Every day this week, I'm using the last sentence of a book as a writing prompt. You can read about the challenge here. This story and the ones that follow are first drafts, so please don't judge them too harshly, and any feedback you might have is welcome!
Today's prompt is from The Practical Brewer, Master Brewers' Association of America, 1946: "There is no truth in the claim that beer or other mild alcoholic beverages develop an appetite for stronger and stronger liquors..."
There is no truth in the claim that beer or other mild alcoholic beverages develop an appetite for stronger and stronger liquors. What develops a stronger and stronger appetite is growing up, parent-child personality mismatches, bullying older brothers, ignorant teachers in grade school and other bad influences. Beer? I'll drink twenty of them and you'd never know the difference. But give me a bottle of gin and, boy, you'll see something you won't forget. I'm not saying don't do it. Go ahead, give it to me. What, are you afraid? Afraid you'll end up like me if you take a shot of gin with me? How about the first one? No, you - you take the first swig. Don't look like that; chase it with your beer and get on with it. No point in going through life with your face all scrunched up like you ate a poisonous bug. Yeah, there you go. Drink up like the adult you'll be someday. There is no truth in that claim, nosiree. You want to know what the truth is, go ahead and have another swallow. I can hear the truth just outside of town, clomping on down the trail, kicking up dust. Won't be long now.
Week 35: Creativity - Using Writing Prompts