8thdayfiction

…and on the 8th day, micro fiction was published on some dude's blog.

Career Crisis

If Nancy was being honest, she was a little disappointed in where her education had taken her.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. When she graduated from college in the mid-1990s, her chosen major was a booming field.

Unfortunately, it hadn’t stayed that way. Sure, every once in a while a nice gig would come her way, like when she was invited to be part of the commentary track on the 20th Anniversary DVD re-release of Backdraft, or when she’d get the odd job appearing on TV to discuss the political implications of Stephen’s evangelical Christian faith, Daniel’s latest drug arrest, or Alec’s career resurgence since taking on the role of Jack Donaghy.

But when all was said and done, Nancy had to face facts: A degree in Comparative Baldwins was no longer as marketable as it once was.

She hated to admit it, but her parents were right. She should’ve opted for the double major in Art History and Underwater Horticulture.

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2 thoughts on “Career Crisis

  1. Clever. Maybe a more limited audience than some of your pieces, but if someone doesn’t know who the Baldwins are, then they can go eat a termite sandwich under the rock where they live. BAM. Also, I like the idea of the parents suggesting the wise alternative to Comparative Baldwins as the always useful Art History/Underwater Horticulture degree. That’s a booming field right there. Big. HUGE.

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