General Non-Fiction posted September 25, 2018


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Just Breathe

by Y. M. Roger


It's been years since I was alone in the morning - think I was still working full time. This morning, it’s just me and the cats. My husband’s at work, and my son is at school.

I didn’t drink my coffee with breakfast earlier so I’d have it for this moment.

Stepping toward the door, I glance at the clock; there should still be time.

Yep, the morning light is barely peeking over the hill out front.  I can just make out a couple of squirrels and, perhaps, a chipmunk busy on the big rock about halfway up the slope.

My phone’s inside – only need the birds and frogs singing their own special melodies for this.

Placing my coffee on the porch table, I sit in my rocking chair.

I close my eyes. I feel the sun’s warmth creep across my face from the hilltop.

And.

    Just.

       Breathe.



100 Word Story writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a story that is between 100 and 150 words. The trick is you must use the following words: breakfast, light, rock, phone, clock


Always rushing here and meeting deadlines there and...well, sometimes, ya just gotta sit. :) Hope you follow suit! :)
And, yes, we live in a small valley surrounded by hills on three sides...morning's a bit delayed and it gets darker just a tad earlier. Beautiful!! :) :)
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