100 Words – Solitary

solitary crystals

Berger was a wasted wreck of a human being. A brilliant mind capable of amazing feats as long his nurse convinces him to eat and sleep. She developed a plethora of methods to distract him back to reality. This week nothing has worked. His latest project was a killer.

He envisioned the crystalline structure. It wasn’t right. As near to perfection as possible, but just not there. A solitary adjustment could complete it, or bring it all crashing down. He cowered before the potential tidal wave of failure in his mind.

The nurse ends his misery with a fluffy pillow.

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Author: Tom
Writer, cyclist, RVer, etc.