The Good Drunk

My category ‘Pictures & Stories’ are posts with me writing a fictional, creative short story about a picture.

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The Good Drunk –

Is she a drunk?  That eye, that smile, do they tell the story of who this woman really is?  What about a boxer?  Could she be a street fighter?  Who is this mysterious woman?

A busy, hectic and demanding day well demanded a drink!  The bar was unusually busy that evening with regular patrons partaking in their usual drinks of choice.  Who were all these other people here for the first time?  Why was the bar filled with people needing a drink or maybe needing each other’s company?  The music is loudly playing the songs of yesteryear from the jukebox and the clinking of glasses and voices of the people consume the space.  Noise is soon replaced with silence as the front door slams and the figure walks out of the shadows.

It is her!  But who is she and why is she here?

As she makes her way to the bar, the crowd begins to play the role of drinkers again and the music once again begins to play.  As she approaches the bar, the bartender asks for her request and quickly proceeds to fulfill it.  The Shirley Temple is sipped slowly as she focuses on the room of drinkers.  Those drinkers are drinking due to a busy, hectic and demanding day.  As her glass is emptied she turns around for another request while at the same time the patron next to her begins to rise from his barstool.  What takes place next will shock them both.

The man’s elbow firmly encounters this mysterious woman’s eye with severe force.  The knockdown takes place with a smash – the good drunk is down.

Who is this mysterious woman?

39 thoughts on “The Good Drunk

  1. Good people can sometimes get drunk… but there are no good drunks.
    I think she wakes with a start in A&E realises how drink has effected her life and from that day she begins her journey to health and happieness. The End “tah dah!” 😇

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    • Thanks dear, I appreciate the compliment. I started these posts with a different idea that has changed. Not quite sure where I am going just yet – I am creating as I go along. Hope your weekend is fantastic! 🙂

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