Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy

Diary Pages: Sloth

July 16th 2017 in Microfiction

Everybody else is still so freaking relevant.
Still so deadly.
We’re encouraged to focus on ourselves and our work, keep going until we make it, use our frustration as fuel, use others as inspiration, and stay sexy as hell.

Pride, greed, anger, envy, and lust – all there.

And me? I’m just a meme (slacking at work, falling asleep on public transport, or some Pinterest drivel about the benefits of walking over running).

Gawd, I hate these spazzy, hyperproductive centuries.

Gawd, how I hate modern life with its TED talks and ripped abs and 100% organic smug bullcrap. 

Just putting it out there.

Maybe I just need a nap.

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