Friday Fictioneers: Infinite

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr

Infinite

“You can’t run from your problems forever.”

It was the last thing Ashley, the love of his life, said to him. In reality, she could never be his priority. She could never be more than second best. Ashley knew it, so she left.

As he was wont to do, he ran from his problems and after whatever unattainable thing he was chasing. He could run forever. He had a one-way ticket to the stars.

“Space is infinite.”

He strapped himself in and prepared for liftoff.

It was weeks before anyone found his body. The needle was still in his arm.

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  1. Sad when drugs trump everything else, even people. One final high. I hope his love moved on.

    Side note: check the beginning of the second paragraph, “As he was wont to do” – is that correct?

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    1. I think she moved on before his final high, which may or may not have contributed.

      Yes. Wont: one’s customary behavior in a particular situation.
      “Constance, as was her wont, had paid her little attention”

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