Saturday, May 3, 2008

Prompt: Door


I’m the last one in the office, so I turn the lights off, lock the door so it will latch behind me, and hit the alarm button. It beeps to let me know I have thirty seconds.

Then I freeze, halfway out the door. I check that I’m not forgetting my keys, my wallet, my lunch sack, anything else then I start back at the top with my keys. The beeping gets faster, indicating ten seconds left. I break out in cold sweat. I hurriedly punch the code into the alarm to cancel activation and steel myself to try again.

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