Free Fiction! “Thesis”

Here’s a free drabble for you, but I’ll give you this trigger warning upfront: if you’re a college student currently working on final papers, skip this. Just go somewhere else, finish your homework, then, I dunno, play hopscotch or something innocent and happy.

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Danny screamed. The whole library turned to look, but he wouldn’t stop. Even as the librarian issued a trademarked, hundred-decible shush, he wouldn’t, couldn’t cut the noise. He dug his fingers down his face, drawing blood from trenches that soldiers might’ve hidden in.

We had two days left in the semester—two days left to turn in all our work, so nobody gave a shit why he was screaming.

“Shut up, asshole!” Somebody yelled.

He raced from the room. His screaming didn’t stop until he threw himself from the roof.

His computer screen read. Hard drive error—‘Thesis.docx’ corrupted. Deleting…

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