Lunacy

7F0F57D0-63EB-4D2B-B32E-946DD186DE48“I’m sorry, really I am, but I needed a fix bad,” Meg said.

“Let me guess,” Dwayne said. “You didn’t have any money so you turned tricks to get enough money to buy you some heroin.

Well, it weren’t so much turning tricks as, you know, having what they call a tryst,” Meg said.

“A tryst?” Dwayne laughed. “Well ain’t you the fancy pants.”

“Wipe that smug smile off your ugly mug, Dwayne,” Meg said. “It’s none of your goddam business what I do.”

“Do you wanna know what the definition of lunacy is, Meg?” Dwayne said. “It’s doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“Yeah, so?”

So I’m taking you to rehab right now before you end up dead, little sister.”


Written for these one-word prompts: Scott’s Daily Prompt (heroin), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (tryst), Ragtag Daily Prompt (mug), and Word of the Day Challenge (lunacy).

16 thoughts on “Lunacy

  1. Sadje November 19, 2018 / 4:38 am

    Great post. You have highlighted an important issue.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 19, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Yes it is and one that we still don’t adequately address in our society.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sadje November 19, 2018 / 8:04 am

        Too true. Have seen young adults like the one you described quite often. So sad!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Shweta Suresh November 19, 2018 / 7:18 am

    You managed to weave a story out of multiple prompts. Well done, Fandango!

    Like

  3. Marilyn Armstrong November 19, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Where, unless he can prove legally (like in court) she’s batshit crazy, she has to check herself in and can just as easily check herself out. Been there. Done that.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 19, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      Well, maybe she’ll do it…check herself in…for her brother, if not for herself.

      Like

  4. leigha66 November 24, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Sadly she has to want to quit or it won’t last, and even then it might not happen. Good write!

    Liked by 1 person

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