Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A to Z Challenge - I is for Instant

Oxford Dictionary:
Happening or coming immediately.
Prepared quickly and with little effort;
(of a person) becoming a specified thing immediately.

succeeding without any interval of time; prompt; immediate; occurring, done, or prepared with a minimal amount of time and effort; produced rapidly and with little preparation.

It is the siren's call - as seductive as it is deceptive - locking on to our need for speed.

Instant ON!

Instant Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Coffee, tea, juice, oatmeal, milk, and eggs
          bouillion, ramen, rice, pudding, chocolate, mashed potatoes, and gravy
Instant Win
Play, lottery, cash, and vacation

Instant Delivery
Messaging, images, poem, and book

Instant Life
Energy, ideas, success, profit, answers, and happiness

And in case we miss anything,  
Instant Replay

Instant OFF!

     ©2018 April Hoeller


  1. I love instant :-) in many things but I much prefer longer cooking grits! I'm a southerner through and through

    1. When I was working, instant ruled my day. Now that I'm retired I enjoy taking time especially when it comes to food.

  2. Only coffee is allowed to be instant in our kitchen April. I like the slow and steady approach:)
    I is for Ishq

    1. When it comes to food, I usually cook from scratch. Reheating however never seems fast enough, even in the microwave! LOL

  3. When I stop to think about it, I realize even at age 70, I am a slave to the world of INSTANT gratification. It's not just the kids...LOL!

    Donna B. McNicol|Author and Traveler
    A to Z Flash Fiction Stories | A to Z of Goldendoodles

    1. Yeah, I hear ya! I can too frequently be found standing in front of the microwave while reheating my coffee, drumming my fingers and muttering "hurry up!" Seriously?!
      Guilty as charged.