What Can Brown Do For You? (jeremyb) wrote,
What Can Brown Do For You?

Creative writing

The sun shone unexpectedly bright through the window.  During this time of year the sun wasn't supposed to shine, and after a night of heavy drinking, it was shining even brighter.  The taste in my mouth matched the pounding in my head, so I pulled the curtains shut and the room darked as if I had flipped the light switch.  The darkness subsided the pounding in my head, but the pain was quickly replaced by the pounding in my foot as I stubbed my toe on the bedpost in the darkness.  Curses I thought, feeling my way past the wretched bed, which looked like a drunk had spent the night, and found the bedroom door.  I opened the bedroom door and again, the sunshine greeted me in mocking fashion.  I yelled back, "I haven't seen you in two weeks, and today you decide to show up!"  The sun responded by shining even brighter as I stumbled my way across the hall to the bathroom.  Opening the medicine cabinet, whose mirror showed me a stranger, I grabbed the Advil and inhaled three, not wanting to wait for myself to get the water.  I gargled with a cap full of mouthwash and instantly felt ready to take on the world.  It's amazing the confidence a little Listerine can give you, or maybe it was the hangover.  My next stop was the front door.  It was an eternity away, but my exit from the cave that I call home.  I was still half asleep, completely hungover, and not even dressed, but I was ready to take on the world.
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