Saturday, July 4, 2015

Because ...

‘Jess?’  The man shook the young girl’s shoulder.  ‘Time to go home.’

Her head rolled to one side revealing a halter top stained with vomit.

‘Jess?  Come-on, we need to get you cleaned up.’

‘Go away.’

‘You can’t stay here.’  The squalid room was littered with fast food wrappers, cans and bottles.  In one corner a couple were asleep on a filthy mattress.

‘I like it.’

‘You don’t like anything, including yourself.  You’re a beautiful person, Jess.  Why do you do this to yourself?’


‘That’s not a reason.’

‘Why do you care?’

‘Because someone has to until you do.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Anonymous said...

Oh, nicely done, Rob! I can definitely see this one as part of a larger story.

Anonymous-9 said...

Beautifully done, Rob. This one deserves special mention.