This is my entry for the 100 Word Challenge for Adults. Enjoy!
The bath fills with warm scented bubbles. I sink in, luxuriating in the unusual silence that surrounds me with peace. Every other living creature has left the house, leaving me to a book, some music, and bathing bliss.
The cell phone chimes. Ignore it. A message beeps.
I read a few pages and then opt for eyes closed, breathing in the rhythm of bubbles and silence.
5 minute pass.
The front door opens. “MOMMY! Where are you?!”
I opt for no response.
The dogs smell me out. The door crashes open.
A lone bubble floats away. POP! Why does it always happen that way?