Jeremiah was sitting on that bench.
That same bench he’d sat on every day after school.
It wasn’t a favourite spot. Not at all. It was just somewhere to pass time before going back to the place where everything he did was wrong.
Sitting on this bench, he could imagine that he did everything right.
He would forget he was here, and go into daydreaming. His imagination was so strong that he’d feel like he’d been transported to a different place, a different time…
Today he took himself five years into the future.
He’s sitting in an office with windows overlooking a city, full of life, concrete skyscrapers and blue skies.
He felt important. Heck, he was important.
Jeremiah smiled as he continued to look out the window, in the same way he used to do on that bench outside his school all those years before.
A shy looking girl knocked on the door “hello sir, I’ve got the CEO on the line, he sounds excited to talk to you”.
“Ah yes, Simon, patch him through, thanks Linda.”
A CEO calling Jeremiah with excitement? Who had he become?
Was he actually doing the right thing?
The call went well. His boss told him that he was very happy with his work, and was therefore giving him a raise and more responsibilities, which were something Jeremiah was expecting for a few months now.
He did a “yes!” gesture, and reveled in his success.
He was doing things right!
As he came out of his daydream, he felt himself smiling, but he also felt this was bittersweet.
Would this unrealised fantasy become a reality?
Could Jeremiah – the guy that “always gets it wrong” get his dreams to become true?
Who knows, Jeremiah thought, picking up his bag and getting ready to face those voices that formed part of his current reality.
He looked at the bench, almost waving it goodbye.
He could always come back here, to the place where his fantasies came alive.
He could still dream.
The Beckoning Rooms Novel is now in it’s final development stages. My second baby is about to be brought into the world!.
I will be launching it soon.
This fiction mini-series will hopefully be whetting your appetite and get you ready for the novel. The characters are the same, but what happens in the novel is very different than what happens in this “prequel”.
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