Jun 20, 2013

The Release

“I can’t take it anymore.” I want to put an end to it all”.

Even through the phone she could hear the pain and desperation in his voice.

“But you can’t, it’s against nature”

“I don’t care, It’s too much to bear”.

He slammed down the phone and sat looking at the pills for a long moment. Finally he picked them up and swallowed them quickly.

Then he leaned back, closed his eyes and waited for the release.

After a while he opened his eyes and smiled. The painkillers sure made his migraine go away in a jiffy.

Naturopathy be damned!


This Drabble was written in response to this week's  Write Tribe Prompt.
A Drabble, for the uninitiated is a short story of exactly 100 words. 



67 comments:

  1. Arre wah! I was thinking again one of 'those' posts. Thank God you did not disappoint. Good one!

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    1. Ahh my dear. I aim not to disappoint !
      Whatta mean "those posts" :P

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  2. Good one! And though I have been writing 100 word stories, I never knew till now that they are called Drabble! You live and learn :)

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    1. Thanks ! Somehow I love the word Drabble !

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  3. I love the twist. Yeah, naturopathy be damned

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  4. Naturopathy be damned? I'm calling Sangeeta immediately! ;)
    Nice one, Ruchira. And thanks for educating me on the word drabble - I was clueless!

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    1. LOL ! she will whack me if she sees this :P

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    2. ha hah...those painkiller are life savers even if you sing naturopathy songs all the time :-)
      #realitycheck

      And this 100 word post is something I am feeling inspired by. Let me try one. You built up excitement and gave it a fun twist so naturally :-)

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  5. Hahaha!! Awesomely attempted Ruchira! End tak end nahi pata chala!

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    1. Thats how I wanted it to be ! Ki end tak end na pata chale !

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  6. Hahahahaha! What an anti-climax.

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  7. Kya twist tha... loved it!

    Arvind Passey
    www.passey.info

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  8. Drabble -- thanks for educating on what that meant. And, yeah sometimes the faster remedy is so worth. I've suffered from headaches and I know the lure of that painkiller :). Nicely penned.

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    1. Thank you ! Well the lure of painkillers is strong but then so are the side effects !

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  9. haha
    cool ending. I hope my migraine ends that fast :-/

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  10. LOL!! :D Loved your drabble :)

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  11. Hah! Kya unnatural twist tha! I didn't even know this kind of short story telling had a name!

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  12. Hahaha...nothing like allopathy for a quick fix.

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  13. I thought it was heading for.......
    I liked the twist in this

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  14. Awesome :) I want to try... no not naturopathy, 100 words stories :)

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    1. You should ! I would love to read them !

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  15. The header looks beautiful... almost unreal.

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  16. Drabble, learnt a new thing.

    Migraine, I can relate to that!

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  17. Ruchira.. This had a damn cool ending.. When I get migraines.. All I wish to do is shoot the ache or the head.. Phew.. U made it quite an experience.. Like so many readers I learnt abt Drabble,.Thank U :D

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    1. yeah I know .. I get them very rarely but makes me want to bang my head somewhere !

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  18. Nicely written, Ruchira. I should try these drabbles, too. They are really fascinating.

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  19. Loved your story and will try this form of writing soon.

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    1. Thank you Sulekha. Id love to read what you have written !

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  20. I know the migraine feeling and can totally identify! :) I never knew drabble meant that. Short and sweet drabble it is. :)

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    1. Thank you ! I have migraine rarely but god is it bad !

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  21. Against nature? Just when I allowed myself to think of the most terrible things that those two words could mean, along comes the life saver.

    Very amusing, Ruchira.

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  22. LOL :D That's a good one!
    I know how harrowing is the migraine pain... true naturopathy be damned!

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    1. when you have a migraine, all you want is pain relief! !

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  23. Nice one. I was wondering where the story was going. Relieved that it ended with just taking a medicine pill.:-)

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  24. Wow, I was wondering if this was going to end in a suicide. Nicely done. Those migraines are the worse!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Migraines are bad ! Glad you liked the Drabble. Welcome here !

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  25. I wa shalf expecting this to be a seriious story but what a twist :)

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  26. Fantastic! The man looks so tortured - it's difficult to turn the pic around and make it into a light hearted drabble. Thanks for that word. Glad to have found your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much and welcome here !

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  27. Same like Kathy, I thought he ended his life but ended with happy note.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading the Drabble Gany. Welcome here !

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  28. ha! such an interesting twist in the tale :D you led us on ahaan :D

    Richa

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  29. The final lines, the twist is really good :)

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  30. Very Nice twist!!
    First time to your Blog :-)
    Glad to find your Blog!!

    Priyaa
    http://meintheblogosphere.blogspot.in/search/label/Write%20over%20the%20weeked-blogadda

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