April 25, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes exhaustion. Who is exhausted and why? Can you make art of exhaustion? Go where the prompt leads!
The old lady kept working beyond her years. Retirement meant a loss of wages, security and a reliance on others.
She enjoyed her job, she was good at it but as the years went by the job demands played havoc with her physical state.
She was constantly exhausted. She dragged herself home each day, fed herself and went to bed with the setting sun.
She’d sleep fitfully waking to recall her day or worse the pressures of the next day. “I’m too old for all this,” she’d remind herself as with coffee in hand she’d trudge off to work.