Consumed

Copyright -Kent Bonham

Copyright -Kent Bonham

In apartment 205 Lucy’s alarm screamed repeatedly to be silenced as the midday sun berated it through parted shutters. There had been no need for Lucy to set the alarm, she was let go on Friday. All that hard work, all those long hours at the office, had been for nothing.

Perhaps she had forgotten the alarm was still set for Monday morning when she poured a tall glass of wine Saturday night. Perhaps she set it on purpose as a way to pull her back to reality as she popped pill after pill, finishing off the bottle of wine.

—–100 words—–

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15 thoughts on “Consumed

  1. A sad little tale. Good use of the endlessly repeating alarm.

    janet

  2. Sad story. Though no job is worth dying for.

  3. Oh, too sad… though, so well written..! 😉

  4. Parul says:

    Unfortunate.. And more scary than any ghost story..

  5. Linda Vernon says:

    I love stories like this. I want to know more about Lucy! 😀

  6. Penny L Howe says:

    I liked it. You set the stage well with the alarm and her backstory! Nicely done! 🙂

  7. Ya, you kinda depressed me there… well done. Seriously though, well done. 🙂

  8. Hope she can shake that.

  9. troy P. says:

    This one also gave me chills. Very sad chills.

  10. I can feel the pain dripping out of the words. That’s a great detail, keeping the alarm set as a anchor to normalcy while everything else is falling apart.

  11. elappleby says:

    A sad tale – I like the alarm clock screaming away pointlessly.

  12. Very sad, but unfortunately way to real

  13. Dear Jenn,
    Your story is frought with emotion and chilling in its reality.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

  14. JulesPaige says:

    One bottle of wine. The alarm as a reminder to wake up. The pills…dramatic, but we all know Lucy can do better! All jobs are temps, if you look at it that way it might be easier to move on…

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