Friday Fictioneers: Rise Above

The light poured in Teresa’s window causing her to stir. Her lips were parched and her head ached. Slowly she rose from the bed feeling bruised and beaten. She made her way to the bathroom, her feet cold against the linoleum. She washed her face and looked right. The sun was just coming up, and its light danced mockingly across the rooftops.

She wanted nothing more than to go back to bed but knew she had to face the day.

She switched on the television and her stomach flipped as the reality set in. She turned the volume down and reached for her “medical marijuana”.

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This week’s PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

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47 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Rise Above

  1. You know it’s a bad day when you’re reaching for the medical marijuana first thing in the morning! A really good, spare piece of writing there Dawn – really conveys her emotions too. Great stuff

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  2. Dawn, you have written about your name! I trust its not your experience!
    Call me a fanatic if you want, but I would recommend turning to the Lord in prayer. Great antidote to know He is still on the throne Ps 47!

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  3. It’s like that sometimes – just feels like any other morning, until you tune in to the news. I like your ending. I hope her medicine makes her feel better.

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  4. I say if it gives relief and helps a person get through a rough day due to illness it should be prescribed. I read several more states in the U.S. voted on it. Good writing, Dawn. 🙂 — Suzanne

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