Short Story Contest Submission: Ierra Miole – Time’s Up
This is the last submission for the Short Story Contest. VOTING IS OPEN NOW!
by Ierra Miole
It was an ordinary day for me. I woke up and cleaned my house. Every day has the same happenings and what will happen next was predictable, a daily routine. If only my father is here, at least that daily routine would change. But it has been three years of not seeing him and the last letter from my father that says he will come back, was three years ago. And until now, he is still gone.
The boredom that we always feel is like a virus that loses up our energy. Maybe that’s the reason why people always have a complaint because every day, they have the same things to do. And because I am one of them, I’m used to it. And maybe that’s the reason why I am very conscious of time.
But I didn’t imagine that this boring life would end up so soon. I am just walking in the mall when I met a man. He bumped me and my pouch fell. The guy picked it up and smile at me as he gave the pouch. Then one woman shouted from my back.
“A thief!! A thief!” she said.
“What happen?” asked the security guard.
“That guy took my wallet!” the woman replied, pointing to the direction of the guy who bumped me.