Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday 55

It's that time again...even if I'm a little late today.  Write a story in 55 words, then go share it with the G-Man.



The package’s return address signaled a ticking time bomb.   
Opening it was verification.

On top, a book. 
 “The Power of Positive Thinking”
Beneath, an angry explosion of family mementos and old photos, 
one ripped apart.

It was…sad. 
Reality skewed by refusing meds.
The sender’s mental illness was winning.

Returning family photos didn’t erase the family.

15 comments:

steven said...

that's electric! steven

Thom said...

ACK! quick get my meds!!!! . Need some white out maybe? LOL Great story

Monkey Man said...

That's some sick thinking. I think I know this person. Great 55.

gautami tripathy said...

Nothing can erase memories either....

order of the day

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I hope this was merely fiction, Hope. Heart-wrenching 55.

Brian Miller said...

yeah and i do counseling with them...

savannah said...

this was an incredible read, sugar. now, come on over and see some funny cards! ;~D

xoxoxoxo

Larry said...

Hopes Questions

Yes I thought I'd play again thanks for choosing...

Larry said...

Hopes Questions

Yes I thought I'd play again thanks for choosing...

Jannie Funster said...

Family dynamics can be pretty tricky indeed.

I am wondering now if this is true, but will not be nosy and ask. :0

And guess what? It's high time I made YOU your very own special friend sidebar button and post it on my site! I have one before yours, so yours should be up in 5 to 6 days! And hey, what are your favorite flowers? I'll design it around them.

xo

Ponita in Real Life said...

Ah, very well done, Hope!

Titus said...

Stunning, sad, strong. And that's a great final line.

Mama Zen said...

That is so tragic!

G-Man said...

I feel that there is a back story here somewhere....
Excellent 55 Hope.
Perfectly written.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Peggy said...

Family family family.
We have some in our family just like your famil...I mean story!
Am doind ok, still wrangling my own family situations.

Have a good week my friend!