What to write about tonight, I wonder, procrastinating-slash-binge-watching the Voice. Not sure, I pull up TWT and start scrolling through other posts. A few slices of Spring Break, success, and stress, and I’m still not sure. Not sure, but it’s time. I can’t put it off anymore.
“Cam, I need the Chromebook, please. It’s after 7, babe. It’s almost 7:30.” Now, not only is Hulu to blame for my delay in getting words to the page, by now–shamelessly–so is my ten-year-old.
“Okay, Momma.” That was too easy.
I waver between sitting at my desk or climbing back under my covers to write tonight and decide the warm spot in my bed should not be taken for granted. I crack the cover of the Chromebook and find a note:
“Hi, Mom! Wanna play anything?”
Adorned with emojis, Minecraft icons, a puppy face, and a die rolled to three, I have to look closely for its micro-message:
“I light up your life.”
So tonight’s slice is already longer than it should be. I have somewhere I have to be.
Tonight’s slice is number 22 in the 31-day series of slices as part of the 10th annual Slice of
Life Story Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.