Work for Life

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

Looking out through the window, I felt a desire to go out into the sun and admire the life that teemed in our garden. Time, however, was of the essence. I had chopped, boiled, stirred, sieved and blended the ingredients to form the perfect paste. The aroma had seeped into every space in the room, causing a heady sensation on the edge of my brain. The batch was almost ready and my contact would collect the jars within three hours. Soon my sought after product would be found on the streets of the city. Everyone wished to extend their life.

Would you want to extend your life?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)

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17 thoughts on “Work for Life

  1. Not sure when my life will end so can’t know if I need to go past my expiration date. If my number is up for today then yes, I’d like a good couple of decades more. Watch my grandchildren grow up.

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  2. You have captured a sense of urgency and concentration in your story. The sense of the narrator’s satisfaction comes across clearly through your metaphor of the smell in the kitchen (The aroma had seeped into every space in the room, causing a heady sensation on the edge of my brain.)

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