#100WordChallenge – Poison

#100WordChallenge – Poison

Prompt: Poison

I dream of Arius, but wish I didn’t. I wish I could forget.

They’re pleasant dreams – of what could have been. Of what it’d be like to kiss Death back. But every time I wake, my thoughts for the day feel poisoned. The dreams weigh me down, and people have started to notice. My parents watch me with concern, though they think I can’t tell.

They think it has to do with the coma, that I went back to work too soon and it’s taking its toll. I let them believe what they want. The truth is so much worse.

At this point I feel like I might be dragging this out, but here’s to hopefully getting this one done this week.

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As always, think happy thoughts 🙂

One thought on “#100WordChallenge – Poison

  1. I had only myself to blame. I was warned. “She is poison.” “If you’re lucky she’ll rip your heart out, sparing you the slow, painful death she usually metes out.”

    I ignored the warnings. She drew me in. A black hole with irresistible gravity. I started my fall into her. First the touch. Then the kiss. Each weakening me more. Then our congress. I knew the moment of my explosion would be the moment of my extinction. Not only did I not care. I savored the thought.

    When it happened, though, I did not disappear. I became part of her.

    100 Words, @stories2121

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