(Author’s Note: I am doing a little bit better, but won’t be on the full track for a little while. It’s the end of the term at uni! That means…so much fun. There is a possibility I may have to go dark for a week, but I am hoping that will not be the case. Here is today’s Fictioneers!)
Windmills of Your Mind
by Miles H. Rost
“How many applications did you put out this week?” Miguel asked, as he chewed on an apple.
“30 as of Thursday, with 15 more coming up,” Carmen replied.
“And how many do you expect callbacks on?”
“Probably about 5, at best.”
“Why do you do it, Carm?”
Carmen sat back, leaning herself against his leg.
“I think it’s because I want to be useful.”
“But you don’t necessarily have to work to be useful.”
She gave Miguel’s knee a kiss.
“I want to be useful for you. That’s why I do it.”
Miguel just raised his hands and smiled.
A driven workaholic is a fearsome thing to behold.
I wouldn’t call Carmen a workaholic, more than just someone who really just wants to be useful.
Kiss his knee? Hm. I can see where she might be useful. 😉 I love the song, although I prefer the original Noel Harrison recording. Nicely done.
Beautiful. She’s my kind of girl.
How adorable. I think we all need to feel useful from time to time.
Actually I think she need a work.. never good to be dependent.. useful maybe, but it’s far better than being used.
I, too, am in the middle of a semester, but I thought I’d try to get through as many stories as I could in the hour I have free. This is an exceptional combo of story and music.
Job hunt terror….my worst enemy
Dealing with that right now, as well.
I was in that bind a few years ago. It seemed almost hopeless, so I took a job that I felt was lesser than my skills, working at a gas station. While working there I made good contacts with customers and ended up in the full time government position I am in right now. Keep your head up, you will find something
Beautiful combination of music and text. I hope she’ll feel useful for herself, not just for him, in time.
The prompt also brought the song to my mind. Good take.
Good to be productive. Nice one.
Yes, it’s a difficult path to travel when looking for a job. Nicely written .. enjoyed the song too.
Some compelling dialogue here. Very realistic. And great music to end it!
Ugh… I loathe job-hunting. Good piece.
One of my favorite songs nice addition to your story.