Dry January

Drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.

Tears were threatening to spill from his eyes, blurring his vision. His shoulders dropped in resignation as he stared at the door that had just closed on him.

Another lost opportunity.

The monsters of resentment, anger, disappointment and frustration were lurking around.

It would had been easy to go back to his ‘why-me-victim’ days.

But he walked ahead with determination as a new seed started growing strong in his mind.

He was sober.

The road might be bumpy, but it will lead to his destination

His story may be rooted in misery but it will not be his only story!

Linking this to #100WordsOnSaturday on Everyday Gyaan for Dry January

What is Dry January?

Alcohol has become a part of our social fabric. It is used for celebration, for comfort, to socialise, to wind down, to cope…. It is treated differently to other drugs; it’s legal, socially acceptable and even encouraged.

Alcohol-related deaths account for around five percent of all deaths worldwide.

Alcohol harms – it causes mental health problems and liver disease, it is one of seven forms of cancer, brings economic difficulties and so much more.

Dry January is a public health campaign urging people to abstain from alcohol for the month of January. This annual no-alcohol challenge, offers a reprieve, a reset, a chance to reflect on the impact alcohol has on our lives. People vow to trade the haze of a hangover for 31 days of mental clarity.