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100 Word Challenge – Week #61

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The challenge: 100 words including:

…. I woke with another headache …..

Out with it

I woke with another headache. What’s happened to me? I never used to be an….

It started with just a small one to calm my nerves before something difficult like a job interview. Then that didn’t seem to help, so it became a large one. And not just before difficult situations but before any social situations – even a night out with the guys. One large one to calm me down before an evening of heavy drinking. One or two. Or three.

Say the words, you scaredy-cat. Say them out loud, slowly and clearly: I. never. used. to. be. an. alcoholic.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

10 replies on “100 Word Challenge – Week #61”

Great story Miriam. I like the way you’ve charted the alcoholic’s journey from ‘a small one to calm my nerves,’ to the final admission of alcoholism. It’s a slippery slope that’s easy to fall down. I’ve seen it… I thought of this subject but changed my mind as I couldn’t get it quite right. Now that I’ve seen yours I’m glad I didn’t do it! Well written.

Great take on the prompt. I like the large one before the heavy drinking – they do say you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach.
You describe the gradual descent into alcoholism very persuasively.

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