Friday Fictioneers: Insanity

My favorite challenge is Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle Wisoff Fields where we are challenged to write a 100 word story with a beginning, middle and end. Here’s my entry.

Insanity
Insanity

I told him we could find an easier and softer way of ending our relationship before he smashed me against this wall. I told him when he bought me I was built to serve the likes of Jimmy H., not someone who could not play “May had a little lamb”.

We had a great band: Peter T on synthesizer, Roger D on guitar, and Keith M on Drums.

He realized his life was becoming unmanageable. He was sick and tired of being sick and tired. He had tried one day at a time but it didn’t work. Insanity! Peace!

21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Insanity

    • Danny James October 28, 2013 / 9:47 am

      Thanks! Actually, “One Day at a Time” is a slogan of A.A. There are other references to his problem. “An easier and softer way” for example. No one has caught it yet.

      DJ

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  1. MissTiffany October 25, 2013 / 10:30 am

    Haha, loved it. I wonder if he has any regrets now, looking at the broken pieces.

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  2. rochellewisoff October 25, 2013 / 6:18 am

    Dear Danny,

    RIP John Entwistle, although it could hardly be said that he couldn’t play. You made me Google for details. Nice one.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Danny James October 25, 2013 / 8:50 am

      He was one of the best. His synthesizer was tormenting him.

      DJ

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  3. dmmacilroy October 25, 2013 / 6:18 am

    Dear Danny,

    Your story had me off on a wild goose chase learning about John Entwhistle. He could play, so I guess that wasn’t him. Good story, nevertheless.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    • Danny James October 25, 2013 / 8:51 am

      It was John E. He was one of the best guitarist ever. See my reply to Rochelle. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  4. Joanna (Lazuli Portals Trilogy) October 25, 2013 / 5:38 am

    Like Janet, I switched gears at the second sentence, and read on with a fresh understanding. Perhaps *Doctor* Who could have fixed it with his sonic screwdriver?! 😉

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    • Danny James October 25, 2013 / 8:53 am

      Nice comment. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my post.

      DJ

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    • Danny James October 24, 2013 / 4:37 pm

      Bingo. You win one of the prizes. There’s another plot in there.

      DJ

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    • Danny James October 24, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks! The band is the “Who” btw. Another clue lurks in there.
      DJ

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  5. sustainabilitea October 24, 2013 / 9:10 am

    Your opening line had me thinking of abuse (of a woman),then you switched gears. Hopefully he’ll have peace now.

    janet

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