I looked around the large and empty office. The hum of the lights had replaced the once busy drone of voices. Alone, I sighed and sat back down at my work station.
Every year the exodus of employees began as the summer wound down. In a matter of a couple of weeks only a few of us remained to work throughout the fall and winter months. I was lonely and I hated every second.
I stared at the time on my computer screen. With only an hour to go, I squeezed my eyes shut against the threat of tears. I took a deep breath. “You can do this,” I whispered to the emptiness around me.
Back home, I said goodnight to my family before heading into my office. The screen lit up the dark as I sent out yet another resume. After fifteen years, it was time for a change.
Flash fiction prompt provided by http://www.writerlycorner.com/writerly-prompts/writerly-wednesday-9212016.