Short Story: A Day Off Cut Short

For the first time in months, she was free!

Most people would plan something for their day off, even if it was a lazy movie marathon at home. Not her. She had spent way too much time on her feet. For her hard earned holiday, she wasn’t getting out of bed unless she had to.

At ten in the morning, her phone rang.

The other end was so noisy she could barely hear her manager say, “I’m so sorry. I know you took the day off but we’re swamped. Can you come in today?”

She could say no, but she knew with the pandemic how much the café needed the business to be able to keep her and her fellow co-workers on the payroll. Swallowing her disappointment, she said, “Sure. I’m on my way.”


Genre: slice of life

Camp NaNoWriMo short story count: 6/31

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