Limited Sky

copyright Lisa Fox

Limited Sky

“You’re applying for a game developer position?” The manager flipped through my application in confusion.


“Your background is law, though.”

“I am a lawyer currently, but I’ve been studying coding for several years. If you look at my portfolio—”

“No, it’s great.” The manager looked uncomfortable. “I’m just afraid you’re a bit overqualified.”

*         *         *

“How was the vacay?” my co-worker Kevin asked the next day.

“I was interviewing, actually.”

“Are you crazy? You just got promoted. The sky’s the limit for you here.”

The sky’s not the problem, I thought from my vertical prison. I want to get out.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    A great use of the prompt


  2. Not the ending I expected!


  3. plaridel says:

    such a twist in the end. i didn’t expect it. well done. 🙂


  4. Loved this. Loved the snap at the end. Didn’t see it coming. 🙂


  5. Bill says:

    Interesting take on the prompt. Seems to be much of that sort of thinking around these days. Well done.


  6. Dale says:

    This is a great take on the prompt… and one that I can completely relate to!


  7. msjadeli says:

    I totally can relate to your MC. Trained and skilled at one thing but wanting another path that gives one satisfaction.


  8. GHLearner says:

    He’ll get there eventually. Many others escaped, so can he. Great story.


  9. Margaret says:

    That’s a very imaginative take on the picture. So clever. Great title too. People need to spread their wings and develop their skills broadly.


  10. Dear David,

    “Vertical prison.” A great description. When my son worked for an investment firm, he had a very high position. He referred to the job as his “velvet handcuffs”. As always, your writing shines and I’m happy to see you here.




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