Stories tagged “addiction”

  • I've quit smoking. (for the 27th time...)

    I was thinking—looking down at its burning ember end—and considering the fact that this could be my last cigarette, possibly ever. Thinking, what am I doing here? Breathing smoke, coating my lungs with god-knows-what, and all for a paltry t...

  • The Last Time

    “You could die you know.” It’s the first thing they always say, when they find out. “Every time you do it, you could die, just like that. You wouldn’t even see it coming. I want to punch them, to smack them so hard I send ...

  • Junkie

    She is sitting at the bar waiting when he strides through the door, and in an instant, everything that makes her her is gone, consumed. He is her heroin, blazing in the dim room like a lighter held under a spoon. And he knows it. It has been this way s...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Junkie (Challenge Entry)

    She is sitting at the bar waiting when he strides through the door, and in an instant, everything that makes her her is gone, consumed. He is her heroin, blazing in the dim room like a lighter held under a spoon. And he knows it. It has been this way s...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Addiction

    I can resist the siren call. I know I can. But from the glowing box, it calls to me, asking me to gaze upon its contents. To see flowing script and the iridescent jewels therein. But no! I must resist! Tempt me not my love, for I am a weak soul, my wil...

  • Ode To Taylor Swift

    I can’t stop. Not that I want to, though. Because its mezmerizing. It makes me feel like I’m alive. Gives me something to live for, you could say. Makes it all worth while. Well, I shouldn’t say it. Its more like she. Yes, she is alm...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Addicted to You

    I look in the mirror every morning. I do not see me…I see you. In the bed behind me you rise from under the covers and catch me about the waist. I caress your cheek and kiss you, deeply. We tumble and laugh like we’re kids. But we don’...

    • Author: Abby (LoA)
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Visitor - Revised

    The night was biting cold, but the barrel fire was tall and hot. Sparks rose like burning fireflies into the sky. A dozen of us were huddled in close when somebody passed a bottle into the circle. I had already had a pint of Old Crow myself and was fee...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Free Fall

    What a rush. The ancient lumbering C-47 falls away above me as I take to the sky. The roar of her engines morph into a hushed whisper of rushing air. The freedom is intoxicating, invigorating. I am in free fall, diving toward the earth at terminal velo...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One Last Drink

    “Don’t do it, Carl.” His sponsor’s voice echoed in his head. “Don’t throw away all those years of sobriety.” Carl wasn’t listening. He moved numbly through thickening snowflakes toward the Ajax Package st...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Last Race

    “I’ll only be a minute.” Said Joseph “You can warm up the van; I parked it close to the entrance.” Joseph sat in the damped track waiting for a moment of lightening to pass by. Joseph was gripping tightly to the ticket; which held his very la...

  • One Last Taste (Mature)

    “Come on man. Just one more taste. Then you can get on that train and do whatever you want when you get there.” He looked at the small line of white powder that had been cut up on the porcelain sink in the bathroom. I guess one last one won...

    • Author: Cid
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Solemn smoking

    Now there was only one left. He had been well stocked on cigarettes for the twenty-five or so years he had been smoking, working through a nice, steady, five packs a day. And, now, of all times, there was only only one left. The state of his life right...

  • A totally sensible phrase

    Damn, he thought, flying home. That can’t be true. The fires disagreed. Sweeping low, he could sense lifeless figures shambling aimlessly in the ruins. That old senile lizard is just having a joke at my expense. A faint glow on the horizon signal...

  • The Perfect Addiction (Mature)

    Once I read a true account by a man about his addiction and the great pains he suffered to hide his shame, his addiction. While I could relate to many of the items, I never saw any of it as addiction, I still don’t. Addiction is a word to make yo...

  • Caving In

    Two lumpy creatures with warty skin, large-ish yellow eyes, and breath that had been known to kill, looked on in horror at where their favorite fishing hole used to be. The moist earth of the ceiling had caved in- no more pool, and no more delicious fi...

  • Addiction

    Sunset Cold sweat Sweet syringe Obsolete silhouettes Fray together at the fringe

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Just Like You (Poem)

    Lie on night’s lawn Swallow oblivion By the gallon Get high but… “Ut-tut-tut! Come down Come dawn Come on COME ON! I know It’s not your fault I know I know I don’t care I just want you there Alive and there It’s no ...

  • Asp

    Warmth floods in and I start to seize Muscle quakes and tremors cease My eyelids shoot about, trapeze For a second I don’t even pant. For this, made from the strangest trees Can take away the hours to please My deepest, dark infirmities And all t...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Abuse; Fame; Sickness (Mature)

    Dismissed Pissed And discouraged Past abuses nourish Excuses as they flourish Key the Ignition Dashboard’s lit Listen To the radio system Smoke a cigarette Inch the volume Itching from valium Painful To numb Sniffing A palladium Of cocaine Someon...

  • The Box

    Gasping, I shoved hard against the lid. Weak light crept inside as I stood up. Or tried to. My legs gave out half way up and I fell against the wall. I was glad I’d shoved the coffin-shaped box against the wall or I might’ve hurt myself. Ev...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Price

    “Lorelei!” called a man at the end of the room. So, I finally had a name for the woman who’d taken everything from me. An odd name, but then again, who knew when or where she’d been born. “Yes, Jack?” Lorelei called ...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Pour me another one

    “Ess Eff Ess! Sober for Six!” They cheered, and he drank it in. Their celebration was grandiose, intoxicating, and in his honor. In the honor of his success. It was wonderful, and he reveled in the present – but with every joyous excl...

  • Needle-ss

    The blinking line on the screen moved to the right. The words “heroin” followed closely behind it. “You know, Jess, doing this to yourself night by night isn’t going to change anything.” said the man standing in the doorway. “What’s your ...

    • Author: soup
    • Posted over 3 years ago.