The Slow-Cooked Sentence

To all the young dudes*

Rachael Conlin Levy

[Fiction] Friday writing prompt: Drunk on _________. Fill in the blank, then write a quick description of your character in that state.

A boy with freckled skin and brown hair wrapped his belt around his neck and cinched it tight, squashing arteries and veins so blood backed up, his brain screamed for oxygen, his heart crashed against his chest, and his body crumpled. He was 14 years old, playing the choking game and drunk on death.

*Mott the Hoople

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