The bottle had the skull and crossbones on it. Was it poison? Was it something else?
Jeffrey wasn’t so sure as he swayed in the breeze, after a night of drinking. He wasn’t ready to stop drinking and he was eyeing the bottle that he found. But even in his state of mind, he wasn’t sure.
He took out his glasses and put them on to read the bottle.
“Don’t drink … not healthy … bad for you … “
Not all the words made sense. But he knew the bottle was saying it wasn’t good for him. A crow flew over him making a sound that startled him. He looked up, but didn’t release his hand on the bottle. Could that be a sign?
He tried to remember what happened last night. How did he get to this point?
Jeffrey thought he had been somewhere in a boat or on the water somehow. Maybe not, but water was definitely part of the night.
Then he remembered an amazing feast! There was a king there, wearing a great and shiny crown! For dinner, it was much seafood … including fresh crab legs – his favorite. Following the amazing dinner, the King showed Jeffrey through his kingdom, and ended the evening with a great circus under a big top.
It was amazing!
Something was prickling at Jeffrey as he started to move. There were a few empty bottles near him. But his back was hurting and he couldn’t figure why. Then he looked around and realized he was … in a landscaping business yard. And he had chosen a cactus to lean against.
What in the world had he done the night before?
Before he could be caught though, he quickly stumbled to his feet, and tried to wander off swearing he’d never get like this again.
LINKUP FOR MAY 13
Story Challenge No. 10 linkup will be posted on May 27ish! Here is the photo for that one (Back to the Fantasia set!):
This is part of the Story Cube Challenge, a bi-monthly blogging challenge hosted here. Feel free to join up with us for the next one and tell others!