This was published originally on June 12, 2012
This week, write a fiction or creative non-fiction piece where fate plays a prominent role. You can write from the position of a complete belief or absolute disbelief in the role of fate in our lives or the lives of our characters.
You have 400 words to play with!
Fate and My Job
Laid off again, the uncertainty blinds me.
The search resumes, but where this time.
Today’s email contains a reminder to resubmit
my resume to the bank, and I think about it.
I am terrified of telephones, call centers especially,
but something tells me to resubmit for some reason.
I can’t ignore the feeling, polish the resume and submit.
The phone rings the next day and they want to interview.
Decide to take the chance, surely they won’t hire me,
but someone else speaks through me. I am hired! How can this be?
I struggle through training, panic sets in, it is not my thing.
Still someone else is guiding me on this journey, but why?
I whip through the written training, at this I can do well.
Takes me longer than others to leave the nest, but I do not quit!
The job feeds my fears, I do not want to go in to work each day.
Then suddenly there is pain, I am scared. I can’t work like this!
Perfect attendance is ruined as I make the rounds of doctors seeking answers.
What is wrong with me I cry. I cannot take this anymore!
The doctor takes me out of work and the company provides long term disability.
This was a surprise, but a welcome one as I still need a paycheck each week.
Five years have passed and I am still out of work on disability.
The first year spent with no answers at all. Now I know the reason I
got that job. It is all about fate and being provided for. I needed
stability and God knew that he needed to help me survive.