April 25: Flash Fiction Challenge – Exhausted

Charli’s Flash Fiction Challenge:

April 25, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes exhaustion. Who is exhausted and why? Can you make art of exhaustion? Go where the prompt leads!


Seriously, you don’t have a clue.
Yes, so what? You get up, get ready, catch a train and work 9-5. The evening commute is hard, so you need a drink at the end of the day. Then you sleep. And repeat.
At least you sleep.
I’m not sure what time I wake up, because I’m not entirely sure I go to sleep. It’s an endless round of feeding, changing, getting housework done whilst he sleeps, then all over again. Babies don’t have a clue about tiredness.
No. I’m exhaustipated.
Simply too tired to give a sh*t!

Ritu 2019

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stevetanham
    May 07, 2019 @ 08:46:04

    ‘exhaustipated love it!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Charli Mills
    May 01, 2019 @ 23:53:58

    Oh, yes! You captured that feeling exactly with a new word and a flash example.

    Liked by 1 person


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  4. Norah
    Apr 30, 2019 @ 12:32:36

    Love it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Violet Lentz
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 13:35:29

    I love exhaustipated. I am going to use it at the first available moment!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 28, 2019 @ 18:48:20

    You have said it, Ritu. My little changeling had his days and nights muddled. I have never been so tired.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 28, 2019 @ 18:43:21

    Sorry, i am sooo late, but your story is so true too, Sis! Well done. I hate 9 to 2 challenges. 😉 Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  8. willowdot21
    Apr 28, 2019 @ 17:58:31

    Love this Sis 💜

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Jennie
    Apr 28, 2019 @ 12:38:41

    Well done, Ritu. And, so true!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Liz H
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 20:12:26

    “No. I’m exhaustipated.
    Simply too tired to give a sh*t!”

    I MUST find a way to work this into a conversation, and credit you, dear author! 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Ritu
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 18:51:10

    Isn’t it a great word!



  12. H.R.R. Gorman
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 14:49:46

    Haha! i’m going to have to use that word in the future!

    Liked by 1 person


  13. floridaborne
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 08:11:39

    Great word! I’ve wondered what to call the past month of my life. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  14. syl65
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 04:27:03

    Been in that exhaustipated zone myself sometimes Sister!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  15. pranabaxom
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 01:05:07

    How can an exhaustipated give a sh*t? Exhausted and constipated? Take a laxative. Oh, too exhausted to take one, I suppose😁

    Liked by 1 person


  16. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 26, 2019 @ 22:56:51

    HA! I have been so tired. Bless you, Sis, get some rest, eh?

    Liked by 1 person


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