The microwave beeped. The aroma of popcorn wafted through the apartment. It was cozy, colourful and bright; the opposite of the weather outside. It had been raining for few hours now and the dark clouds didn’t let any sunlight shine through. She entered the room. She was wearing a pastel pink t-shirt and grey sweatpants. She had hazel eyes, and straight brown hair tied into a messy bun. A wall-mounted flat screen TV lit up with the Netflix logo. She carried a yellow bowl of popcorn and lay down on the black leather couch and pulled a sky blue blanket over her body. She was binge-watching How To Get Away With Murder. She got so engrossed in it that she didn’t notice the shadow moving towards her from the other side of the room. There was a loud crash which startled her. Her four-legged friend looked at her with sad eyes, as if his stare would magically fix the broken vase on the table. She sighed and pet her cat, and cleared up the mess. Lightning flashed and thunder boomed: the heavy rain had turned into a storm. Suddenly, the power got cut and her phone buzzed.
Was she aware that there was a test at school tomorrow?
Featured image credits: Hopes and Fears
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