Potentially New Piece - Serious Authors
Apr. 8th, 2005
10:07 pm - Potentially New Piece
Hey, this is just something new that I just started working on. Feel free to tell me what you think of it.
“Let me get this straight: You just got up, told your boss you were quitting, and that’s that?!”
“Yeah, pretty much.”
J dropped onto more than she sat on the couch, starting at her friend in complete disbelief. B had always been the cautious, rational one of the two. If she could just up and quit her job without warning, then it had to have been 20 below in Hell right now.
“What about the bills?” j asked.
“Still have most of that huge bonus we got at Christmas. And it’s not like I can’t find another job right away.”
“So…what in God’s name are you gonna do in the mean time?!” J shouted.
B stopped for a second, thought the question over earnestly.
“Write,” she said.
“I’ll just say a prayer and start writing. It’s not like I haven’t been wanting the extra time.”
J was completely jawed and had to check to see that her jaw hadn’t actually hit the floor.
“Okay, did I just hear right? Now, instead of your usual, nine-to-five job with a steady paycheck you’re going to turn around and try to make it as a writer?!”
B found the reality of her choice starting to sink in. For a second, she wanted to reach for the phone and see if her boss would let her come back to work on Monday.
“Yes,” B said in her quiet, almost mousy little way.