One Minute Fiction — I Hate This Time of Year

We have a huge backyard with lots of big, old trees and at this time of year, our yard is covered with a thick layer of fallen leaves.

My mom wants me to rake up and bag all of the leaves this weekend because she’s having the whole extended family over for Thanksgiving on Thursday and insists that our yard has to look clean and neat for all of the cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Like anyone besides her really cares about the damn leaves. You know what I’m saying?

Of course it’s been raining most of this past week, which makes raking and bagging all those wet, heavy leaves even more of a pain in the ass than when they’re dry. But she’s not giving me a choice.

I hate this time of year.


Written for Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction prompt. Photo credit: Cyranny.

6 thoughts on “One Minute Fiction — I Hate This Time of Year

  1. JT Twissel November 19, 2021 / 10:48 am

    I’ve never had anyone go outside during a Tday celebration! But I suppose it must look nice in case they look out the window!

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  2. CARAMEL November 19, 2021 / 1:39 pm

    I have to do exactly this three mornings a week – I feel the pain in this.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam November 20, 2021 / 1:09 am

    I can relate to that ☹️

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  4. leigha66 December 12, 2021 / 3:28 pm

    It is the winter time I have more to complain about growing up shoveling snow for not only our house but the neighbors too… we had to wake up so early to get it done in time to get ready for school. But raking can be a pain with the leaves wet certainly.

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