Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Up in Smoke

This is my micro fiction entry for the Three Word Wednesday prompt.



Jared knew to pacify the demons he would have to do it again. He didn’t want to. Dread filled him at the thought, but he knew he had no other choice. He couldn’t fight it any longer. Fingers shaking, he lit the cigarette, his fragile grasp on willpower broken.

15 comments:

pia said...

Really shows the pull of cigarettes. I wanted one earlier and haven't smoked in years--but promised myself I would just kill myself if I went for a cigarette. Quicker and easier. The urge ended as quickly as it came

ThomG said...

Tight little story, great grasp of detail.

ThomG said...

Tight little story; great pace and fine detail for being so compact.

Donna Thacker said...

That said so much in so little words!Less really is more.

anthonynorth said...

Ah, willpower is so difficult at times.

Tammy Brierly said...

You got me! lol Clever

Timothy P. Remp said...

Very Good. I think you captured addition very well. We all have own demons.

-Tim

Mine is here: http://timremp.blogspot.com/

Angel said...

Thanks for reading, y'all. Gald you liked it.

Pia, I hope you can keep resisting the urge. I so wish my hubby would quit again!

Dee Martin said...

wow thanks a lot. now I want one...

Jay Thurston said...

Good one Angel, captures the battle of will power vs addiction nicely.

Angel said...

Thanks, Jay. Dee, I hope you were stronger than my character!

Amity said...

Hi Angel;

Very nice use of the prompts.

My hubby was like that 5 years back. He was always defeated. But thank God, he has finally overcome it and is no longer tempted in any way!

Thanks for sharing.

Angel said...

Glad to hear that, Amity. Congrats to him!

Stu Pidasso said...

pretty powerful for so short a write. That is a good thing. I would suggest youtry 15Words or less over at Laura Purdie Salas, site on Thursdays. Nice write!

Cheers and thanks for stoppig by my place.

Angel said...

Thanks, Stu, I'll check into the other site.