It’s a Stretch

Fiction by Rachael Ritchey

#BlogBattle Week 30 “Reach” Theme


Why is it every time I’m in a hurry something has to go wrong? I can never make it out the door without a semi-catastrophic event occurring. And I’m not talking about the little stuff like dropping my travel mug full of coffee on the floor only have it pour out, seeping into the carpet. I have to stop there. Just thinking of the smell that’ll leave behind makes my stomach lurch.

No, I’m talking end-of-the-world, could-anything-worse-go-wrong stuff.

I’ve got a twenty-minute drive to work, and I always give myself that extra half-hour buffer for crazy traffic and walking in to the building. But the other day, I was within reach of my daily travel goal when the stupidest thing happened.

It was one of those catastrophes I mentioned earlier.

I was up and at ’em at my regular hour, had my shower, threw my hair…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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