writing in a file and it is easy to just take it out and edit it for a next time- or for when we have to put a small book together to publish ourselves!

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  2. Oh Wow! I love this story too! And I know what you mean by the day job getting in the way. My creative juices go Kaput at times…. Again just a terrific story and one that will get all your readers thinking for sure!

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  3. Sounds like quite an adventure ahead of her. If it’s what I want and it includes my little family, I would do it indeed. Great post and well written as usual Colline. 😀

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  4. This reminds me of a blogpost I composed on my first blog with wordpress. It was somewhat of a poem for my ex. 😀 It’s very similar. I felt like my days were monotonous, and so I also used the analogy of her knocking on my door changing my life routine. I even joked that I thought she was a solicitor. it really is something very similar with what you’ve written here which is so cool to think about becuase you truly are one of the best writers around. I would totally up to something even in a moment’s notice.

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliment Rommel. 🙂
      I can see you walking through the door with the stranger as your blogposts suggests someone who is adventurous and willing to try new things.

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  5. Exciting, thrilling read that has Colline’s signature all over it 🙂 Yes, I would gladly, happily change my life – not the people in it, but the job and probably the place too. Thank you, Colline 🙂

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