Friday, October 12, 2018

Room With A View - UYW

Standing at the window looking out over the parking lot I felt hopeless. Would I ever be released? I had been couped up in this room for 3 weeks.
Over on the next roof top I could see a pool and several kids running around. It looked like their mom was having a nap. Oh how I would love to dip my toes in that pool, even if only for a minute.
Turning I saw my new coffee plant needed some water. I sighed, didn't we all, in some form? Water, nourishment, substance for the body and soul.
Little did I know when I accepted the position of Creative Designer with the overseas organization that it would be both a gift and a curse. A gift and a wonderful one at that, living overseas with all expenses paid PLUS a salary, I mean it was a dream come true but then there was the curse. Had I realized when I accepted the position that I would be locked down in a resort/compound in the Middle East I definitely would have reconsidered saying yes so quickly.
I missed my family. I missed my friends but most of all I missed my freedom. Oh I could leave but only with a guard and still I was confined to the compound. Now granted, it was massive and had everything you could want or imagine, except for freedom. I could not leave these walls or go near the gates that were heavily armed with guards, tanks and who knew what else.
My room had a view and a lovely one but it was oh so lonely too. Walking over to the couch and sitting down I picked up the contract. A courier had dropped off my new contract this morning. I still could not believe it, picking it up and seeing that number! WOW, it had not changed since I read it earlier. THREE MILLION dollars to stay another year!! Could I do it? Should I do it? My head hurt, reaching for my cell I hit speed dial as I remembered the time difference I hoped he wouldn't be upset for this ungodly hour with his phone ringing.
"uh hhello?"
"Hey, I know it's a crazy hour to be calling you but I just needed to hear your voice." I waited, hearing him take a breath I knew he was rubbing his face and trying to wake up.
"Okay, hey baby, what's going on? Talk to me." As a smile spread across my face, just hearing his voice gave me strength.
"They dropped off a new contract today. You're not going to believe this!"

Your words are:
gift ~ hopeless ~ dip ~ plant ~ organization 

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
I’m using:               
They were submitted by:   

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Baking In A Tornado            
On the Border                      
The Bergham Chronicles                
The Blogging 911                      


  1. Love the way you spun this story, now I need to hear more.

  2. That would be a very hard choice! Three million is a lot of money. Great story is it fact or fiction?


Any inappropriate messages or comments will be deleted.