The Little Green Light


The green light flashes.


I try to concentrate on my conversation but the green light beckons.


This has become my life.


Who could it be?


Is it an email or a text?


Is it someone responding to something I said, or is it a brand spanking new email?


What if there’s more than one email?


How much longer before I can turn away and check my phone?


I’m addicted to my phone. I realized it when I went to the bathroom and got excited when the green light on the soap dispenser winked at me.

*hangs head*

About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.


  1. ab

    Or when you hear your phone from your bedroom at 5:11 am ’cause someone send you a picture of their dog sleeping. :/
    (you know who you are & what you’ve done…)

  2. Wow. My phone doesn’t blink when I get messages. It does, however, count the number of comments/messages I have and posts it on the face of the application’s icon.

  3. I have a new phone and complete ignore it when it plays a lovely song, er, rings. Husband accused me of texting another man all day when I didn’t pick up his calls or return his msgs. I had no idea he’d even rung.

  4. Nadine

    Uh-oh, I think I’m going to be the same :/ I’m up for a new phone and want to be able to check my e-mail.

    The soap dispenser comment cracked me up!!

    • Nadine, it’s soooo nice.

      I keep thinking about trying to get a picture of the soap dispenser blinking, but my phone is slow to take pictures and that could take awhile. Maybe video, lol.

  5. robinaltman

    Isn’t it awful? That’s why I just can’t do facebook. E mail, phone messages and I’m full. But you know what? My kids say e mail is passee. It’s all about Facebook now. Nobody but douche bags check their e mail. Hello. I’m Ms. Douche Bag. Pleased to meet you.

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