Thursday, February 17, 2011

Going beyond - 55

As his hand gripped the door,
emotions flooded his mind
and ghostly presences
drifted coldly through his body.
He knew he had to ignore
all these feelings
and face those demons
that had haunted his past
and at one time defined him.
New job anxiety
was soon replaced
by friendly smiles
and warm hand shakes.

This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55
hosted by Mr. Knowitall.
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Fact is I love to read and prefer books to the cold flat digital screen.
I always have at least one book in progress and several on deck.
What's your latest love on the book scene?

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The Bipolar Diva said...

yea!!!! I'm so glad.

Stranger said...

I love happy endings.
Great 55.

Neva Flores said...

now this gave me a warm, cozy feeling......

moondustwriter said...

Good to hear that things are working out for you!!!

G-Man said...

You're working?
Can I borrow 10 bucks?
Of course people would warm up to you brother, you make them all feel so young!
Excellent 55 MM...
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Me said...

Good to hear that all is going well. Starting somewhere new can be nerve-wracking!

And I can't believe G-Man asked to borrow ten bucks! I thought *for sure* he'd hit you up for $55. ;)

Brian Miller said...

nice. i been meaning to ask you how the working life was going...glad to hear it is going well monkey...

Janna said...

Yay for happy endings!
Or happy beginnings...
Or something like that. :)

All you need now are a few bean burritos.

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Kelley said...

I am so glad you are getting friendly handshakes & warm smiles! You deserve them. :)

TALON said...

It's always so hard starting a new job. I'm so glad you're being welcomed warmly and settling in, Monkey Man! Loved this 55!

My 55: Cycles

Deborah said...

friendly smiles
and warm hand shakes...of course there were, who wouldn't be glad to have MM working with them :o)

joanny said...


All ends well --- under Portland friendly skies.



Steve Isaak said...

Good read, oh so relatable.

Katherine said...

I've missed so much Monkey ... and will need time to catch up on whats been happening in Blogville. So it seems you've started a new job & by the sounds of your 55, and despite feelings of trepidation early in the piece, all is going well!! Thats fantastic news!! Have a great weekend Monkey!

anthonynorth said...

A good ending - a new beginning.

Belinda Munoz said...

So nice when the old-times can be welcoming to the newbies.

Jerry said...

Sounds like you are in stage two. J.O.B. sounds good.

the walking man said...

Don't get involved in politics that force you to choose sides. Just agree with everyone until you're secure.

hedgewitch said...

Enjoy the smiles and the friendly--hope it's always a good place to be and never becomes a hideous grind.

I wouldn't count on it, but hey--hope is a good thing. Nice 55.

Autumnforest said...

Yeah, strangers at first and then in a few months time, they know entirely too much about you and you know entirely too much about them. It will seem hard to believe you were ever fresh and new there. Beautifully portrayed, buddy!

Mama Zen said...

Sounds like it's going well, Monkey Man. I'm so happy for you!

MorningAJ said...

New job as a palm reader?
Great 55!

Fay's Too said...

I am sooooo for loss of job anxiety lately. Lovely! Here's mine

5thsister said...

Congratulations! And thank you for your kind words on my blog today.

Alice Audrey said...

Oh good! Wonderful to be accepted, especially at work.

Mona said...

The end and the beginning were always there. Before the beginning and after the end...

Great optimistic 55ve!

Sandra said...

What do you mean you'd rather read a book than a digital screen!
Anyway, I'm gathering from your soulfoul prose that you are back in the workplace and everybody was welcoming. Phew!
And again, that poem was beautiful. When you are reading books, you should be putting together a book of poetry. I'm so serious about this. You're gifted.
Oh, and thanks for the advice on how to handle Wayne :)

hope said...

Wow! You got me...I thought he was walking through that door to be let go. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

hope said...

Wow! You got me...I thought he was walking through that door to be let go. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Marla said...

I could feel this one in my gut.