I don’t know what possessed me to visit that particular castle on the gloomiest day of the year, but I’d been out of work for a month and needed a distraction. Lo and behold, there was a notice on the door they had desperate need of an assistant. With my unrelated background in floral arranging, I expected my application to be rebuffed.
But the owner hired me on the spot and I was extremely grateful. Room and board were included, so I packed up my meager belongings and returned that night to begin work immediately.
My new employer asked if I had anyone to list in case of emergency. No, I said, I’m all alone in the world.
“Excellent.” She smiled and locked the door behind me.
Written for Fandango’s FF Challenge 107.
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