For the first time I can remember (at least in the last 10 years), I somehow managed to forget to set my alarm last night. Normally, this doesn’t matter because I wake up a few minutes before my alarm goes off anyway. But this morning, I woke up at 5:30 AM (about half and hour before my alarm was to go off), turned over, and went back to sleep. I woke up again and noticed that the room seemed a little brighter than usual. I looked at my clock and it was 6:16 AM! No alarm.

So I got into work about 15 minutes later than usual, and I’ve been puzzling all morning as to how I could have forgotten to set my alarm. I just don’t get it.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.