Tag Archives: drink

Fluid Emotions

Crying, bleeding, a runny nose. Sadness, injury, sickness. Why is there this connection between trauma and the loss of bodily fluids?

I drink 10 litres of milk, apple juice, and water every day, because if liquid out is bad, then liquid in is good.

But the ceaseless urination hurts my soul.

Born For This

An ostrich, a penguin, and a barn swallow walk into a bar.

The ostrich and the penguin seem uncomfortable. “Are birds like us allowed here?” they ask nervously.

“Follow my lead,” says the barn swallow. “No one will bother you as long as you sit at the bar ‘n’ swallow.”


This story is based on a prompt suggested by @Matt_LRR.

Poor Bill

They found him in his living room.

He was known to drink to excess, but this was different. Everyone knew two things about Bill: he never wasted alcohol, and he kept his newspapers immaculate.

He’d spilled beer all over the paper. That’s how they knew it was a heart attack.


This story was based on a prompt from @davefp via Twitter. I asked for two nouns and a verb, and he supplied paperheart, and drink.