Pleased to make your acquaintance! (prosery)

Jacques reflects back on this past year.  It felt more like twenty!   Detox was just a  little taste of his journey that lay ahead.

How he loathed himself and now he had to face all this sober. His mentor and sponsor, once said, “You will love again the stranger who was your self.”

No one told him the first step started within and not pointing fingers. Improve what you need to improve but do the work yourself.  It was so much easier to blame someone else for his misfortunes.

Accepting responsibility for his actions was  probably the toughest pill to swallow.    He has finally forgiven himself even if some still cannot. He’s accepted that truth too.

He sits in the front row at the legion hall, waiting to be called up to the front to share his story  and accept his one year chip.

© Cheryl-Lynn ‘20/08/2019

 On Monday, August 19th, Kim is hosting  Prosery at dVerse.   This prompt is where you write a flash fiction using a maximum  of 144 words including that line of poetry.

This week the line is “you will love again the stranger who was your self” from Derek Walcott’s poem Love after Love.

6 Replies to “Pleased to make your acquaintance! (prosery)”

  1. Thank you for linking up your story of Jacques, Cheryl-Lynn. A year of detox must be so hard, no wonder it felt more like twenty – and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, too! Thank goodness for support from those who’ve been through it, they give hope.

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    1. Thanks! I think this story was a bit ambitious…it would take several sober years to get to this place but I like the ring to it with the one year chip. I enjoyed the writing a prosery though…nice! Thank you for hosting this.

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