The Morning After

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Shockingly, this is another piece for creative writing, although a little darker than most of the things I post. It is VERY loosely based on an incident a friend told me about, I think he might laugh if he read it, actually. Anyway, i'd appreciate criticism, as this hasn't had proper time to go through the editnig process yet.

Submitted: March 20, 2008

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I don't remember exactly what game they were playing, at that particular LAN party; I was just there for the Pringles. They never really minded, or even noticed much when I hung around, and I've never been one to turn down free food. Anyway, it was sort of late that particular Friday, and I really had meant to get back to the dorm to study for my exams. It was hardly my fault, that as I was going down the hill, they were walking to opposite direction, and that she said, \"Hi\". I couldn't just walk by, so I stopped, and we talked; all of us, her and those two other guys. It also wasn't my fault when they started telling me about what they'd been doing. I mean, it's none of my business what chemical pleasures they choose to indulge in, and I didn't ask to be told. I wish they'd never told me, but it wasn't my place to go judging their lifestyle. No, not my place, not my business, and certainly not my responsibility... How could I have known? How could I have even guessed that they were going to do such a thing? Is it my job to monitor everyone who I talk to? I'm not a shrink... I'm not some kind of mind reader... Those bodies they found the next morning were victims of suicide, of heroin overdose, not me. It wasn't my fault. It wasn't. And I'll keep telling myself that until I believe it.


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