The dream job

music dream job

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
“A musician”.
“That’s not even a job! Study well!”


She remembered this memory from her childhood. She’d studied hard, topped her class and had landed a dream job. Everyone around her thought she was happy and were even envious of her. The long hours at work left her with no time for anything. The stress didn’t let her sleep at night. And this wasn’t what she wanted to do.


“I’m resigning as I’ve landed my dream job!” read her resignation letter.


The next day she was at the music school.


Word Count: 100
This story is written in response to the above picture prompt at Friday Fictioneers.
PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

28 responses to “The dream job”

  1. Phew! Quick, crisp and delivered the message :). Well done Reema! I don’t remember reading flash fiction here but if this is going to be a regular feature on ur blog, I am loving it already! 🙂

  2. Me Otherwise says:

    As they say… find your true calling and life would be a totally whole new world…

    Glad she found hers too.

  3. Love the letter and the reason to resign. It’s all about finding happiness in what we do:)

  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    Doing what you passionately believe in makes your life happy and satisfying. Glad that she found her true calling!

  5. Happiness is about doing the job you love.Only few people get it

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    A nice tale of following your dreams and your own path. Nicely done.

  7. shalzmojo says:

    Wow Reemz such a powerful story and told in such simple words- loved it

  8. Rachna says:

    This was interesting, Reema. Crisply delivered the message. Don’t most of us stumble back to our passions?

  9. Beautiful post with a worthy message buddy. There is nothing as important as following one’s dreams

  10. Reyna says:

    Love this! Also love your website:)

  11. RamyaRao says:

    This is such a beautiful power packed one in a 100 words. I wish we all could really chase our dreams with less worries about the worries we have. If you know what I mean.

  12. Aditi says:

    Such a brilliant write in just 100 words! Wish more people could do this and choose happiness and one’s passion over just a means of earning a living.

  13. Glad for her, landing that dream occupation… sometimes you have to follow your dreams.

  14. Parul Thakur says:

    I believe it is very important to work on what you love and you portrayed this well, Reema.

  15. Dahlia says:

    At least she got a happy ending 🙂 Coincidentally I took the same path but with different results 😉

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