This story appeared in Ad Hoc Fiction this week. Please read below:
Take a Dose of Exercise
Someone said cycle. I said okay: cycle around lake. Man-made pond lake. Dirty algae bloom risk sick dog lake. Don’t let dogs off leash walking track. Don’t eat ducklings dogs. Lake not first but second. Long loop river loop skips wetlands loop first. Colombo Road before that. Said someone said it must be for fifty minutes. Any less there’s no benefit. Any more there’s no benefit. If you can hold a conversation it’s not enough: there’ll be no benefit. You’re not pushing hard enough. You won’t benefit. Conversation in head. Not enough. Can’t stop the conversation in head. Not enough.