I was just in that mood.
Mostly because of the tense issue. But I think I hit 110 words exactly. Small consolation for some sub-par writing.
Other valiant souls have tried this prompt here.
We are bound together forever
by the cord that once connected us.
When you fall, I fall.
Your pain is my pain.
And it screams silently inside my heart.
I am exhausted from the effort of wanting to save you…
…depleted by my inability to let you go.
Drained dry by fear and imagination
By memory and projection
I pace the floor at night
I’m a deer caught in the headlights…
Of your addiction.
Reading the scrawled words in the back of my notebook surprised me. I thought I had known suffering. You’ve been gone almost five years… and now I finally understood the phrase, ‘a deer in the headlights’.