Here's another drabble for you! A drabble is a story told in precisely 100 words. They're short, but challenging to write.
Today's word: JIFFY
I am speaking of the brevity of a moment in time, and not of the peanut butter. Enjoy!
“Become immortal for a small fee! It’ll only take a jiffy!” the advertisement proclaimed.
Jimmy stared at the TV, his lip quirked in amusement. The idea of promoting a time-efficient means of achieving immortality was laughable as it was. Claiming that it was cheap, however . . .
The blood bags chilling in his fridge were a testament to the steep price that accompanied immortality. The price was paid by the people from whom that blood was taken. It was also paid for by centuries of loneliness. The faces of his family were long forgotten now, as were those of lost lovers.