The Sandbox Writing Challenge 23 – That Smell

There are some challenges given to us by The Sandbox Writing Challenge, hosted at Impromptu Promptlings, by Lady Calen, which I don’t even have to think about. This was one of them.

The question this week:

What door have you closed in your life, and why?
Will you ever open it again?

This is not a hard question. In fact, there is really only one door which I have closed, and that was 44 years ago. In 1972, I closed the door on substance abuse. The why of it should be obvious. But on the chance there is someone out there who would not know why I’d close that door, I’ll spell it out for you. It was a dangerous way of living my life. It was hurting me, and it was hurting those I love. I live with the consequences of it and have begun treatment for one of those consequences, which was life threatening – as much so as the abuse itself was.

As to whether I would open it again, I sincerely hope not. I’ll just say I don’t want to become that stupid again.