Office Romance – Carrot Ranch

Artwork by Phil Burns

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “changes in the office”.

Click here to hear the author read his words:

Office Romance

Please, sweetheart, I say, I really need to finish this.
Susie doesn’t respond, she just stares sullenly.
If I don’t get this done, we don’t eat, I say, bashing keys.
I wave a vague arm.
How do you think we can afford all this, I ask.
She doesn’t reply.
I really hate it when you give me the silent treatment, I say.
If I don’t do it now I’ll have to work the weekend, I say, and that kills our quality time together.
Her eyes speak volumes.
Oh, okay, I say, getting up, let’s go.
Her tail wags.

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16 Responses to Office Romance – Carrot Ranch

  1. Great twist at the end! Really enjoyable story 🙂


  2. LOL! You had me right up until the last three word 🙂 Sounds like a not too bad way to office.


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  4. Charli Mills says:

    I frequently have a similar conversation! I love the anticipation that Susie was a partner.


  5. Lindsey says:

    Love this touching and light hearted piece of writing.


  6. Eyes that crumble the strongest of wills. What’s a little impromptu quality time? Surely better than all the extra remote work that’s been done. Fabulous piece.


  7. Liz H says:

    That’s the best kind of office romance to have!


  8. Doggone sweet, this one is.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. jenne49 says:

    Oh, you had me there!
    Love it.
    And the smile in your voice at the end of the reading just adds to the cheeky twist.


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