neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FF/100words/18/02/2017

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

HIGH ON LIFE

By Neel Anil Panicker

Esther Manuel Gomez was your regular teen, hell bent on exploring life, ever effervescent and knee deep in pranks.

Miss Cheerful always carried with her an infinite number of smiles and laughter that she distributed to all and sundry, especially the needy.

The last when I saw her and that was a couple of years ago, she was breezing past her final year at college while the weekends saw her warming the seat at a beautician’s front desk.

A phone call brought me back to town.

“ She’s dead. Overdose of drugs”.

Everyone was shocked, not least I, her brother.

(c)neelanilpanicker2017  # fiction  #shortstory #100words

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. See here to join in and to read the other stories.

17 February 2017

 

 

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18 thoughts on “neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FF/100words/18/02/2017

  1. Dear Neel,

    It’s often those “happy” people we least expect that leave us wondering why we didn’t see the signs. I’m sure his sister went out of her way to hide her feelings from him. The last line is punch to the gut. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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