Thursday, January 21, 2010

55 Flash Fiction Friday #62: Too Much

"He called you what??"

"Morphine. Said it was his nickname for me."

"Well I can understand that to a degree. I can understand the intoxication for sure. And the addiction."

"'Too much can kill', he said"

He searched the mental quote archives and selected a suitable line.

"Every man dies. Not every man truly lives."*

*In case you're wondering, the line is from Braveheart
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Mama Zen said...

Romantic! A little dark, maybe, but romantic.

Susan Anderson said...

I remember the Stones, but Marianne Faithful wrote it! You should read the book by her. It was great. Your 55 is great too :)
I'm up as well HERE

SandyCarlson said...

I suppose her response in this story might be "not soon enough" to the first part of that quote. And may those who do live do so well and in the company of love.

G-Man said...

But a little can ease ALL pain!
Great Job Mojo..
You nailed this one good...Real Good!
Thank you so much for this fine contribution, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Ronda Laveen said...

That is what this flash is like: morphine--and I want more.

Janna said...

I like it. :)
A spoonful of romantic ideas, slowly simmered in angst and shadows.
Good stuff.

Thanks for doing Friday 55!
You can read mine right here.

Brian Miller said...

and to truly live would be to be with you got caught up in the rmanticism of the story and just continuing the lines. nice 55.

mine is up!

Susan at Stony River said...

Hmmmm, maybe...
'He wasn't right, in the head.'

Dark and lovely, I thought. And love that dose of Braveheart!

Nara said...

even love can be a way to hide from life. Great 55.

Mine is up Here

Peter Stone said...

I liked the double angle of 'romance' here, at first it seems he's alluding to its addictive qualities, then shatters it by "too much can kill."

My 55 is HERE

PS the Pratsie said...

liked this !!! loved the end quote :)