High Life


Crystal sat cross-legged on the sand across from Marcus.

He shook his head. “Look at those idiots,” he pointed to a group of boys jumping off the cliff into the rocky water below.

Crystal scrunched up her face, squinting. “Stupid,” she agreed coughing and giggling. “Stupid little boys.”

“Exactly. Like little boys trying to prove something to…whatever,” Marcus snickered. “Grow up!” he shouted. They both laughed. “Stupid adrenaline junkies.”

“Yeah. Morons. That’s wicked high. Jumping from Horizon Point should be, like, illegal.”

“Totally,” he sighed and laid his head in Crystal’s lap. “Hey, pass me the joint. You’re hogging.”



April 22 Prompt: Vice (Write a story that includes a vice–or multiples, if you are so daring)

Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch

23 thoughts on “High Life

    • Oh my gosh, I’m so glad because is it okay to say that I did, too? 😀 I knew I wanted to do something different with the prompt, “vice”, but the story being told from the perspective of these two crept into the writing. (You know I’m a pantser.) Hypocrisy at its finest.


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