We do for others because we don't know how to do for ourselves. We do for others because we feel it is the only way to make up for the damage we feel our craziness is doing to society. We do for others because it makes us feel good when nothing else in the whole world does, not even pills. We stay quiet and sit in the corner because others seem so much more needy. We require so little, you and I. A fact which does not sit well with others who would label us as too much to handle. When in truth, all those such as us really need is a bit of understanding, a bit of reciprocation, maybe a touch on the cheek once in a while and a sly wink. The rest of the world is needy. I'd rather be crazy. ~~Aimee

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


"What are you doing?!"

"Packing. What does it look like I am doing?"

"But why are you packing?"

"Johnnie and I are gettin' out of here. I can't take it anymore. I am suffocating."

"Where are you going? You can't leave me here like this. Were you even going to tell me that you were leaving?!"

"You know I love you but I can't take it anymore. I have to get out of here. I will come back for you I promise."


"I promise."

"Where are you going? How will I reach you if I need you?"

"Vegas. Johnnie and I are going to be showgirls in one of those casinos."

"You always were a good dancer. Take me with you?"

"You know I can't. Not yet."

"Will they put your name in lights?"

"I will send you pictures if they do."

"I am going to miss you."

"I am gonna miss you too".

"Oh Johnnie's outside. I have to go. Don't tell anyone. Here. Take this."

"What is it?"

"It's a couple hundred bucks. In case you need anything for school or whatever. Once I start working I will send you money, but don't give it to Mum. It's for you. For school. Understand?"


"Promise you won't give it to Mum. She will just shoot it up."


"I gotta go. I love you."

"I love you too."

"Ready?" Johnnie asks.

"Ready. Vegas here we come."


This was for a writing prompt at Studio 30+


AbsolutelyPrimed said...

Can I come?

Maasiyat said...

I thought you were driving?

Deus Ex Machina said...

Never been to Vegas. True story.
I can't dance. Truer story.
I've shot up twice. Two of the lowest moments of my life. Truest story.

Jules said...

LOVE it!!!

Yandie, Goddess of Pickles. said...

Wow, that was wicked. I'm having fun trying to figure out who the two characters are.. I'm thinking two siblings of a negligent/abusive household?

hed said...

Awesome. Now I want a part two..and three...



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