Wednesday

The Empty Bottle

The empty bottle rolled across the floor and came to a sudden stop with a clank against the leg of the table. I looked over to the couch and could see, if barely in the dusk light, the outline of a prone body. One arm thrown across his face, the other to the side and leaning on the floor, likely the source of the fallen bottle.

I shouldn't be surprised, I tell myself. The signs were there. The stress, the anger, the late nights, the depression, pills and finally drinking.

Stupid writing challenges.

Apparently this is part of a Writing Challenge. To see more, go to www.WeWorkForCheese.com . Today's theme is The Empty Bottle.


Empty

24 comments:

  1. Ha, ha great little tale. Who was it said I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy?

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    1. I think I heard it on MASH but I think it comes from long before.

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    2. Dr. Demento lives in all of us!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-kn0JG5p4

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    1. People have been badmouthing Scotch in other comment threads during this competition. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one around here who appreciates a good glass of Scotch, Shawn.

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    2. Who was badmouthing scotch? Send me the link. I am going to straighten them out!

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  3. Writing challenges have a lot to answer for.

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    1. I was trying to come up with 28 excuses not to participate. It's turning into 28 blog posts.

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  4. Wow. All that from a bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper. I knew that stuff would kill you.

    ;)

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    1. Coca Cola and Diet Dr. Pepper. A nasty combination.

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    2. Take the Coke, add some rum, and save the Diet Dr. Pepper for after the challenge.

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  5. Ain't it the truth? You notice I'm only writing every other day. Need a day in between to sober up!

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    1. I actually skipped a day. Had an idea but couldn't publish. It may happen again. At least it's not a leap year.

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  6. Big baby. It hasn't even been a week.

    You could've shared ya know.

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    1. I figure it will get worse in week two.

      I would have shared. But I drank it all.

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  7. I love the writing challenges...plus, I'm out of vodka. :(

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    1. The ads pay for the alcohol.
      Well not really. Maybe eventually.

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  8. We're less than a week into the challenge, and I already feel kind of wiped out. This post is so very apt, Shawn.

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    1. 20 days to go and I have two stories written.

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  9. I think Nicky mistook the phrase "one day at a time" as a suggestion for a 28 day blog challenge. We're all out here dying for a drink after writing each post.

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