Stories tagged drugs

April

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...he thought often of the rollicking waves, of being pulled under, of being weightless and senseless...

Twenty-three-year-olds Shouldn't Be Writing Memoirs (Ch 3)

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"I had been devoutly nihilistic up until that moment, but from then onward..."

Twenty-three-year-olds Shouldn't Be Writing Memoirs (Ch 4)

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I began to expect the unexpected when it came to life in art school, considering how many preconceived notions of mine had fallen short.

Twenty-three-year-olds Shouldn't Be Writing Memoirs (Ch 5)

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"I felt the sky open that day, and time operated by a different universal logic than normal. I made contact with godlike entities and vomited up tarantulas and scorpions..."

Twenty-three-year-olds Shouldn't Be Writing Memoirs (Ch 6)

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"When I turned twenty-one, I didn't know how to act..." (Final Chapter)

Keep the Change

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Jacob could tell it was a man he had just walked past, a broken man with an olive green Vietnam era military jacket, a man who had probably served his country as honorably as anyone chosen at lottery and forced to kill for a subsistence wage…

Road to Nowhere

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I could smell a bold combination of cheap perfume, stale smoke, and sex excreting from her weathered pores. The bus engine hummed as we climbed a winding road. She scratched her neck and tried to finger comb through her knotted hair. I caught a glimpse of

The Criminal Intern

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"Look, Ted, I'm on a timer. It's really hell here, you can't imagine. And I have a chance to get paroled early, if you do me a solid."

Monkeytown excerpt 5

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The Stick

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When you finally got blood from the hard stick You spotted the backflash of red And said Thank God. The woman’s legs and arms Were everywhere, and you were in the middle Holding her down with one hand while wielding A butterfly in the other. You stuc

Down on the Pharm

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I found my patch by accident whilst out picking medicinals ta cover a load o' dead constrictors. I tested the patch in the traditional way an' got a bit stoned on jes' a nibble o' a fresh sprout. Course, everyone knows the sprouts 're more concentrated t

X, Chapter 2: Min

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She felt like every cell in her body was vomiting, like everyone in the coffee shop was talking about what a failure she had become, like her lungs were filled with charcoal dust and blood.

Dirt

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Terry sat there in the dirt, suddenly realizing he was thirsty and started to shuffle on his rear towards a mini fridge hooked up to a generator. He opened it and pulled out a Capri-Sun.

9th

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"They've got your number too man!" He points at my chest, jabbing the air. "They're watching us all man! Take me with you! We need to get out of Texas."

X, Chapter 5: Sense and Insensibility

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And, despite Min’s best efforts, they talked about Dad. Ruthie cried. Min wouldn’t. It was his fucking decision. But listening a few minutes longer to her sister, whose voice wobbled with the panic and despair of the discarded, she found herself crying fo