the work commute

The Work Commute available to read on Wattpad.

“I am ready for tomorrow”

A narrator describes their work commute through the course of a work week. Each day the narrator describes how their work commute differs, the body language of the other commuters, why coworkers wish to get into car accidents, how the weather affects people’s moods, and why it’s futile to work for the weekend.

The Work Commute: What Made Me Write This?

This story came to me while I was driving to work one morning. As soon as I got to work, I wrote down the outline and tweak it for about a month. More ideas would come to me while driving to and from work, and working my day-job. So is this story about me? Not really.

Granted, I do include some parts of my work commute in this story but I also took pieces from my coworkers and people I overhear in other public spaces. I combined all of those into this story.

To me, this was fun to write because this is something everyone who works, or has to drive during rush hour, goes through. Why not write a story about it?

Finally, I didn’t want to direct the story to be “driving sucks!” or “traffic makes people angry!” because not only is that simple, but it doesn’t make for an entertaining narrative. We all have at one time been stuck in traffic and let our mind wander. The narrator in the short story does that, pondering all types of things:

  • What the other commuters are doing in their cars stuck in traffic?
  • Can he or she jog after work or will it rain?
  • Do people really want to get into a car accident so they don’t have to go to work?

Where Can You Find This Book?

You can read The Work Commute on Wattpad or download the short story in EPUB format below: