Monday Morning

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


Inspired by prompt 1 of page 1 https://www.booksie.com/547417-prompting-chapter-2-version-1


Monday Morning.

I think I must be one of the most disorganized people in the world. I’m full of good intentions, though. I say to myself that everything will be sorted out by the time I go to bed on Sunday, that way I won’t be confronted by the mania that takes over me every single Monday morning.

For some reason, Sunday never seems to play along. There are always things that are better to do than preparing for the following morning, even if it’s just flopping out in front of the TV.

So forgetting the good intentions, I even switch the alarm to ‘snooze’ not once but twice. Twenty whole minutes wasted in bed. Now I’m going to have to multi-task and skip bits of my routine. Can’t be late leaving – the train waits for none.

Where the hell are my shoes? Not where they should be but pushed right underneath an armchair. On hands and knees, I stretch and groan, grabbing first one then the other. Jacket on I make a dash for the door and pull it closed behind me.

Where is my folder? All that work I did over the weekend? I’ve left it on the kitchen table! If I’m quick I’ll still be able to make it. Just unlock the door, dash straight in and out again. Where are they? My keys! Not in my pants pockets, not in my jacket pockets either.

I know where they are. I can picture them clearly, left on top of that folder of work. At least I’ve managed to remember my phone. Leave a message at the office explaining why I’ll be late in on yet another Monday, then search for a good local locksmith.


Submitted: April 08, 2018

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Mike S.

Could be describing me, excellent, Hull!

Sun, April 8th, 2018 5:18pm

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Ha! I think a lot of people struggle with that Monday morning feeling! Thanks for reading, Mike.

Sun, April 8th, 2018 10:27am

Sue Harris

Monday morning chaos... I'm exactly the same, always losing keys and my phone. Never have and never will be organised. Great piece, Hully!

Sun, April 8th, 2018 8:30pm

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Glad you enjoyed the read, Sue.

Sun, April 8th, 2018 2:13pm

Vance Currie

This sort of thing isn't confined to Mondays. I recently promised to pick someone up from a railway station in ten minutes. Five minutes to get ready followed by five minutes drive would usually be plenty, but just about everything imaginable conspired to delay me. I was five minutes late. It occurs to me that I could have made a humorous story out of that ,but you beat me to it. You have a genius for coming up with stories that people can relate to.

Sun, April 8th, 2018 9:02pm

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Joe, write that story! I want to read it!
And thanks so much for reading this one.

Sun, April 8th, 2018 2:15pm

moa rider

One daughter-in-law takes a photo of the door to make sure she's locked it. The other one day left to door wide open all day and nobody at home. The secret, as I've told many-a-person: get out of bed early, feet on the floor doesn't hurt. Usianguke

Mon, April 9th, 2018 4:46am

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Ha! Yeah, I'm one of those that tends to be ready and I always check I've got my keys in my pocket before locking the door! Perhaps I shouldn't have said that!
Thanks for reading, Moa.

Mon, April 9th, 2018 12:58am

jaylisbeth

You couldn't be any more accurate! Excellent story, Hully.

Mon, April 9th, 2018 1:53pm

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Glad you liked the read, jaylisbeth!

Mon, April 9th, 2018 8:42am

Adam L.

Oh Mondays... (sigh) lol. Great read, Ms. Hullabaloo.

Mon, April 9th, 2018 2:03pm

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Glad you enjoyed it, Adam!

Mon, April 9th, 2018 8:43am

Jeff Bezaire

The chaos of a cluttered mind. What a horrible feeling to be running around like a headless chicken. It's not my thing - I plan ahead and do my best to be ready with plenty of time to spare. Sometimes, I start working things out days ahead and on the day of, I'm still sweating the details. But it pays off in the end; I'm never running around like this, thankfully. A fantastic slice of life piece, Hully! It's always the keys that are left locked in the house.

Mon, April 9th, 2018 6:02pm

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Truthfully, I'm more like you in this. This was inspired by the prompt of writing based on the title 'Just Another Manic Monday.' And yeah, the keys wasn't too original but it does happen!
Thanks for reading and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Mon, April 9th, 2018 11:07am

Melancholic Wisdom

Love it, reminds me of the times I was in school/had classes to go to on monday mornings. I always say I'm going to prep in advance but never do. Everything I planned to do on sunday falls to the wayside, cause typically sunday is viewed as a rest day, and that easily takes over our minds. Great work!

Tue, April 10th, 2018 4:04am

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Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, MW. Glad you enjoyed the read.

Tue, April 10th, 2018 1:35am

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