Drabble Day – Couch

One thing that always surprises me is how a tiny piece of a memory can jump at you and demand to be retold in a completely different story. Take the couch that inspired today’s story for example (and yes, I swear it actually exists exactly as described). I might have sat on it once or twice but mostly, it was this piece of furniture that can only fit amidst the mishmash décor of a students’ café in college. I remember it being in my peripheral vision while I worked out the details of some team assignment or studied for mid-terms.
And it’s now the central piece of a drabble! Who would have thought?

Here is how the drabble challenge works!

  • Read the prompt and find your angle.
  • Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
  • Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).

In honor of that souvenir that suddenly popped in my head, today’s drabble prompt is : Couch!

Here is my story!


I fired the match and dropped it on the cushions. Of the array of couches that shouldn’t exist, the one in front of me certainly deserved to die smoking. I suspected its designer wasn’t in his right mind; who could think leopard print was suited for furnishing?
I tolerated the student-pay couch long enough. It looked like a porno flick prop and embraced an unreasonable amount of alcohol-induced sex scenes. So really, burning it was a sign of my newfound reason.
Nothing to do with erasing the remnants of my ex…es.
Nope, it’s “grown-up me.”
Then, the fire alarm rang.

About Aheïla

Somewhere in Quebec City, Aheïla works as a Game Design Director by day and writes by night. Known for her blue hair, unyielding dynamism and tasty cooking (quails, anyone?), she’s convinced “prose is the new crack”. She satisfies her addiction daily on The Writeaholic’s Blog and weekly on Games' Bustles View all posts by Aheïla

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