42 Flash Challenge – January 8, 2016 Day 8

Congratulations.  You’ve not only survived the first week of 2016, you’re starting in on the second.  You deserve a treat.

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Today’s Prompt: Select a prompt from FlashMob or New Beginnings

Author: mtdecker

Just your average writer- which is to say, I have a full-time job developing and testing software.

One thought on “42 Flash Challenge – January 8, 2016 Day 8”

  1. Using both prompts from Flashmobwrites:

    Love Like Poison
    M.T. Decker

    Your love’s like a drug, flowing through my veins. I know I shouldn’t want you, but the more I have the more I need. I know you will ruin me— how can it be otherwise?

    I love you more than air, yet when I am with you I can feel myself suffocating. I cannot be what you want me to be… an extension of yourself.

    How can I, when I hardly know myself. I want you, I want to be with you and be yours in every meaning of the world, but that would kill me.

    Yet you draw me in with your intoxicating smile and the promise of days to come— yet part of me sees through the euphoria and I know it cannot last.

    How can it?

    Your love is like a slow rain in a shallow grave and I would drown before I even realized it was over and then I hear you speak the simply truth and know it is the same for you.

    “I shouldn’t love you like I do. How can either of us survive when we are lost in us?”

    Those words free me and scare me at the same time. We are no longer you and me, but us… and that is the drug I fear.

    Reaching the point where I don’t know where I end and you begin, you curl me up inside you and together we breathe. How can we share that— and survive it’s loss?

    “Letting go is easy… and its the hardest thing I’ll ever ask you to do,” you tell me and I can’t help but smile. “Let me live through your eyes… in your heart… and you in mine for whatever comes our way.”

    You never could simply say ‘will you?’ With you it has to be a challenge. And I, of course, must accept.

    “It’s the only way to go.”

    315 words


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