Cotton Mouth Joe

Joe dragged himself out of bed for the first time in a week. He pulled his sheets off the bed and threw them and his shorts in the hamper. How could he have stayed there so long? Looking in the mirror, seeing his oily hair disgusted him. Joe hadn’t eaten a meal in a week except for a bag of potato chips and a two liter bottle of Coca Cola. He noticed a chocolate wrapper was stuck to his elbow. How could he have stooped this low?

Stepping into the icy shower, Joe had an epiphany. The cold water seemed to flood his mind with positivity. Sporting a smile the first time in days, thought, a new day, new life!

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