100 Word Wednesday: 160

Thanks to Kelly, aka Bikurgurl, for setting the 100 Word Wednesday challenge.
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Every day was Groundhog  Day. Always the same, crawl out of bed, shower, work, and when she came home after a 16 hour shift, collapse into bed. Somewhere in between she would eat.
Now she was caught in a mirror.
The image of an unmade bed and clothes strewn everywhere greeted her at every turn, from every angle. The only thing missing was her own reflection. No matter which side she viewed from, it was the same. Empty, untidy, careless and alone.
Had her life really become so repetitive there was no difference between reality and this?
Where were her dreams?

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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23 Responses to 100 Word Wednesday: 160

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Makes you feel sorry for her. Well done!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Okay. This struck me as so very sad. I’m even a little teary. I must just be emotional – or this is really a fine piece of writing… maybe both!

    • Thank you. I can remember days that were all identical and I lost my sense of self in doing what was expected for other people. Guess a little of that came out in this.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    This is very deep Di 💜

  4. Bikurgurl says:

    I can relate! We’ve been calling them the doldrums of quarantine….every day bleeding into the next. Trying to keep our rhythms and routines has been difficult with the sameness. I’ve started making ‘fancy’ dinner nights replete with multi-courses {namely, desserts!}, which seems to help. Just something to nudge us out of the sameness. Thank you again for joining our merry writing crew 🖤

    • Likewise, each day blends into the next. It was one of the reasons i started my “Today is…… ” posts as it helped me know what day it was, but even then I got caught out and got it wrong!! Take care Kelly

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