Short Story

Monday Morning...



Monday morning…

He hated that alarm so much...

Every morning it feels like the same thing to him…

Get up, get dressed, go to work, go to school, go home, homework, sleep…

He sat up and looked at his phone, 4:30am. Another week had started. He got dressed, ate, brushed his teeth, and headed to work. “Hey guys! What can I get started for you?”, His voice annoyed him as he said it.
He felt like it was the same thing every day. He realized the stress of everything he had to do was getting to him. “ok I need to take a breath, I got this.”
The rest of his shift passed, and he clocked off. “bye guys!”
The music spilled from his car as he drove and sang along to a song that he had listened to for all his life. School shot by, and soon he was on his way home. He entered to the smell of dinner on the table. After dinner, he sat and started on another assignment.
Tuesday morning…

Alarm: 4:30am…

Got dressed, ate, out the door…

Work.

“Hey guys! What can I get started for you?”

“Bye Guys!”

Music, driving, he grabbed a quick bite of food before he went to his class. Tuesday mornings consisted of three classes after work that totaled 4 hours long. Met up with his friend that had all three classes with him, they walked to the next class, then the next. He and two of his friends walked to their cars together talking the whole way. Exhausted he drove home while listening to quiet music. Once he was home, he found his bed and crashed on it. After a short nap he got up and did homework till late and then crashed into bed again.
Wednesday.

This day was different, No work but no play. He got up, showered, dressed, ate, and was out the door by 8:30. He went to a local coffee shop and buckled down on homework, hoping that he wouldn’t have to do any on the weekend. 3 o’clock rolls around and he almost lost track of time, packing up his stuff he jumps in his car and heads to class. Listening to his professor talk as he continued to work on homework. Finally, he jumps in his car and heads home to food, and a little break from homework.

Thursday brings another round of work and school.

Out the door by 4:30, leaving work by 11am, class then class then class, then heading home to homework and bed.

Friday, the day off.

He wakes up at 10. The sun shining through the curtains. He gets up and grabs his camera. Out the door, exploring. THIS is what keeps him going, the ability to leave all the work and craziness behind and do what he really loves: Adventuring.
As he photographs, he realizes that the weekend is underway and its going to be a good one. Friday night he meets up with his friends. Saturday morning, he jams on his guitar. Sunday, he plays drums at his church and then lunch, finally he sits down for a little bit of homework as the night winds down.


Monday morning… And the alarm wakes him up…



Written By Evan Cottle



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