“The Natural Light Alarm Clock” – 100-word challenge

The advertising promised it would reacquaint you with your natural rhythms – and as spring turned to summer, that was what she found. Gradually she awoke earlier, feeling fresher, more energised; her days became longer, fuller; her enthusiasm and drive became infectious.

As summer passed, things changed. The clock woke her later and later; her energy drained. No longer the night owl she had once been, the shortness of her waking days began to cripple her. One Monday – late again for work – she lost her job, and in October, when the clocks went back, she stopped waking up at all.

14th May 2017, 99 words

100-word Challenge

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