Quote of the Day—Gloria Steinem

As a full-time mom who doubles as a graphic artist, I constantly feel like I should be doing something else. When I'm sitting on the porch enjoying my morning coffee, I feel like I should be cleaning before my kids wake up. When I'm cleaning, I feel like I should be working on a project. When I'm working on a project—a business card or some bridal stationary for my portfolio, perhaps—I feel like I should be playing with my children. And when I'm playing with my children, I feel like I should be drinking coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

And I always feel like I should be writing. Then when I actually do write, it's like there's nothing else in the world. That's why I wait until midnight to work on my novels: because I know if I didn't, my children would be running around naked, covered in Dorito dust and climbing on the furniture. My clients would fire me. The house would eventually just rot  and melt into the earth, and I'd still be sitting in my computer chair, occasionally wondering what that smell was.

Writing has a way of doing that: sucking you into a created world and making you forget about the one you live in. That's what I love about it. I never feel like I should be doing anything else when I write because there is nothing else. There's only me and the story in my head. Personally, I'm okay with that.

Today's prompt: What mundane task should you be doing instead of this prompt? Write a story about it, but include elements of fantasy.

Post your story below, if you'd like. Happy writing!


**disclaimer: because the Internet doesn't come with a "tone of voice" button... This is hyperbolic. I swear I would notice if my kids needed attention. I'm not quite in the running for worst mother of the year yet.