PLEASE NOTE: For mature readers only. No, this short-short is not sexual in any way, shape, or form. Get your mind out of the gutter please.
Drip. . . drip. . . drip. . . drop. Again and again I hear it, never-ceasing, never stopping. Just continual drip. . . drip. . . drip. . . drop. It is driving me mad. I hear it everyday, all day long. Drip. . . drip. . . drip. . . Drop.
I have inspected every faucet, every pipe, every hose in the house, every place I could think of that might have a leak. I have found no such leak. Drip. . . Drip. . . Drip. . . Drop.
My wife packed up and left me. She took the kids with her. I think she said she was going to her parents. I’m not sure. I couldn’t hear her that well. All I could hear was. . . . DRIP. . . DRIP. . . DRIP. . . Drop.
My boss called me today. I think he fired me. Not sure all I could hear was the dripping. DRIP. . . DRIP. . . DRIP. . . Drop.
I accidentally cut my hand open with a knife while making dinner. For some reason the sound of the dripping sounded fainter. I cleaned and bandaged it and finished making dinner. Drip. . . drip. . . drip. . . Drop.
I’ve been hearing it for nearly three months now. My wife and kids are still at her parents house. My friends used to visit, but I haven’t seen one of them in a week or two. I’m not sure. The sound of the leak dripping makes it impossible to think. DRIP. . . DRIP. . . DRIP. . . Drop.
I found a way to make it quieter at least. Last week when I cut myself it wasn’t as bad. I am trying it again now. The more and bigger cuts I make the quieter it gets. Drip. . . drip. . . drip. . . drop. I am bleeding from everywhere, but my wrists, so far. Ah, that is better, finally quite, but now I am starting to feel cold. drip. . . drip. . . drip. . . DROP. Silence.