This is one that I wrote with the help of my boyfriend adamvenezia.wordpress.com . He prompted me, then I wrote it, then he rewrote it. I think it’s a pretty successful compilation. It was also what inspired my effort to improve my craft. I think that this turned out well, and that everything I’ve written since has only gotten better and better. Enjoy!
Nicholas rocked back and forth, crumpled on the floor. “I feel like my head is going to explode!” he said. “I’m going crazy here. I can’t stand all these voices.”
Randal poured a tumbler of Scotch from a glass decanter. He held it down to Nicholas and said “Here. This will help.”
“Make it stop,” Nicholas said.
Randal rattled the ice cubes around in the glass to get his attention. “My private vintage,” he said.
“Make it stop,” he said again. Continue reading