Wounded Warrior Project- Ashley Gray
Prompt # 3- 7 minutes- At the Last Minute
Caleb rushes out of his house. He couldn’t believe he overslept again. He’ll need to get a new alarm if this keeps happening.
He missed breakfast and his stomach growls at him. The beast inside needs substance. Caleb climbs into his car, tossing his briefcase into the passenger seat. Roaring to life, Caleb pulls his car out of the driveway and heads out of his quiet neighborhood.
Taping his fingers on the wheel, his eyes jump from the road to the clock on his car back to the road again. His boss is going to be disappointed in him. Maybe if he stops for coffee, his boss won’t be too unhappy.
No, he has no time. Caleb turns left as soon as the light turns green. Clock, road, clock, road. Even though the office is only a fifteen minutes’ drive from his house, Caleb feels like it’s already been an hour.
Pulling into the parking lot, Caleb grabs his briefcase, leaps out, and sprints inside.