Monday, April 14, 2014

L is for . . . LAST CALL

Welcome to The Blogging from A-Z Challenge April 2014! This year, I’m offering up a story – each one 100 words or fewer - for each letter of the alphabet.

Some are heartfelt, poignant, sweet. Others are…not. 

I hope you enjoy them.

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LAST CALL

He rowed out onto the lake then slid into the water. He gulped it down, just like he did the vodka that wouldn’t kill him after all.

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32 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, how troubling. And what a punch this packs in just two sentences.

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  2. When I travelled frequently to Russia for work, the Russians served vodka for lunch. I never drank it, because I wanted to work after lunch too. I rather had å dark beer at night >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  3. Julie - you know how much I like to do that. Thanks!

    CA - I'm not much of a drinker in general, but I like the occasional darker beer.

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  4. Yikes! I wanted to pull him out of the water.

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  5. Excellent! You are so good at these shorts!

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  6. Tyrean - I think he was going to "drown" either way….

    Alex, Debi - thank you!

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  7. If this was the beginning of a novel, you'd have me hooked! :)

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  8. Wow
    Very powerful vision in just 2 sentences. Good job.

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  9. What a great idea for an A to Z theme! I'm going to have to go back and read the rest now. I'm visiting from the A to Z list, of course! Nice to "meet" you!

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  10. You do such an excellent job of these shorts. Very powerful.

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  11. Chrys - good to know. :)

    Doreen, Donna - thank you!

    Liz - nice to "meet" you, too. I hope you enjoy the previous stories and then come back for the rest of the alphabet. :)

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  12. Yikes! You are the queen of short and right to the point. Wow.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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  13. Wow! That IS powerful! I'm sitting here wishing I knew the rest of the story.

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  14. "He gulped it down," Says so much about his life. Excellent.

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  15. That is a good one, Madeleine. Yikes.

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  16. Susan K - thank you!

    Susan G - I'm pretty sure he was going to go sooner rather than later anyway….

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  17. I don't know how you do this, Madeline. So much pain wrapped up in just two sentences.

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  18. Such a powerful sentence. You are so good at these short stories! Amazing. I have truly loved reading all of your A to Z posts so far and I look forward to the next couple of weeks! :)

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  19. Oh boy, that's a good one and in only 2 lines! Good job! :)

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  20. Yowza! That little piece of flash fiction packed quite a punch.

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  21. Visiting from A/Z; great them you got going. Amazing to tell a touching story like this in less than 100 words. Very gripping!

    betty

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  22. Hi Madeline, the two lines are very powerful, they capture so much in those few words :)

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  23. Wow does this make you want to know more or what?

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  24. Patricia S - for me, flash and micro fiction are about getting to the heart of the story, whether that's pain or joy, etc.

    Patricia L - I think he had a sad, rough kind of life.

    Kristin - thank you so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying my work.

    Phoenix, Jay, Betty, Rachna - thank you!

    Tasha - agreed.

    Lisa - I hope so!

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  25. wow. you've said so much here with so little words...it's so sad and troubling.

    happy A to Z-ing.

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