Job Interview


She saw the advert in a local newspaper. It said, “Wanted a full time house keeper/ secretary for an elderly gentleman. Applicant must be ready to provide company by reading to his employer, and take care of employer’s secretarial work. Prior experience is important but not mandatory. A personal interview is mandatory.” The address was in a neighborhood that was slightly out of city limits. But generous salary compensated for distance. She applied and was pleasantly surprised, when she got a call for a face to face interview.

The house was painted white, had two stories and a conical roof. It was located at an elevation from the main road. A public transport bus dropped her right below the house. A set of narrow stone stairs was kind of sandwiched between a  building on one side and a park on the other. The upscale neighborhood was built for wealthy people, preferring peace and quiet after a hard day’s work, long before city had started spreading.

An elderly gentleman received her, after she announced her arrival. She steeled her resolve to do well in the interview, after meeting the man in person. How else was she going to avenge her mother?

Word Count 201

This little piece of fiction was inspired by the weekly prompt challenge hosted by Sunday Photo Fiction Oct 7th, 2018, for Aspiring Writers. Thanks for reading! For more stories on the theme, look here.

Photo Credit : John Brand

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      1. You are an accomplished writer, Abhijit. This was a full story on its own. All I was trying to say was that it was one of those flash stories that sometimes appear, which deserve to be the start of a longer piece. Sadly that rarely happens.


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