Friday Fictioneers – Let Me Go Home

(Author’s note: After having 2 and a half of the toughest weeks that I’ve ever had, including fighting off illness and dealing with a crapton of stress that just wouldn’t quit, I’m largely doing okay. Here’s Today’s fictioneers.)


©Dale Rogerson

by Miles H. Rost

The couch was the point of no return.

Harvey sat, his legs curled up underneath, exhaustion seeping from every pore of his body.

It was so bad, he couldn’t eat properly. The gourmet pizza, and bottle of expensive wine, sat barely touched on a counter. He could eat it later, but by that time, the wine might have turned to vinegar.

He sat, staring at the blank wall in front of him, the couch being his place of refuge.

He wanted out of his life, but had to return to the 9 to 5 the next morning.

In his exhaustion, he cried.



15 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Let Me Go Home

  1. It felt wrong clicking like, but writing is a great healer. I hope that you are soon rid of the stress and feeling better in your self. Stress is a real nasty thing.

  2. What a dismal place to be in, where even pizza doesn’t taste good. Loved the juxtaposition of wanting to leave his life with the obligations to his job. Glad the job won out.

  3. Hope you start feeling better. I know that sense of being caught up in the graind, although mine isn’t so much the 9 to 5 but driving kids everywhere and trying to get them to understand money doesn’t grow on trees. Actually, my husband has that trouble with me too and he is caught up in the work grind. Hang in there. As I’m telling myself a bit at the moment, the sun will pop out again any minute. Indeed, it was sunny today but I opted to stay indoors writing and doing research. Must get out tomorrow.
    Take care!
    xx Rowena

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