Prompt - Phrase "Only in" - 99 words exactly
"It is 8:30”
The man cracked opened his eyes to same bleak existence he had suffered for as long as he could remember. For some moments he stared at the ceiling, his red eyes not focusing on anything in particular. He struggled to bring his mind into focus for what he faced this day so much like every other day he had ever faced. He rubbed his eyes with his knuckles and considered that only in his dreams did he seem to have any control.
“Sir? It is 8:30. Madam would like to know if you will be joining her for breakfast.”
This my first flash effort in quite awhile. It meets the minimum/maximum word count. Whether it is a worthy effort, I just cannot say. But I had to start somewhere. Hope you like it.