100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#169 – Agony


This week’s prompt: …so what time did you say it was?…

I awake. My face is buried in long grass. My mouth feels like a gravel pit.

My body doesn’t want to know what happened, or when.

My mind thinks, trains, planes, a ticket to somewhere.

I will my head to lift, survey the scene.

The scrub is thick. I listen no noise. Where am I?

The silence wraps around me.

I am suddenly afraid.

Is this death?

A pain in my leg answers the question.

It screams agony.

I panic.

I recall a voice: So what time did you say it was?

Written for: https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week169/

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9 Responses to 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#169 – Agony

  1. Lyn says:

    That was great, Michael. The prompt is so well used. I can see that as the opening of a much longer piece. It could go just about anywhere.

  2. mandy smith says:

    Sounds like a rough awakening after Dublin’s Irish pub crawl, Michael. 🙂

  3. Must have been quite a bender. I agree, this sound like it could work into something big. 🙂 All kinds of possibilities churn.

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