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 responses to “The to-do list”

  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!

  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™

  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!!!

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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!

  8. monica malik says:

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

  9. Red Handed says:

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

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