Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Every Wednesday I will participate in the Indie Ink Writing ChallengeThis week I challenged Jen O., and Head Ant challenged me with: 'Today you decide to walk to work and take the stairs instead of the elevator. How does this impact your day?' I gave myself an additional set of rules, and allowed myself a time limit of 5 minutes. 

Every day, I walk through the swinging doors of the front lobby.
Every day, I wave to Lee at the front desk.
Every day, I make a beeline for the elevator.
Every day, I push the ‘up’ button 5 or 6 times, wishing the doors to open faster.
Every day, I cross the threshold into the elevator and push the round button with the number three.
Every day, I arrive in my office with seconds to spare.
Every day, but today.
Today, I took the stairs because I had a few extra minutes.
Today, I pushed open the big white door and heard the metal on metal as it slammed.
Today, I started up the first flight of stairs, step by step.
Today, I realized I am out of shape.
Today, I felt the sweat drip down my face, bead by bead.
Today, I arrived at the office 7 minutes late with sweat marks under my arms, ready for a nap.
Tomorrow, I will definitely take the elevator again.

*I also want to assure you that this is fiction, because I would rather take the stairs any day. Elevators make me nauseous! Hehe*


  1. I like this. See, you're a good writer! =]

  2. I used to take the stairs every day when I attempted to train for a marathon. 

  3. I wish I had the option to take the stairs at places like work or home. It seems like there isn't any place I go that has stairs, or even an elevator! I guess that's how it is in a small town.

  4. Ooh twisty - I thought the character was going to go for the stairs again!