Alarmed

Funny alarm clock story

I was woken by the 6am alarm clock, same as every weekday morning. Outside winter howled and raged against the approaching dawn. Ahead of me awaited my long train commute, a stressful day at work, a late return, and a tired evening with my family. I thought of alternatives, of writing, of getting a more local job, perhaps doing something more worthwhile, but I sighed at the seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the recession and the family I had to provide for. I had to get up, I was responsible, I had no choice, I was the breadwinner. I reached over to turn off the alarm clock, only to find it gone, a cruel joke: this was a dream, only a nightmare, and soon I would wake up.