Junky Requiem

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
A flash fiction depiction of a day in the life, and observations of, a Miami, FL junky on her trek from scoring to fixing, and riding the result on the sun-drenched beach. Her fogged musings reveal more about blindly accepting the futility of societal norms and true happiness than most of us care to face ourselves.
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Words: 1,090
Language: English
ISBN: 9781370108732
About Kelson Hargis

Kelson Hargis is an author, analyst, and professional technical writer for a Fortune 100© insurer. He has a B.S.|B.A. in Organizational Innovation which he’s found to be completely useless.

He’s also an internet entrepreneur and partner at 1106 & Darkhouse Films where he’s still forbidden from touching any equipment. Their 2016 Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project entry Abaddon was critically acclaimed by close friends, relatives, and anyone remotely familiar with the disturbing nature of Kelson’s horror fiction. He’s occasionally permitted to relieve himself, eat, or sleep when he meets scripting word counts, casting, sourcing, and project management objectives.

Kelson has published horror shorts such as Elijah’s Phone, Festival of Ghosts, and Acta Somnium under his brand HorrorByHargis. He's determined to prove his sanity to family and friends by publishing a compilation of modern realistic shorts called True Stories & Other Fantastic Tales, then despoil that with a supernatural, thriller novella, Karma, Pleasure & Pain both of which are almost done (really).

Please don’t startle Kelson should you encounter him as he is considered "clinically unstable.” He is a contributing author of the horror anthology, Shadows And Teeth, Volume 2.

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Review by: tomjamin on April 29, 2017 :
I had a hard time with this because it shows graphic drug use of the worst kind. It's real and all, and I guess some will see value in this type of writing, but I could not stomach it.
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Review by: Mike White on March 17, 2017 :
Oh god, this was dark and effective. The description of drugs entering the body was particularly graphic and realistic. The rationalizations that the character uses for her lifestyle seemed authentic to me, and the reader can plainly see the desperation behind those justifications. The small details add even more realism.
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Review by: Malcolm Torres on March 12, 2017 :
A very short story that quickly takes the reader along for a few minutes during the afternoon of a Miami junky's gritty life. The step by step detail lends authenticity making it feel real. The narrator's rich vocabulary conveys a sense of humor about being an intelligent person who has thrown their life away on drugs. At the end, their is an intense few moments when the character feels the ecstasy of the drug kicking in but at the same time she argues and tries to convince herself how much she enjoys it. In the end the story is an intense battle in the junky's mind between how happy and how sad they really are. It's a summary of junky logic . . . the high does, once again, is a lie.
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