A Hot Shower & a Cup of Joe
Bleep. Bleep. The digital readout on the alarm clock showed a bright red 8:00. Kate had spent the last 45 minutes hitting snooze and rolling over. She knew she couldn’t hit the snooze button any longer. She heard Malcolm rustling around in his crib. He would be awake at any moment.
She sat up, stretched, engaging in a yawn as she pulled the covers back. A smile caressed her face as the scent of fresh brewing coffee filtered through the air. Goose pimples were produced on her skin by the cooler air that met with her sleep-riddled warmth.
Malcolm’s door was open, and she could see his crib from her bed. She noted the curly head was still down, and a slight lift of her torso revealed that his eyes were still closed also. Satisfied, she went into the bathroom and turned the faucet on, ready to start her day with a hot shower.
This week’s challenge was to talk about what you (or your character) is doing at precisely 8:00. Whether that is AM or PM was left up to me. I did AM, and this is a very short excerpt from my 2011 NaNo project. It tells you absolutely NOTHING about my story. Ha. This is 154 words of a 200 count word restriction.
So, how could it be better?