The Barbie – a microstory


The flames licked the charcoal with feverish intensity.

I thought it would be easier. The tiny bag of dulled emotions – these specks of crystal – teased me, “You need me.”

But I didn’t and felt free as I chucked it into the fire.





13 thoughts on “The Barbie – a microstory

  1. I’m glad you linked to your other story. I was a little confused about the crystals until I read that. I love the way the fire “licks the charcoal with feverish intensity.” It mirrors the mindset of the character. Nice job!


    1. Thanks so much! I tried to hide another clue in with “dulled emotions” but I knew it was too subtle. I’m glad the link helped and helped make everything more cohesive. Thanks for the great feedback 🙂

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  2. I’m going to assume that this is the happy ending to your other piece! I think this worked really well – your description of the drugs was clear without being heavy-handed.


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