Friday Fictioneers: Doomed World


I live in a doomed world, I think grimly as I huddle in the dark corner of the Red Mountain Market and Deli, my go-to grocery store some 20 years ago. Teeth clattering, hands shaking, I reach into my jacket pocket for my trusty bottle of Ibuprofen. Great, final two.

After a moment of hesitation, I pop them into my mouth and crush them with my teeth, waiting for the pain to subside. The bitterness no longer bothers me, not after 5 years.

What is happening to this world? I wonder.

This world’s going to hell, that’s what’s happening. My subconscious replies.

(100 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.

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