It’s been a long time since I’ve entered to write for ”100 Word Song” at Lance’s My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog.
The rules are: Write a 100-word story inspired by a song.
This week’s song is Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”
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I horked up a phlegmy gob and spit it in my hand. It jiggled like lime-green silly putty. An infection. Fuck. No surprise given two weeks without sleep to meet an impossible deadline. I popped a honey lozenge and sucked it against the roof of my mouth. Medicinal saliva coated my throat providing some relief, but not much.
My eyes watered as I reread the transcripts for the umpteenth time—witness testimony, family impact statements, defense and prosecution documents. Deciding life imprisonment or death for a fifteen-year-old child. What had become of our civilization?
The chokehold around my throat intensified.
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