As his alarm goes beep-beep, beep-beep, Richard rolls over onto his back and groans. It is 5:45 a.m. Wednesday. He mentally runs through the day: shave, shower, dress, eat, drive, work, break, work, drive, eat, rest, TV, read, sleep. Repeat. Every day. He sits up in bed and hisses as his feet touch the cold floor. Frigid. Another typical part of the day. He should add that to his list. He laughs bitterly. Ten seconds pass. Another ten. He contemplates on giving up on the daily routine. He sighs and gets up, heading to the bathroom.
It’s just another day.
Less than three,