This was written for the six sentence story word prompt of the week VIDEO by girlontheedge. I wanted to focus it on ADHD for ADHD awareness month, and ended up with this, which is a self portrait in parts, but I think i pieces of it are relatable even if you aren’t on the spectrum.
She pressed the back button on the video for the third time, and yet again was distracted from seeing the critical moment unwind. By the time she finally managed to watch the ten seconds that inspired a wave of gasps and applause, its impact was overshadowed the irritation of taking ten minutes to watch a two-minute clip.
She sat hyper-focused on the computer, in part to ignore the disaster that surrounded her. The garbage overflowing, the sink somehow full again, and the fridge that sat either empty or full of food gone bad, depending if she had emptied it, or just thought about emptying it.
She went back to her doom scrolling, and threw a song on her phone, set to repeat, and listened for the following hour as she browsed. She finally got up for a snack, when hunger overwhelmed her indecision on what to eat, and found ingredients sitting on the counter, and remembered with a start, that she had sat down to look up the recipe for banana bread.
5 thoughts on “Banana’s”
May her life become more coherent for her. I like the phrase “doom scrolling”. Banana bread sounds like a good choice.
I can identify with being distracted and doing a circle dance round the initial task I set out to complete but I can’t (relate) to the further frustrations your speaker faces. May she find a therapy to assist her increase her focus.
Funny, not funny. Thanks for the insight into behaviors that get misinterpreted by others.
Well done. I think you captured the plight that some face each and every day.
I think most of us can relate, just a smidge, to those waves of distraction that we have to ride before we get back to reality. I can’t imagine the added frustration if one has ADHD! 😳