Action: Doing a puzzle
Word Count: 100
Gazing upon the heap of dusty fragments, she feels defeated before she starts. Such drudgery organizing this chaotic pile. A daunting but necessary task if she wants to play the game.
Best to make it bite-sized. Erect the walls, find the cornerstones, build the framework.
So much effort, just to begin.
It gets easier. As each piece slips into place, a dopamine rush inspires her to keep going.
Once complete, a momentary satisfaction does reward. Then the picture gets broken apart and circles back to the heap from whence it came, stowed in a cardboard box, awaiting its next player.
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Love your fun short stories, Jill! Very entertaining! Keep up the great work!