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Short Story Sunday 107

short story sunday 107 rachel poli

She licked her lips humming merrily to herself. Josh stared at her with dull eyes looking as though he were about to fall asleep.

“Janet, it’s one in the morning. Don’t you think you should come to bed now?” he asked leaning against the doorway.

Janet jumped, snapping her head towards the sound of her husband’s voice. “Oh, hi!” she greeted cheerfully.

Josh rubbed his eyes with the back of his hand.

“Why haven’t I ever had this stuff before? I love it. I absolutely love it! I can’t believe that I’m in my 30s and I have never had this before! Why are you just introducing it to me now? And thank you so much for introducing me to this stuff! This is a life saver, it really is. I am never going to wake up in the morning tired ever again!” Janet rambled giggling.

“You’re never going to go to sleep, either…” Josh muttered.

“My parents would never let me have this stuff when I was a kid. Or even when I was a young adult. They said that it was bad for me and I believed them. It probably is, who cares? I love!” Janet squealed.

Josh sighed. He walked over to her taking the half-full mug out of her hands. “No more coffee for you…”

Janet watched him place her mug in the sink with sad eyes. “But… but…”

“You can have another cup in the morning. Come to bed.” Josh stretched out his arm lazily. If his wife wasn’t so loud, he would have fallen asleep right on his feet.

“Oh!” Janet leaped out of her seat. “We should have a pillow fight!” she dashed out of the kitchen, down the hall, and disappeared into their bedroom.

“On second thought,” Josh groaned walking in the opposite direction, “I’m sleeping on the couch…”

Words: 308

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

8 thoughts on “Short Story Sunday 107

  1. Great little story! I can picture Josh so well, and I know what he’s going through!

    Have you changed the look of the blog too? It looks fab, I really like it.

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it.
      Yes, I did! After four years of the same layout, I thought a change was due. I do miss my old theme, but I like this one as well!

  2. Funny story! I’ve read through a few of your stories so far and look forward to reading more. Keep writing, Rachel. I pray you’ll reap lots of success.

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