Friday Fictioneers —Cyber Distraction

A91CDF1D-3715-4707-BC58-0D0FB6D62E27David was happy with the progress he was making on the homemade globe for his science class project. He’d applied a layer of papier-mâché all over a round balloon to give it shape. Once dry, he used a layer of chicken wire to provide structural integrity before applying the next layer of papier-mâché.

David’s mistake happened when he decided to take a short break. He opened his laptop and logged on to Facebook. Six hours later he realized that his “short break” meant he’d have to pull an all-nighter to have his globe ready in time for class the next day.

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Douglas M. MacIlroy.

16 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers —Cyber Distraction

  1. Sadje December 14, 2018 / 6:14 am

    Yes, that does happen when you are on Facebook for a “short” while!

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  2. granonine December 15, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Why, though? Why does the time go faster when you’re online whan when you’re, say, reading a great book?

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    • Fandango December 15, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      I think if you’re engrossed in something, be it online or reading a great book, time speeds by.

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  3. jillyfunnell December 16, 2018 / 3:52 am

    We’re all prone to the same distractions. Animals in funny costumes regularly steal hours of my life.

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    • Fandango December 16, 2018 / 10:17 am

      It’s so easy to be distracted!


  4. JoHawkTheWriter December 16, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Wow. A good example of why we need to unplug when we are working on a deadline. Hope he succeeds.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 December 24, 2018 / 12:12 am

    The computer can suck you in…kind of like the Bermuda triangle. LOL

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