On the Clock
The Half-Baked Tale of a Life, Half-Lived
- Short Story
- 11297 Words
- Ages 14 and up
When a big enough storm hits anywhere in the country, a catastrophe adjuster's planned vacation gets unplanned. And quick. That is how it is. And that is how Marty had lived his entire career. You work when there is work. You never know how long it will last. When it ends, you never know when it will start again.
Welcome to the stressful world of catastrophe claims adjusting and the colorful, hard-edged characters who occupy it.
Welcome to Martine Pantonelli's world.
This is where Marty lives. This is where Marty thrives.
Or is it?
A perturbed boss, baffled coworkers, frantic ex-wife, and distraught daughter are desperately seeking to find the answer to one increasingly mystifying question...
Where is Marty?
As the clock ticks, the search intensifies, the mystery deepens. [more]
Keywords: short story, insurance, adjuster, disappearance, slice of life, mystery, family drama, workplace drama