Rationalization

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford
PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Diversify your portfolio.  Of course the housing market is safe. Real Estate is where it’s at.

Sure she’s coming home late a lot. She’s busy with work. The trainer at the gym? She’s just trying to get in shape for you.

Yeah, you’re nearly fifty and haven’t had your prostate checked. You’re healthy as a horse. Nothing to worry about.

These pills aren’t helping your depression. Neither are those stupid therapist visits.

Let’s take an elevator ride to the top of the building. The view is great.

The fall will only take a moment. Then everything will be all right.

Word Count: 100

[This is my entry into this weeks Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Use the photo prompt to create a short story in 100 words or less.]

~V

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22 thoughts on “Rationalization

  1. Sounds as if his ‘conscience’ is acting out to say the least. If he’s wanting to jump off a building and the depression pills aren’t working, he’s probably having an episode and needs help. But can anyone reach him before he falls? Well written. You show how we can’t always trust wha we think or rationalize at certain times.

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      1. That’s line’s not from me it’s from The Bloggess who writes one of the funniest, craziest blogs out there. She’s dealing with depression on and off, and blogs about that too. She’s come up with that line, and I think seeing the illness as your enemy, personalizing it as a beast that tries to swallow you may just help fighting it.

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