Just Jejune #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
An unmistakable crackle of excitement was in the air as they arranged the bottles.
A moment of hesitation… but curiosity got the better of them.
They cringed at the taste inwardly but feigned liking it.
Lowered inhibitions led to impulsiveness to drive the night away.
‘Hit-and-run crash: Drunk teenagers kill one’, screamed the morning headlines.
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.
Today’s story, J is for Juvenile Crimes…
You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!
April 12, 2017 12:17 am|
Too much of a reality – here in my country so many lives are lost to drunk driving. It’s an ongoing tragedy …
April 12, 2017 12:23 am|
ohhh no that’s sad – but that’s reality too!
April 12, 2017 12:54 am|
Not an uncommon story at all. Nicely done!
April 12, 2017 12:54 am|
This is all too familiar. Sadly.
Great story. As always you manage to convey non just a story, but also a mood and emontions with just a few words.
April 12, 2017 12:58 am|
DUI is a big problem.
April 12, 2017 7:30 am|
This is so tragic and real…
April 12, 2017 8:13 am|
Drunken driving is such a harsh reality in our lives; despite all our education and common sense, we still indulge in it!
Nicely done Shilpa – I look forward to reading your blog first thing in the morning!! I hope you continue this series after april too – I am addicted!! 😉
Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
J is for Japanese dancers in the hot sands of Pushkar #atozchallenge
April 12, 2017 9:29 am|
In my hospital ER this causes the maximum casualties and lives lost.No helmet ,no sense and nothing seems to stop the madness.Great storytelling Shilpa
April 12, 2017 10:34 am|
Oh no! It is terrible that this is rampant. We see headlines like this almost every day! Sigh.
April 12, 2017 10:59 am|
If only the junveniles realise the tragic outcome for their fun nights….
April 12, 2017 11:00 am|
Juvenile crime? Drunk driving is a crime whether juvenile or not…..What is worse is that 17 + boys are considered as Juvenile while committing a heinous, adult crime like rape ( case in point Nirbhaya)
April 12, 2017 11:45 am|
The line that hit me the most was how they didn’t like the taste but pretended to enjoy it.
Just so, so tragic what followed.
April 12, 2017 12:21 pm|
Sad reality which has become even more prominent in today’s time!
April 12, 2017 3:11 pm|
Drunken driving is a serious issue in the current times, specially with the youngsters who are so rash…. so many road accidents in hyderabad and I am sure its also in other cities.. well written shilpa !!
April 12, 2017 3:44 pm|
Happens so often. Sad situation
April 12, 2017 4:32 pm|
Recently a boy I knew had the same fate. Such a sad situation.
April 12, 2017 5:18 pm|
So many innocents die or are injured forever because of drunks.
Its a sad state
April 12, 2017 7:11 pm|
Sorry state of affairs, but it’s so rampant. Juvenile crimes are definitely on the rise.
April 12, 2017 7:42 pm|
I know of someone whose life ended the exact same way. He killed one and he was killed too.
April 12, 2017 8:27 pm|
Very sad but this isthe reality too and recently so many such cases are happening. Another good one Shilpa.
April 12, 2017 10:24 pm|
Oh boy! That was a disastrous first time! 🙁
April 12, 2017 10:54 pm|
Sad reality again – that the victims of drunk driving are the innocents who were just there at the wrong place, the wrong time.
April 13, 2017 4:59 pm|
That’s very common when unmonitored teenagers are incapable of balancing themselves!
Words have been used very nicely!
April 14, 2017 9:35 am|
A sad reality 🙁
April 15, 2017 6:07 pm|
This happens too often! 🙁