The Job

The Coffee Shop

Copyright Jean L. Hays

The Job

The sign read —- Help Wanted: Waitress for coffee shop.

Samantha surveyed the area. She needed a job. She entered the small shop.

“Just a minute dearie, I will be right with you,” a sweet old voice came from the back of the shop.

Samantha headed that way.

“How can I help you?”

“I am interested in the job.”

“I’m closing up now, give me a hand while we talk.” She handed Samantha a broom.

The broom vibrated in her hands. Samantha fainted.

“You will do just fine at this job, dearie,” Hilda cackled wildly.



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This week’s photo is from my longtime friend Jean Hays, a gifted artist. The stained glass is an example of her work.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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18 Responses to The Job

  1. Think I’d drop the broom and run.


  2. jannatwrites says:

    Ha! I just knew sweeping the floor was dangerous…that’s why I avoid it 🙂 Hope she gets out of there…


  3. Joy Pixley says:

    With a name like Samantha, maybe she’ll get a good handle (ha ha) on that broom faster than she thinks!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. rogershipp says:

    Another reason that I don’t like to clean. It’s so dangerous!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Will she escape the witches clutches? Just goes to show cleaning can be dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.


  6. Dale says:

    Oh dear! Now I know it’s a good idea to not touch a broom! Apparently all your readers are not fans of housework, Tessa!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tessa says:

    Apparently Dale! Can’t say I blame them. I am not either. That is why one of my daily posts is actually working on my hoard and listing the items. Maybe WP can help me clean this up. 2 bedrooms, A hall closet or 2 and the bathroom upstairs where I live. Get rid of it now if I can and then less to move. No brooms involved except the bathroom.


  8. luckyjc007 says:

    She just needs to learn how to handle the broom! Sounds like she will get a 2nd try at it!

    Liked by 1 person

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