#58 Endless Job Cycle (300 words)

Inspired by: Eternal Circle

Sadie knocked on Ein’s door and entered without waiting for him to answer.

“You really should be locking that.” She said as she rushed past him into the living room.

She dropped weeks worth of classified ads from the Beacon Chronicle on the floor, nearly knocking out BC, who barely escaped the avalanche of newsprint.

“Good to see you too.” 

“No time! We covered your rent for another month, but you really need a job.” 

“I know,” Ein said as he sat beside her on the couch. 

Sadie tossed Ein a handful. She started reading and circling anything she thought he might be qualified for. Ein watched her working feverishly for his benefit. She looked up to see what he was looking at, and he quickly turned his focus to the ads.

She watched him as he struggled to read the small print. She smiled as he tried his hardest to read the ads and keep up with her.

“Stop smiling at me and find me a job. BC’s got to eat!”

“All right, all right!”

The pair searched for half an hour when Ein finally found something.

“What hospital do you work for?” 

“Elizabeth Hopkins, why?” 

“Why don’t I just work there?” 

“Have you secretly been a doctor this whole time?” 

“No, but I have a chemistry degree, and they’re looking for lab techs.”

Sadie looked at Ein dumbfounded.

“I didn’t know you had experience in that.”

“It’s not the most exciting job.” 

“You’d rather have no job than a boring job?”

“It’s just I’d like a different job. Every city I move to, I run out of money, become a technician, save up and move. It never ends.” 

“You didn’t have me in our other cities.”

“That’s true.”

They threw the papers and ordered a pizza to celebrate.

Published by einquin

Writing personal exploration flash fiction as well as building the foundations for a comic book universe.

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