Written by Jacob Ibrag

Just another day. Routine. Tedious. Necessary.

Surprises, limited. Control is fleeting elsewhere, yet

it’s in my possession. Every single second accounted

for. The calm. Day’s end. Smooth sailing. Then why this

uneasy feeling? Phone rings. Unexpected. It’s the boss.

She needs to see me. At a loss. Mind coils at the thought

of possibility. Stomach clenching uncontrollably. Elevator

is taking forever. Red door. There she is, looking out the

window. Arms folded. Skyline. I can’t feel my toes. Numb.

Going blind. She turns to me and sits. Faceless. Try to

read her mind. Failure. It’s over. ‘Exceptional.

Promotion. Congrats.’ Heart attack.

Art by Alex Cherry


0 comments on “Routine

What Do You Think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: