Friday, August 28, 2009

Painkillers

Billy looked up, blood leaking from the cut at the corner of his mouth, and smiled at the big man.

"What'er you smiling at now, ya freak?"

Chants of "Get 'em Tony" and "Kick his ass" and "Kill 'em" rose from the grim-faced chorus.

A steel-toed riding boot caught Billy's chin and rattled his molars together. His hands slipped on sweat and blood and urine, and his bare chest collided with the roadhouse floor. It was more pain that he imagined, really, even after the bottle of Vicodin he swallowed fifteen minutes ago, before striping to his underwear, strolling into the bar, and spitting in Big Tony's beer.


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Yeah, I know. I know. WTF? Friday is time to exercise my writing muscle in a no-rules kind of way. Sometimes it works...sometimes it might be a little painful...

10 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Too bad vicodin doesn't work that fast.

Horror Girl said...

experimenting is good hopefully for writing. i keep telling myself this as explanation for all the stories i start and don't finish.

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - Billy needed to do some research.

Samantha - We can hope. Makes a good excuse, anyway.

onipar... said...

Even for an exercise, it was still good. I like the utter weirdness of his stripping down to his underwear.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I especially enjoyed the nudity.

Cate Gardner said...

I like... I need me some viowhatsit, painkillers in the UK kick in about an hour later and work their magic for about thirty minutes.

katey said...

I dunno, Jamie. Taken on an empty stomach that stuff will hit me pretty hard and fast!

Not WTF at all, Aaron-- loved it. Snippets like this make the world go round and stories grow. Nicely done.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ouch! ouchie ouch! But well written ouch. :)

Brendan P. Myers said...

Not sure which brand of Vicodin Jamie's taking. It ain't the good kind.

(Perennial kidney stone sufferer who can vouch for fifteen minutes being more than enough time.)

Akasha Savage said...

I liked that, obviously your writing muscle is in good working order.