99-word story – Rush

It had started with the small stuff, little baggies tightly wrapped to give you a taste. They’re just the gateway to the hard stuff, where your miserable dealer ramps up the price because they know you’ll do just about anything for your fix.

You feel the call, the throb, imagining the sickly-sweet touch on the tongue, the rush as it hits that sweet spot, the emptiness as all other thoughts leave your head, and there’s nothing but the tide roaring through you…

Mike snuck down the alleyway, tearing the wrapper off the dark chocolate bar. He had a problem…


Postscript – I wrote this story yesterday. Today, in my news feed on FB, this story came up. Truth and fiction, eh? http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/can-you-really-get-high-snorting-chocolate 



43 thoughts on “99-word story – Rush

  1. There is nothing quite like a yummy bar of Belgian dark chocolate! Ideally with whole hazelnuts buried in it. Or, dipped in chunky 100% peanut butter. Or, a waffle coated with it. I do not have Mike’s problem, however. Although you might think differently when I post the photo of all the chocolate I brought back from Belgium… 🙂

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  2. Its what they tried to make Amy Winehouse go to rehab for…
    Funny story. It isnt that far fetched, sugar and salt are as addictive as cocaine, they light up the brain like guy fawkes. And tbh chocolate tastes alot better than drugs too.

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  3. I don’t mind the odd choccie bar but if it ceased to exist overnight I wouldn’t miss it. I don’t get a buzz off chocolate, or caffeine for that matter.
    I’ve heard that crystal meth is quite the thing though…

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  4. This is very well done Al. I thought for a minute you were talking about something much harder than chocolate. And no, for once, I’m not talking about what you think I’m talking about 😛

    Really well written!

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  5. Everyone here knows better than to mess with my chocolate. I’m all in, and this is a problem I can handle. Just throw me one square a day, and I’m tame enough. 🙂


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