A Sober Purpose

A Drabble about the Word “Purpose”

Martha Lueck
1 min readMay 18, 2024

A drabble is a fictional story with exactly 100 words. This story was inspired by Nancy Oglesby’s random word: Purpose.

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Trigger warning: This content discusses substance abuse and death.

“Happy birthday, Maddie!!!”

The entire bar raised a glass. My three best friends and I downed tequila shots.

“DIRTY THIRTY!” I yelled.

That was all I remembered when I woke up this morning. As I got dressed, the beer cans and wine stains on the floor reminded me of my mother. One year prior, she died of alcohol poisoning on her birthday.

That could have been me, I thought.

In my 20's, I didn’t know my purpose or what I wanted. But today, I realized that I want to get sober. One day, I’ll help other people do the same.

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