Bread and Butter

Sarah stared up at the blimp.  It floated gracefully across the blue sky and through the clouds.  How did you get such a job?  When do you realize you want to drive a blimp for your career?  What did the driver’s parents think? 

Sarah had always played it safe.  She had wanted to be a dancer.  A tap dancer.  Her parents always told her to get a “bread and butter job.”  Dancing was a fun hobby, not a way to make a living.  Now Sarah works in Human Resources.  She manages health claims and does nothing to prevent her dreams from disappearing into the clouds.

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Okay Fictioneers – Did I catch you by surprise?  I wrote a whopping 100 words!

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This story is part of Friday Fictioneers, organized by Madison Woods.  Please make sure you read her story along with all the other Fictioneer stories.  They can be found here: http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/vertigo/ in the comments section.

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42 comments
    • Janet said:

      Wow. I can’t even imagine what that would be like.

  1. Excellent! and I’ve always envied people who have unusual jobs!

    • Janet said:

      Me too. Some of the jobs out there are so unusual and interesting.

    • Janet said:

      That’s a nice way of puttig it. Although she needs to take charge of her own life.

  2. TheOthers1 said:

    I feel this way sometimes. Not pursuing my dreams to the fullest because of fear and others’ opinions. Stifling.

    • Janet said:

      I think we all do at sometimes but at what point do you just do what you want and not worry about the opinions of others? I think if you don’t, it’ll drive you crazy.

  3. Nice, slightly abstract, demonstration of longing. Well done.

  4. Oh dear, a sad story, but prettily told. Exactly the opposite of Craig’s, where the children are saved by imagaination. I hate that our dreams are destroyed by real life. Try not to let that happen!
    Yours,
    Laura
    at: http://fictionvictimtoo.blogspot.com

    • Janet said:

      I think it’s a good lesson to learn because if you don’t pursue your dreams you are often left filled with bitterness or emptiness. bitter.

    • Janet said:

      Yes, I believe that too.

    • Janet said:

      It’s funny. The older I get the more chances I”m willing to take to pursue my dreams.

      • That’s so good. So many get gun shy. You go girl!

    • Janet said:

      You’re right. Sometimes the easy way is not the best way.

    • Janet said:

      My mother always used that term, “You need a bread and butter job.”

      • Nifti said:

        I can tell you, bread and butter jobs are the best! Especially if they pay well too. But usually, they don’t 😦

    • Janet said:

      Thanks Elena. Glad you liked it.

    • Janet said:

      I hope it is a lesson I can use as a parent – kids, don’t be afraid to pursue your dreams.

    • Janet said:

      Yes, but she needs to take some responsibily herself. She can change if she wants.

    • Janet said:

      Yes, and one I plan to teach to my kids – follow your dreams.

    • Janet said:

      Yes, if you don’t at least try you are left feeling empty.

  5. Linda said:

    There is only one thing to do when you have a dream and that is to follow it – no matter what it takes 🙂

    • Janet said:

      Never thought of it that way. I like it.

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