The afternoon break

City, buildings

“There she goes again!”
“I wonder what she does there every afternoon. I know the view from her balcony is great, but it is weird”
“Yeah, why does she have to close the door behind her? Does she smoke?”
“It doesn’t seem like that”
“Finally some time to myself! Phew! I’ve waited for this time since morning”, she thought to herself as she settled down on the bean bag in the balcony adjoining her office. This was her place and no one was allowed here, not even the housekeeping staff. Her phone was switched off and was lying on her table. No disturbances. She opened the book from her little cupboard and began reading.
Her hectic schedule left her with no time for reading, something that she always wanted to do. This was her getaway!
She checked the time and then looked at the number of pages remaining. “10 more minutes shouldn’t be a problem”, she told herself.
“She isn’t back yet. Should we check on her?”
“I think she’ll be fine”
“Look, she’s back! Do you notice that smile on her face when she’s back?”
“Yeah! I really wonder what she does there!”
She’d finished reading yet another book!
Word Count: 200
This post is written for the above picture prompt at Sunday Photo Fiction
I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

11 responses to “The afternoon break”

  1. That’s a great thing for her to do. I wonder if she really does do that.

    I’ve added your link to the inlinkz so others can read it as well. Thank you for participating. I hope we see you again 🙂

  2. Parul Thakur says:

    Omg! I so loved this one. Such a cute little tale and brought a smile. How we think what it could be and such simple things are the truth.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice to think that’s what she does behind closed doors, nice take.

  4. the sad part is the reality behind this. people love to speculate and add their own twists to what they don’t know.

  5. deepagandhi says:

    This is such a beautiful short story..Loved it 🙂

  6. mandibelle16 says:

    So nice she can get out for a limited time and read, relax, sounds like she has a tough job.

  7. Steve Lakey says:

    Who would have thought that reading a book was her guilty pleasure? Nice idea.

  8. Woah! This post kept me engaged and terrific start:)

  9. ceayr says:

    Whimsical, but with hidden depths.

  10. shalzmojo says:

    What asuitable piece of fiction for the image- I am blown away by it. Kudos Reems…..

  11. upasna1987 says:

    A short tale but a real one…Nice read

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