Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Family Matters

My newest micro fiction piece for Three Word Wednesday. Hope y'all like this one.



Amber gave no thought to controlling the amount of pressure she applied to the flesh of her wrist with the razor. By that point, she was beyond caring how big a mess she made in her mother’s life.

13 comments:

Daydreamertoo said...

Cutting is such an awful thing to both feel the need to do and to be the one who has to try and understand the reasoning behind it and try to offer help.
With razors in the prompt words, what other thoughts can they produce but either shave or cut.
Very nicely said!

Angel said...

I have saw a few that used it in a romantic way, but most have been about the literal sense of the word.

Sheilagh Lee said...

oh so sad that she felt this way.

Chris said...

It happens in real life too, sad.

Bethe77 said...

It is so sad to think that one would want ot cut themselves and not care about themselves or others. I know that this happens so much. It breaks my heart. I wonder what torments a person. Good write!
Blessings

Angel said...

Thanks so much for reading, y'all. It is very sad that people have to go to these lengths and hurt themselves.

jaerose said...

Or maybe the mess is by the mother's hands..just a thought..Jae

Angel said...

Could be, Jae, you never know.

Denise Moncrief said...

Wow, on point micro flash. Great use of the prompts, told the story very precisely. She didn't care what mess she left behind. Suicide is often that way.

Angel said...

I agree, Denise. Often, by that point, I believe they are hurting too much to care about anything but easing the pain.

dandelion girl said...

Very powerful use of the three words.

Peter Dudley said...

As a parent, I don't understand how a mother could ever be so selfish as to drive a child to this point. I realize that it does happen, but I don't understand it.

Angel said...

It is sad when people feel like there is no other option left.