Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

One Drizzly Autumn Day – #gargleblaster183

with 26 comments


‘I can’t do it.’

‘Yes you can. Lie back.’

‘Daylight’s seeping through the curtains.’

‘It’s cold and raining outside.’

‘This feels wrong.’

‘Truly, you’ve never spent a whole day in bed?’

‘Not even when I’m ill.’

‘Today’s gonna be an experience then.’




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  1. I don’t want to be ill, but spending a day in bed when it is raining outside, is a tempting offer 🙂


    October 15, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    • I can only imagine what it would be like to spend a day in bed just because it’s raining and miserable – I am sorely tempted to try sometime.

      Sarah Ann

      October 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

  2. ahh sookie sookie. (Someone’s gettin’ some nookie!)

    Melanie L.

    October 15, 2014 at 11:16 pm

  3. omg Sarah Ann, you have just made my week sooooo much longer!!!
    What a great answer!


    October 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    • Thanks Kymm – not sure how I’ve lengthened your week. You’ll have to blame Nate for this response, he posted in the coffeehouse about ‘Find[ing] a way to make that every-day topic about something more.’ I’m not sure I managed that, but it gave me the freedom to write about something normal and mundane.

      Sarah Ann

      October 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      • Longer because I would so much rather spend a day in bed, but no way, jose. lol


        October 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  4. I haven’t spend a long time or day in bed unless I am chronically ill. Would be nice to do especially with someone close 😉


    October 16, 2014 at 1:37 am

    • I think you’d need someone close to keep you there if you weren’t staying in bed because you were ill. Otherwise you’d just be up and getting on with that list of jobs to do. Well, I would anyway. Sx

      Sarah Ann

      October 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever made it a whole day! Sounds tempting, especially with rain.


    October 16, 2014 at 1:50 am

    • We have some really grey, miserable, yukky days when I want to pull the covers back over and stay there. Maybe one day.

      Sarah Ann

      October 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  6. I tend to get out of bed as soon as I wake up, but I guess if there’s someone else there…


    October 16, 2014 at 7:42 am

    • There’s always something to do isn’t there? Staying in bed is a luxury. Maybe if you book into an isolated hotel with few outside distractions?

      Sarah Ann

      October 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

  7. I could use a whole day in bed!


    October 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm

  8. That sounds so tempting!

    Kathy Combs (@Kathy29156)

    October 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm

  9. I don’t think I could spend a whole day in bed. Curled up on the couch reading a book? Most definitely (as long as I could have bathroom breaks)!


    October 16, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    • Yeo the couch and a book is a much better idea – much more comfortable. And bathroom breaks are definitely allowed 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      October 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

  10. Every time I try to spend a day inside – never mind in bed – I can hear my father’s voice telling me to get out and do something! You did a great take on Nate’s challenge – this was wonderful and felt luxurious rather than mundane.


    October 17, 2014 at 12:44 am

    • Lovely to hear this sounded luxurious. I don’t think I could spend a day in bed – my own voice would be nagging me to get up and not waste the time.

      Sarah Ann

      October 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm

  11. I’d get impatient. . .unless I was reading a really good or long book. I’m SO excited that my write up inspired something. I’m working on a nonfiction piece about love right now to swallow my own pill. This was one of my faves, Sarah Ann!


    October 17, 2014 at 1:27 am

    • Thanks Nate – great to hear you enjoyed my piece. I like the restriction of having to work within guidelines, the more the better sometimes, so responding to your suggestion was good for me and helpful with this week’s micro-story. I’m looking forward to reading your nonfiction piece once you’re done. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      October 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      • I need the restrictions, too. I’ll combine 4 or 5 of them to create a story sometimes.


        October 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

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    November 1, 2014 at 2:31 am

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