The Problem

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Flash Fiction Fun


How would you react if you were up in the middle of the night stressing over a problem you couldn't solve?!

Submitted: October 07, 2017

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I stayed awake last night, unable to sleep, my mind plagued with obsessive thoughts. I was drowning deep inside, not able to calm down, my brain waiting to explode into a million pieces.

I had a problem that I couldn't easily solve as I got out of bed, pacing the room, the carpet under me, slowly detiorating. I was becoming agitated, my focus alternating from one thought to another and yet, I was stressing over something that I needed to solve before morning.

I asked myself over and over; what could I do? Can I go back to sleep with the assurance that my problem could be solved the following morning, reducing my stress level?  I couldn't help my self - I stayed up all night long, grabbed a glass of water hoping that my nerves would finally settle. 

I  walked to my closet. I stared at it for what seemed like an eternity; it was also staring back at me like some sort of enemy ready to tackle me with brutal force.  I turned away for a second before I summoned the courage to open it....

....and I finally did!

Should I wear a blue or white dress shirt to work??


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