Only For A Moment

I get an idea for a story I’m working on as I come in after one in the morning from hanging out with friends. I’m sleepy, but I want to get the idea down while the muse is hot. I hangup my outerwear and head for the computer.

I am happily typing away, occasionally closing my eyes as I try to visualize a scene while writing it down. You know –If she lifts her head up, when and why did she put her head down?His hand is on the door, handle or knob?–  things like that. I get a bit done, but I am sleepy. I convince myself to flesh out this one scene before I head for bead.

I close my eyes only for a moment to visualize the scene. When I open my eyes an hour had passed on my computer. Crap, I fell asleep, I’m clearly sleepier than I thought- fine off to bed I go.

I am in bed when I see my clock radio. It is relic from the 90s. Long before people started using their cell phones, before such things got all digitized fancy. I have to set it manually, but still works so I keep it. I look at the time wondering why it’s an hour off, then realized I hadn’t fallen asleep for an hour…

…Daylight savings had clicked in.


Today is Day 11 of the March Slice Of Life Story Challenge.
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7 thoughts on “Only For A Moment

  1. Ha ha. Daylight savings always gets me, too. Now you have me intrigued about the story you just had to capture before you went to bed. Will we get to see it as a slice later in the month?

  2. Your post made me chuckle! I woke up this morning and glanced at my radio clock – 5, oh good, I can sleep a bit more. Only to be surprised 30 minutes later when my phone went off at 6:30. I need to reset the radio clock. Doggone daylight savings!

  3. I am all for doing away with these time changes and just keeping one. I don’t think it serves the function it once did. Don’t the infamous “they” say a moment can last a lifetime?

  4. I know how you feel when you just want to get the inspiration down on the page! Good or you for getting to it before the “muse” left.

    The ending made me laugh! Thanks for the slice.

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