#FridayFictioneers – To Sleep

PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

George sipped his coffee while reading the latest draft not realizing it had gone tepid. He winced.  Probably for the best.  That cup marked the last of pot number two, and his nerves were standing on end.  Sleep would never come. Tomorrow would be misery.

Pushing the cup away, he reached instead for a glass.  One made for his “other” favorite liquid.

Wine flowed around the smooth curl of the glass.  Red essence crashed into itself, crimson waves breaking on an ocean shore.

He sipped and read and felt his jangled nerves untangle.  Perhaps sleep would come tonight after all.

WC: 100


#FridayFictioneers is a weekly blog link up hosted by Rochelle over at RochelleWisoff.com, where our gracious host challenges us to fathom a story based on that weeks photo prompt in just 100 words. Thanks Rochelle! You should totally check it out and perhaps try your hand at your very own 100 word story!

23 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers – To Sleep

  1. Reminds me of my early years at university. All those writing assignments I did while pulling all nighters. Coffee or Red Bull, no wine – that would have put me to sleep.

    The story captures a writer on a deadline.

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  2. I like your description of the wine, “crimson waves.” I think it’s going to take more than one glass to counter two pots of coffee though.

    It wasn’t until the third story I read featuring wine and coffee that I even noticed them in the picture. “Why does everybody keep talking about wine and coffee?” Durp!

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