May 3: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – White Line – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) use a line in your story. You can think of the variation of the word meaning, or you can think of visual references. Go where the prompt leads.

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White Line

Image result for drug addict drawing

He sat looking at the line of drugs in front of him. It had been a difficult time since his Mum died last year. He had fell into depths he never thought he would.

But today he heard the news of his buddy Lukas’ death from drugs. It shook him to his core. He looked at the white line once more before pushing it to the floor with an angry swipe. Then he cried bitter tears partly because he was free and partly because for the first time he had to face grief and the horrible reality of it.

 

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/05/04/may-3-flash-fiction-challenge/

17 comments on “May 3: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – White Line – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. We went in similar vein this week.

  2. The horrible reality of drug addiction in 99 words. Well done! -Molly Stevens

  3. Heart-breaking, but glad he finally faced his demons.

  4. Lovely take on the prompt! 🙂
    Horrors of drug addiction

  5. susansleggs says:

    His friends death will not have been in vain if it keeps him free. Heart wrenching.

  6. […] White Line by Lisa Rey […]

  7. Charli Mills says:

    The pains we go through to avoid pain. You’ve captured the emotion of addiction.

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