Friday, June 7, 2013

Trifextra: The Final Straw

 Trifextra: Week Seventy One


The challenge is to write a complete story in only three sentences.



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Waking up groggy in the hospital, Megan cursed that her suicide attempt had not worked even though she had taken supposedly enough medication that should have done the job long before her roommate was to come home. If only she had the guts to slash which she knew would be fool proof.

After the required 72 hours in a psych unit, she was released, already planning to use her razor blades when she returned home.






18 comments:

  1. Arg. Loved the storytelling, so well done, but what a grim outcome.

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  2. Oh, I want her to fail...Powerful little story!

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  3. You know it's scary to think some people do that. They never give up. Very realistic and heartbreaking too. :(

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    1. Yes, I know. It's scary and definitely heartbreaking.

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  4. I hope someone intervenes with the right words before she can find the blades.

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  5. Thank you to all who read and commented. I know this was intense but with 3 sentences, it almost had to be.

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  6. This hits home, unfortunately, as I have someone in my life who has recently gone through almost exactly the same struggle. You've written this strongly and respectfully. Very, very well done.

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. When I was a therapist, I had several clients who I never knew if I'd see the next session. I know that struggle. Lots of support and love to get beyond it. Appreciate your sharing.

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  7. Ah, that's grim ): Good job with the prompt!

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  8. Ohh poor thing! Wish something so good comes by that she changes her mind... Quickly enough. Nice one Maggie.

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  9. Part of me wanted to help her in her suicide, since she was so intent on it. Excellent, if sad, tale.

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  10. Very real and sad portrayal. Very well done.

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  11. Ah... we both went suicidal this time... interesting.

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  12. Quick learner, eh? Gruesome.

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  13. Wow. This is really intense Maggie! Great job capturing the internal struggle and that intent some people have to end it all. Grim, but really well done!

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Means a lot coming from you!

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  14. Thank you to all who commented. Was gone all day yesterday and most of Saturday. Behind in individual thank yous. Much appreciated!

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