To whom it may concern,
I’m writing to voice my complaint about today’s Daily Prompt, uh, prompt. I find it rather presumptuous to assume that everybody who participates in the postaday challenge has a window through which they can look. I work in a server room. I am encaged in a windowless area, breathing manufactured air, lit by flourescent bulbs. Nothing is real in here except for boredom.
On the improbable chance that a window may have sprouted somewhere within these confines I glanced around the room. Much to my chagrin, there still was no window. Even were there windows in this room, they would merely look into other rooms.
You want to know what I saw instead of some picturesque view through my phantom window? Filthy Walls. Servers. Laptops. Desktops. Dirty floors. Disgruntled coworkers. Dust-covered shelves. Boxes filled with peripheral equipment. People who desperately need to shave, including myself. How dreadful. I hate shaving.
But wait, I can glance ever so slightly to the right and see something that makes my heart melt. Pictures. Pictures of my children. Pictures of Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C together. Pictures taken by a professional photographer of all of my children. A sketched picture of all of my children from when the twin’s grandmother took them all to Chuck E. Cheese’s right before Christmas. Baby C’s newborn picture.
Windows? I don’t need no stinkin’ windows.
What about you, dearest reader? Are you fortunate enough to have a window through which you can peer? What do you see? Rub it in, why don’t you?
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