i think it was the petrichor - the smell of rain after a long dry spell - that woke me up.

i had left the window open, the light on, my curtains twitched open.

it was nearing the end of a nice, cool, fresh day.
light, fluffy clouds, sunlight threatening to break through at any moment.
a soft breeze, making the curtains flap and flutter.

i lifted my head from my keyboard.

i saw, on the monitor, my assignment. an hour ago, it had been intelligible. now, a steady stream of 'x's filled the screen.

and, suddenly,

gone were the smell, the sight, the warm glow i had felt.

the assignment's due in two hours and it's only half done

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i hope that "xxxxxxxxxx" counts as one word because there's no way i can finish this on time

well, better get going...

based on a true story: i was doing my assignment, i smelt the rain, and it woke me up pretty quick. then i thought of this story...