#A2ZChallenge: H for Hotel

During 2018’s A-Z Challenge, we wrote the first draft of “The November Deadline” and to celebrate that this is now (finally) out with beta readers, we’ll be producing a daily piece of micro-fiction linked to it – some prequel, some containing a detail not included in the story, some snippets from sequels currently being written.


The restless feeling that had consumed Isaac, the feeling that he was ossifying, or putting down the wrong kind of roots in London, was well and truly gone.  In fact, he’d barely had time to process what had happened that night in the docks.  He’d barely finished paying his respects to the late Frank Fields, a comrade in arms even though they’d never met, when he’d been given a packet of documents, a train ticket and sent to make a delivery to Angelsey.  Then it had been Zeal Monachorum in Devon, and all over the bloomin’ country. He’d considered himself lucky when there was an opportunity to spend a night in a hotel, even if the places he stayed were on a par with his old, slightly seedy digs.  Three weeks of this – how much more?  Still it kept him busy.  Tomorrow he was heading to Theydon Bois.


© 2021, David Jesson & Debra Carey

Author: debscarey

Tweets @debsdespatches My personal blog is Debs Despatches, where I ramble on a variety of topics. I write fiction on co-hosted site Fiction Can Be Fun, where my #IWSG reflections can be found; and my Life Coaching business is Caring Coaching.

7 thoughts on “#A2ZChallenge: H for Hotel”

  1. Nice tease, one wonders what he is having to deliver around the country. And his observation about his living conditions make him human and relatable – I’ve had work scrimp on the accommodation when I used to get sent round the country too!

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  2. Yes, I can see why his current lifestyle would cause him to lose the feeling that he was ossifying. And it doesn’t sound like he’s putting down any roots at the moment, wrong or otherwise!

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