“Monday is the lowest of the low. It’s at the bottom of my trash can of hate, along with fake smiles and the objectification of women.”
Monday is the lowest of the low. It’s at the bottom of my trash can of hate, along with fake smiles and the objectification of women. I picture it like this: we have a perfectly good weekend, right? And on Friday and Saturday, we’re ever so happy.
But then on Sunday, we start prickling, just a bit, with dread, and the hairs on the backs of our necks stand up straight. “Whatever,” we think, and we brush it away and enjoy the last of our glorious weekend, like the last bits of an ice cream cone, the melty drips that slide down our throats, and it’s just as sweet and cold as the rest.
Except that then, you’re left with an empty cone in your hands and sticky drips on your fingers and a too-sweet taste in your mouth, and all you want is a nice, cool glass of water. All the magic and sweetness of that big, old ice cream cone is gone, and all that’s left is sticky fingers and an empty cone.
And that’s what Monday is: that empty cone. Because on Monday, there’s nothing to look forward to at the end of the day, nothing to push through for. No. All you’ve got is a school day stretching out in front of you, and after that, a school week, and you’ll have to wait until Friday for that big, old ice cream cone feeling to come back to you.
I had never read a better description of the Monday feeling and my god you are only 12 years old. You are a big talent. I shared your story with my writers in my writing group in Germany, and they all said “awesome”.
Kind regards from Heidelberg in Germany.
I loved your story Hannah! Read it today (Friday) and made me happy to think about today as having that ‘big old ice cream cone feeling’. You are spot on with this metaphor. Keep it up!