Justifiable Homicide

Avatar Author: B. Booth I'm an amateur writer - I only write for fun and personal entertainment. I've never been published and don't really have any aspirations to get that far. I just like making stuff up. :) I've also found I tend to have a ... Read Bio

“Time to get up!”

Ohgodwhattimeisit? I wonder, cracking one bleary eye to stare at the baleful red glow of my bedside alarm clock. “It’s only ten,” I mumble, annoyed by the holiday weekend wake-up.

“Your room is a mess, and Jeanine’s going to be here Tuesday and I need to get the dogs…” I tune out the litany of transgressions as she starts ticking off all the ways I’m a horrible human being for sleeping past eight on a day off from work.

“A’right,” I mumble after each point, not really caring anymore. Woman, it’s a holiday weekend, and my to-do list is on the whiteboard right next to you. You know I sleep in on the scant few days I have the luxury to do so. Why are you in my room now, disturbing my sleep? And why must you wake me up in such a bitchy manner? Who pissed in your Cornflakes?

“So get up!” and off she goes.

“K…” GodIhateyousometimes. I roll over and punch the pillow, imagining it’s her face.

So much for a relaxing weekend. One of these days, I’m installing a bolt on my bedroom door.

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  1. Avatar Tezrak

    Boy, can I sympathize… ugh.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    chairs can work, when properly propped, as door locks.. ;)

  3. Avatar B. Booth

    They can, but then the people on the other side think it’s your dead body blocking the door and there’s a huge freakout.

    … I shouldn’t know that. x.x

  4. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    oh man i loved how you ran the words together to show that type of feeling. that is awesome BB

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