K. L. Caley’s #writephoto. Community.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a collection of toy people all gathered around a sign with the word “Community” on it

Community – Image by KL Caley

Well 15 months on and still the pandemic was causing havoc. Most people had to work from home. For many this meant long days and nights alone with a computer screen. For Pete it had become depressing, soul destroying.
He made sure he got out for at least an hour’s walk everyday, he used his exercise bike in the evening, had his shopping delivered and made sure he cooked good healthy food.
When he could, he’d get out and meet friends…… That had been impossible during the early lockdowns. Things were finally beginning to come together and ease for now ( no one could be sure what the the next few weeks could bring.)
Pete opened his daily meeting, only to be greeted by empty screens on mute. In the beginning everyone had been eager to join in the meetings, screens and sound on. Slowly they had all withdrawn.
“Come on guys I am bending over backwards to help you guys… For pity’s sake cut me me some slack!” Pete shouted.
Slowly screens filled with his techs and engineers and program architects.
He smiled “hi guys we have the big boss joing us today!”
Just then the boss appeared on his screen.
“Right guys we want you all back in the office for the end of September, three days a week.”
Pete could not control himself he jumped up clapping and cheering! It broke the ice everyone laughed! The boss smile and asked Pete was he pleased!
Pete thanked goodness an end was in sight and that he’d got dressed properly this morning.
Later that day when the team signed in for their next meeting they all looked askance at Pete’s square.. there was a white edged, grey, board with the word Community on it and infront a collection of five toy figures doing different things.
After a second or two Pete’s face appeared….”that’s us guys we are a team, we are a community! Keep those screens on , unmute your devices. Let’s communicate let’s rebond.”

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This is part of K.L.Caleys #writephoto.

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 14:51:56

    Love it, Sis!

    Reply

  2. Sadje
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 15:39:36

    Very nice story.

    Reply

  3. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 17:33:42

    Well done, Willow! 🙂

    Reply

  4. Dale
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 19:26:25

    Well done. It will be nice when this whole situation is history, won’t it?

    Reply

  5. Shweta Suresh
    Jul 15, 2021 @ 23:49:01

    It would be amazing to put this all behind us. Great story, Willow

    Reply

  6. Thattamma C.G Menon
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 00:40:31

    Now Malaysia ‘s Selangor and KL already very bad situation 😢so government very strict 👍🏻🌹
    Stay home and any emergency with police letter we can travel. So no choice , stay safe only 🙏🌷

    Reply

  7. Mother Wintermoon
    Jul 16, 2021 @ 21:36:31

    Lovely story, Willow. Delta variant is on the rise here. Seems like the never ending story. Many blessings to you and your family. ❤️

    Reply

  8. KL Caley
    Jul 19, 2021 @ 08:56:33

    Lovely story, and a brilliant bit of positivity in a difficult circumstance for many. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for joining in the challenge:
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/07/15/writephoto-community/
    KL ❤

    Reply

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  10. Jemima Pett
    Jul 20, 2021 @ 19:43:58

    Pete’s done a lot better than me, that’s for sure! Great job!

    Reply

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