Sam woke up to the sound of mourning doves cooing. He looked over to the alarm clock, his thick glasses distorting the bright red digits that told the time. 6:32 am. He panicked, realizing that he had forgotten to set his alarm, and he moved quickly to slap on the radio.
“… and that’s all you really need to know about Regret.”
“Thanks so much Isabelle. This has been Lessons, NPR: Morning Edition’s newest series. Join us again next time for a discussion about Love. This has been Josephine Forgetmenot, thanks for listening with us.”
Sam had missed it. Defeated, he slumped back into his sheets and kneaded his forehead with tense hands, his eyes crushed closed. He eventually drifted back to sleep after promising himself that this would never happen again.