And now my 100 word story:
Martin thought back on the last few months. He didn’t understand it. He used to be in control. He controlled his wife, his children; his subordinates. He controlled his feelings, his thoughts, and his actions.
He had done it for so long it had become second nature to him but lately he had felt it begin to slip away.
The headaches were getting worse. He wasn’t sure if things slipping away were creating his headaches or his headaches were making things slip away.
He reached into his pocket, pulled out his prescription bottle, popped two pills and swallowed hard.
“That’s better” he told himself.