A few words…

for Friday Fictioneers




Alarm clock rings

Hop out of bed

Leap in the shower

Drag on some clothes


Coffee too hot

Scald my mouth

Burn the toast

Trip over the cat


Make a sandwich

Stick in a tub 

Pop on a lid

Put in my bag


Run to the station

Squeeze on the train

Rush to the office

Stare at a screen


Nip to the park

Swallow my  lunch

Back to work

Start over again


Time to go home

Stand on the train

Pushed and jostled

Get off again


Rush in the door

Pour a large drink

Collapse on the couch


a deep






Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Fatima Fakier Fiction for the photo.









rods the frogs to join in the fun.



58 thoughts on “A few words…

  1. rochellewisoff Oct 30, 2019 / 13:19

    Dear Keith,

    I’m out of breath after reading that. Pour me a glass, will you? Well done.



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  2. Na'ama Yehuda Oct 30, 2019 / 15:15

    LOL! This took me on a ride … made me tired just to read it … 😉 Now … deep breath …
    Oh, wait my work day still awaits … 😉

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      • Na'ama Yehuda Oct 31, 2019 / 14:53

        Thankfully my day isn’t quite that way (anymore … though there were times it used to be … and I don’t miss them …) 😉

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  3. Dale Oct 30, 2019 / 17:04

    Deep breaths, indeed.
    Not a schedule I want to keep again…

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  4. bearmkwa Oct 30, 2019 / 20:26

    That was exhausting just reading it! Ugh, what a day. Great write!

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  5. granonine Oct 31, 2019 / 00:51

    Your excellent poetry made me VERY glad to be out of the rat race 🙂

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  6. Sally Oct 31, 2019 / 11:46

    That’s brilliant, I can certainly relate to that in my younger working days.

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  7. Reena Saxena Oct 31, 2019 / 15:25

    You summed up the day quite well. I was wondering what happened in the spaces between the lines. The impact is deadlier than that of a routine.

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  8. draliman Nov 1, 2019 / 07:49

    And… that’s life! Nice one, and as always I love the frogs 🙂

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  9. Fatima Fakier Nov 1, 2019 / 09:22

    The hectic routines of modern life that we get sucked into. I’m out of breath just reading that!

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  10. James McEwan Nov 1, 2019 / 12:52

    You must be fit, with all that rushing around. Somedays are like that a bit of a groundhog day. Keep smiling.
    I think the short line poetry fits the urgency and shortness of breath, loved it.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 2, 2019 / 09:27

      I probably was back then! I rarely enter the world of poetry so I’m relieved it had the desired effect. Thanks so much, James.

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  11. MythRider Nov 2, 2019 / 14:39

    Nicely done.
    But I think your character needs to spend some time with my big-kid, comic-book guy. ;0)

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  12. Inside the Mind of Isadora Nov 2, 2019 / 15:11

    A day in the life … !!! Work and all that comes with it.
    Quite descriptive. I’ll have a Pinot Grigio, please. ~~~ : – )
    Isadora 😎

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  13. magarisa Nov 3, 2019 / 18:25

    The rat race has never sounded so catchy! A fun take on the prompt.

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