You’ve lost everything.
Why resist now?
Ingest my poison – your medicine, like you always do.
Stop fighting, old friend.
Remember, I’m the only one that can ease your kind of pain.
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37 thoughts on “Tell me something, old friend: Why are you fighting?”
Oh, that is so sad. 😦
Very sad. I can relate to this.
I’m both a bit happy and sad you can relate…
This is terribly sad. “No, don’t do it” keeps going through my mind…
Hers too, unfortunately.
Drugs?Depression induced suicidal tendency?This has ominous and dark undertones-made me shiver-very well written 🙂 Like the others I too hope that the protagonist does not give in to this weakness.
I’m glad you picked up on the idea that this “drug” could really be any thing and anybody’s demon.
This is sad…but beautiful.
As someone who has struggled with addiction, I can totally relate to this piece. Very well done. Karen
Thank you Karen.
Oh the pressure…
The worst kind of pressure.
Like a punch to the gut. I know too well what that feels like…
Sorry you know that sucker punch…its a bitch.
Dark and stunning. Love it.
Thanks Laura. I’ll take “stunning” any day 🙂
Yeah and see, it took me right to food. My drug of choice….sugar. LOVED THIS!
I have definitely been waging a war with sugar lately. I can’t stay away from it and it is starting to show. Ugh. That was absolutely one of my “demons” I was thinking of fighting when I wrote this 🙂
that was sheer cold-blooded murder, wasn’t it.
Sad …but nicely done!
woof. very nice take on the prompt, and just ambiguous enough treatment of the lure that the reader can self-insert or insert the friend/family member of choice.
That’s what I was going for. I’m glad you felt that when reading this. Thank you.
Wow. I’m not sure what to say. Well done.
Well I’ll take that as a good thing. Thank you.
We all have a drug of choice, don’t we… Well done.
Yes we do. Thanks.
Great internal voice – so insidious, and so hard to ignore. Fantastic response to the prompt! Thanks for linking it up.
Thanks for the great compliment. I don’t know why but my mind went right to addictions with this prompt.
Fighting our demons is super tough.
Yes it is…no matter what those demons are.
Wow so much can be drawn from this little piece! If you had more words you could include the line when she stands up and kicks his ass! yee haw!! Seriously, this was really good. ❤
Thanks so much! I always wish I had a few more words, when I write for the gargleblaster 🙂
I like your emphasis on YOUR kind of pain, which gives me the sense that this particular demon makes the person feel that IT is the only source of relief, which is a devastating thought in the face of unhealthy habits or relationships. Great piece!
This one is full of unhealthy demons.