Hold Fast

At university, “#24/7Blaze” had been a joke among his friends, but for Max it quickly became a way of life.

Through failing grades, revoked scholarships, layoffs, and ruined relationships, he had clung to The Way as a sailor clings, steadfast, to the mast of a sinking ship insisting everything is all right.

Now alone with his drug induced anxiety, enveloped by the smoke-laden dark of an apartment in which he had never wanted to live, Max exhaled another compulsive cloud of addiction and wept.

Written for week 40 of Three Line Tales. Thanks as always to Sonya for the excellent and thought provoking picture prompts! Read more and check out the prompts here!

photo by Dominik Martin



  1. Prakash Hegade · November 6, 2016

    Addiction! was it the way!? Nice one.. 🙂


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  3. Sonali Mukherjee · November 7, 2016

    Quite a sad truth for a lot of people out there!


    • Nick Anthony · November 7, 2016

      Unfortunately so. I’m all too aware of how close I came to the same, and how easy it could be to fall again.

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      • Sonali Mukherjee · November 7, 2016

        The fact that you remain aware counts for a lot though. Many people cross the boundary unknowingly. Being able to see the boundary makes you stronger!


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