Six Sentence Story: Support

Her mind was a jungle, roaring for all that was whirling inside to come out and make sense, not only to her but all those around so they could share her feelings but most of all, her fears.

Sasha sighed, reached for the bottle and popped another two pills, hoping she could rejoin the normal world for a bit.

She clicked her locker shut and turned around almost bumping into Grant who hurriedly apologized fiddling nervously with his horn rimmed glasses, as she smiled a no problem and walked away.

Grant watched her leave and stopped recording on his cellphone that had captured the exact moment she’d taken the drugs, struggling with his conscience yet again, knowing full well the consequences if he returned empty handed to his editor who had asked for this story to cover next week’s front page.

Three university students had overdosed in the past year and he had agreed to go undercover and had succeeded in getting photos of Sasha with her pills, her hasty retreat into empty classrooms, where she’d curl up on the floor and shed a few tears, emerging with a forced smile and he’d even followed her home and seen her break down in front of a street singer, sobbing softly as he sang songs of regret.

As he stared down at the pictures that would make his career, Grant took in a deep breath, deleted the entire folder and waited by the stairs for Sasha to return, where he would now start his new, self-assigned task of making sure she didn’t end up like those other girls, whose sorrow and struggles and had gone sadly unnoticed by all those around.

Written for Six Sentence Stories:
Cue: FLOOR

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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10 Responses to Six Sentence Story: Support

  1. ivywalker says:

    Wow a reporter with a conscience stronger than the pull of the story…nice.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Good thing Grant is a nice guy. If he had been self-serving he would’ve given the videos to his editor. I’m glad he is going to help Sasha Instead.

    • swritings says:

      I wish journalists in the real world would listen to their conscience, rather than go for sensationalism or ratings! Thanks for your comment! 😊

  3. jeez! nice whole-story-in-six-sentences… I like it when someone manages this, you can just glimpse the back story (beyond the mention of drug problem) and the possible plot lines forward…

  4. oldegg says:

    Impartial and working diligently for a story or genuinely concerned enough to do something to help. Wish there were more like Grant to help rather than make a buck out of exploiting the situation.

    • swritings says:

      I agree! There is so much misinformation and disinformation in the media…. half-truths floating around… one wishes those in charge would listen to their conscience instead of focusing on ratings or simply their own prejudice…

  5. valj2750 says:

    Great story. I always enjoy reading what you have written. You had me in the first sentence. Her mind was a jungle. Grant wants to save her if she wants to save herself. You have left me, the reader, with hope for a happy ending.

    • swritings says:

      Gosh! Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words! I’m so glad you liked the story! You’ve analyzed her situation so well…if she wants to save herself…yes! The effort has to be from both sides.. Thank you again for your comment! 😊

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