CONVERSATIONS FROM AN EDIT SUITE

‘I really must do something about my weight.’

‘Me too.’

‘I eat too much.’

‘Yes, we should cut down.’

‘I don’t exercise enough.’

‘It’s the sedentary job.’

‘A lunchtime walk, every day, that would help.’

‘Raining today though.’

‘From tomorrow then.’

‘Light lunch for you today then?’

‘Yes, salad, fruit juice, nothing else.’

‘Right, I’ll do the same.’

PING.

‘Latest notes have arrived.’

‘Many?’

‘A few… Ugh, annoying ones… He doesn’t get it… He wants to restructure the whole thing.’

‘Oh, for God’s sake.’

‘I might add something more to my lunch, we could be here a while.’

‘Full fry up with extra bread?’

‘Followed by cake?’

‘Agreed.’


Copyright David Stewart

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

A slice of my real life work day as a television editor, inspired by some unhealthy eating in recent weeks!

55 responses to “CONVERSATIONS FROM AN EDIT SUITE”

  1. Cake is mandatory 😀 anyways weightloss is a long process

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    1. It certainly is! Thank you

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  2. Ah! The power of resolutions!

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    1. They have a very low success rate

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  3. Dear Iain,

    Such are those resolutions to cut back and lose weight. Relatable conversation. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle 🙂

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  4. Why do today when you can do tomorrow? 😀

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  5. Hari OM
    Oh, I know this conversation. I have it with myself every time mealtime comes around!!! YAM xx
    E=Eternalnot

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    1. Thank you! Hope the A-Z is going well this year. I hope to pop over for a look if I can find the time!

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  6. There’ll be easter soon. Can’t diet before that. But then… summer, too hot for exercise, and the ice cream is absolutely necessary… fall: onions and apples and pumpkins oh my… oh, is it Christmas time again? Can’t diet before that, but in the new year… you gotta bow to all these restrictions, no? 😀

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    1. This is exactly my problem – always an excuse not to cut down! Thank you 🙂

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  7. The best laid plans go a-rye (bread). 😀

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    1. Hahaha – very good!

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  8. Sounds like conversations I have with myself all the time!

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    1. It seems to be a common one for quite a few of us!

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  9. This made me smile. How many times have I been there?

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    1. I’ll get there in the end, one day. Maybe!

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  10. I can totally relate. My increase in weight doesn’t just come from sitting at the computer all day.

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    1. It’s always a combination. Thank you

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  11. as long as their are proximate occasions of pigging out, I see pigging out

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    1. A treat now and then, for sure, just not everyday! 🙂

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      1. Yes moderation is all

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  12. I really feel like this is something we could all relate to very easily lol enjoyed the read!

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  13. Always seems to go that way doesn’t it?

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    1. I’m feeling that way again today! Thanks Danny

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  14. Your decision making process in action, Iain? Cute and relatable.

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    1. Yep, this is pretty much taken from an exact conversation at my work 🙂

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  15. And that, is the way of all diets. There’s always an excuse.

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    1. All to easy to find one as well, no matter how weak! Thanks Sandra

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  16. Food, the universal panacea! never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

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  17. So, the criticism of your work was unjustified and hurtful. Really, looked at properly, your manager is responsible for your expanding waistline! What do you think?

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    1. Yes, I will blame it on them! 🙂 Thanks Penny!

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  18. moderation in all things should be the rule including moderation. 🙂

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  19. Such an (un)cheerful take on the prompt. Very clever, Iain.

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  20. Lol! There always an excuse to eat more.

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    1. I can always find one anyway! 🙂

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  21. I get the impression that these two aren’t exactly sold on their “exercise and diet” idea 🙂

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    1. No, I’m not sure they’ve fully committed!

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  22. That was fun. And so true to life. They’re just not in the right headspace to start a diet.

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    1. It really is a mental rather than physical problem. Thanks Margaret.

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  23. And so it goes. It’s an addiction and any reason is good enough to access it. You nailed it with your story, Iain!

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  24. Oh my God, I relate hard to this!

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    1. It seems many of us can! 🙂

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  25. Your characters and I would be firm friends. I’m supposed to be going to bed earlier and waking up before midday but there’s always an excuse to linger. One more flash to read.
    I have no idea what you do as a television editor. However, I am currently transcribing a TV interview from 1960. My grandmother appeared on an interview panel with Paul Robeson singer and activist and the content seemed too important to consign to the depths of the ABC’s archives and I wanted to try to understand and absorb it better. I’m now convinced I’m mad. I’ve typed up the first “interpretation” but the pages are still covered in corrections. Wish I had a little fairy or a magic wand! I’ve mentioned the interview in further detail here: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2022/04/11/weekend-coffee-share-11th-april-2022/
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. Thanks for the link Rowena, interesting story.

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      1. Thought you might like it.

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  26. One sweet temptation and a dash of excuse are an easy recipe for trouble.

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