Trifextra Week 96: Old Enemy

I stare at it.

It sits, staring back.

One stupid comment, and she’s gone.

My thumb caresses well-worn aluminum without thought.

I stop it, and my shaking hand reaches for the bottle.



Trifextra time! This weekend we are assuming that many of you are slogging your way through leftovers and family bickering (or is that just us?) and thus we’re going way easy on you.  This weekend we are asking for a 33-word free write.  Give us whatever you’ve got. 

Head over to Trifecta and immerse yourself in the worlds of some great writers. If you’re feeling frisky, join in the fun! Hope your holidays are good and may your future days be even better!

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn



20 thoughts on “Trifextra Week 96: Old Enemy

  1. That’s a hard demon to fight, even on the best of days. Well done!

  2. So sad, but beautifully written. You captured the trials of addiction so well.

  3. Picking up my blue one next week.


  4. Such a battle, well written and expressed.

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  6. “my shaking hand reaches for the bottle.” gets down to the nitty gritty of this. That chip is quite an accomishment for someone. Poignant!

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  8. Wow – really stark and emotional language here. Well done!

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  10. Heartbreaking work.

  11. “Thanks for sharing”
    this was heart wrenchingly good

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  13. A lot expressed in those 33 words.. Diane

  14. You made quite a powerful statement with a mere 33 words. Gut-wrenching stuff. Well done!

  15. So much struggle and story behind just 33 words. Very powerful!

  16. Thanks for linking up this weekend. Be sure to come back and vote for your favorites!

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