Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

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#WorkLifeBalance Revised

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February provided some time for reflection and prospective changes at work forced me to re-evaluate what is important. What do I want to do with my life? As I gallop thought middle-age, I am still waiting to find out what I want to do when I grow up. Where paid employment is concerned I have always gone with the flow and grabbed any opportunity going. I adapt and learn, become good at whatever I’m doing, but am prepared to move on, never having been wedded to the perfect job.

As the focus of my current role changes, to one I am not happy with, I have decided that my writing has to come first. I am in the lucky position of being able to pull back from work for a little while to focus my energy on my words. The last time I wrote full-time I started to go a bit nuts with the social isolation and went back to work because I am a boring person to spend all my waking hours with. Now the balance has shifted too far towards work and I am losing the time I need to write, hence the current re-evaluation. I’m not sure how this will work out, but I know I need to re-focus on my writing to make progress. And who knows, I might even get back to my Italian lessons as well as some long neglected piano practice. I have continued with crochet and, after most relatives and friends received crocheted Christmas decorations, my favourite work colleagues are in line for crocheted leaving presents. Please feel sorry for them.

 

 

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March 17, 2018 at 6:26 pm

#Trifecta: Week 85 – Fly – Take a Breath

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I’ve gone autobiographical again with this week’s Trifecta prompt. It was that or nothing.

 

The prompt:

FLY (intransitive verb)
1a : to move in or pass through the air with wings

b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space
c : to float, wave, or soar in the air <flags flying at half-mast>
2a : to take flight : flee
b : to fade and disappear : vanish
3a : to move, pass, or spread quickly <rumors were flying>  

b : to be moved with sudden extreme emotion <flew into a rage>  

c : to seem to pass quickly <the time simply flew>

 

The rules:

Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.

You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.

The word itself needs to be included in your response.

You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.

Only one entry per writer.

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Take a Breath (33 words)

The holidays have disordered my days. Sun’s out (neck’s burnt). Almost missed another Trifecta challenge. Must fly. So many jobs – move boat, turn shed, sort post, pack for wintry destination. Time’s racing away.

 

 

Written by Sarah Ann

July 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm

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