Just ten minutes! Please!
Waking abruptly, I’m bewildered by the light spilling through the window. What time is it, I wonder, looking past Joe to the clock on the nightstand.
Nine o’clock! He’ll be late for school!
Tossing on my robe, I hurry to Tommy’s room.
Once there, I pause, watching particles of dust dancing in sunlight. Above the bed, a grim Luke Skywalker stares at me.
Mom, please let me sleep ten more minutes…
“Jean?” Behind me, Joe looks confused.
“I heard something…”
“Oh, Jean,” he says, eyes sad.
Gently pulling me away, he closes the door behind us.
© 2015 All Rights Reserved Kate Loveton, Odyssey of a Novice Writer
Note: Written in response to the ‘100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups’ sponsored by Julia’s Place (found here). This week’s prompt was to use the phrase ‘please let me sleep’ in a story consisting of 100 words or less.