Five Sentence Ficiton : Zombie

Word Prompt: Zombie

Alarm clock shatters the morning stillness……you shower, dress in a hurry and stare vacantly out the window on the commute to the city.

Sun comes up, the work day starts…sun goes down, computer switches off and homeward bound.

The cycle is repeated…not once, but five times….and then, only then,  are you rewarded with two days respite.

Yet you are tired, oh so tired, that the desire for sleep overshadows everything.

The laundry piles up, the dirty dishes, the unopened mail and the grass , it just continues to grow taller and taller…and then it starts again…another 5 day cycle.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrew
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 04:25:32

    The treadmill of modern society. Just say no!


    • Catch Up With A Mate
      Sep 25, 2012 @ 04:29:08

      Was having this conversation with a friend this morning Andrew…I was in tears laughing about the absurdity of the modern day approach to work / life balance….I like your idea ‘ Just say NO’ You are right, you do not have to buy into this ‘ideal’. Thanks for reading.


  2. Sarah Mac
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 11:35:18

    Yep, the daily grind. I think we do mostly do it in a zombie like trance. I guess it’s not possible to give it all up but every now and then it’s good to say no and do something different to lift ourselves out of it. Living just for the weekends and holidays means that so much time isn’t really spent living. I think we all need to be reminded of that from time to time.


  3. injaynesworld
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 17:37:16

    What an interesting take on the prompt and a very good and thoughtful piece. It is easy in this day and age to become the walking dead. Even if we aren’t part of the daily grind, we still need to watch out for the daily rut.


  4. lisashambrook
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 22:38:23

    Oh, we all know the feeling at times don’t we? Very well put over!


  5. Lillie McFerrin (@LillieMcFerrin)
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 00:35:48

    You’ve captured this perfectly. I read something the other day that said ‘I don’t mind going to work; it’s the eight hour wait to go home that stinks’…so true 🙂


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