The to-do list

She woke up early in the morning and glanced at her to-do list for the day. The list of things to be done always seemed to be increasing and with each passing day her life seemed to be getting tiring and monotonous. Her life was now governed by the to-do list and she could take it no more. The cool early morning breeze and the sound of the chirping birds invited her outdoors but the work piled up for the day made her suppress that urge. As she glanced at the rising sun from the balcony, something changed and she tore up the list and was out on a walk in the beautiful nature.

This post is written for Day 3 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
This is the first five sentence fiction that I have written without any prompts. πŸ˜›

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow this post tempts me to do exactly that…tear up my to-do list and just let myself loose πŸ™‚
    Thanks for inspiring me!

    1. reemwrites says:

      I'm glad that you felt that way πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. Ahh, to do that would give you happiness for that moment.. when you are free from every responsibility.
    But later you have to come back to that same monotonous life naa!! πŸ™

    1. reemwrites says:

      But sometimes it is good to take a break from all of it na Lance?

  3. Lisa Scott says:

    In Spain we call it maΓ±ana πŸ˜‰ Always put off till later what doesn't need to be done right now!!!

    1. reemwrites says:

      That is a nice concept I must say. Thanks for reading and commenting πŸ™‚

  4. I have a similar feeling as I sit in my study writing my daily blog and then commenting on so many others. Is what I'm doing more worthwhile than stepping outside into the fresh air? Nice thought.

    1. reemwrites says:

      I too feel the same sometime. Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. sara says:

    The dreaded to do list needs to include "make some time for you". I aim to get out and have some fresh air at least twice a week, giving me time to stop and think and connect with the outside world and not just what is going on in my little world.

    1. reemwrites says:

      That is really nice Sara. It is very important that we make time for ourselves. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  6. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Sometimes, nature is the best place to be, and not be governed by a to-do list. πŸ™‚ Maybe later, we would be back to the list, but a momentary escape is always welcome, and sometimes even helpful to the to-do list πŸ˜€ Nice fiction.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes. That is exactly what I wanted to convey. Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. Too funny! My post today was about how I love my lists because they serve so many purposes! To do, yes, but also help me remember the things I'm grateful for, help make decisions, and so on. Great take on it though!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Lists are essential but this is something for once in a while get away from the list. Thank you πŸ™‚

  8. monica malik says:

    lol, I so wish I could do the same right now….

    1. reemwrites says:

      Similar situation made me write it Monica πŸ˜›

  9. Red Handed says:

    I can never make a to do list….I have a To Eat list.
    This was good πŸ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Hahahahaha.. that is nice Red πŸ˜€ Thank you πŸ™‚

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