DISCLAIMER: I am in no way making light of alcoholism, and I do NOT intend to offend anyone struggling with this. It's just a fictional premise for academic sake. I would like to see your flash fiction take on this premise. So... I was wondering what would it be like to write a story where society has somehow evolved to only drinking alcohol, and never water. There would probably be people who were looked down on for drinking water. So I decided to make a journal entry of one of those such people... "Waterism" I have a confession to make. Please, don't judge me, but.. I secretly drink water. Yes, I know it's bad for you, it's only for cleaning and washing up. Sometimes I pour out my bottle of whiskey and replace it with water. I'm usually not caught unless someone wants me to share with them. I can't help myself. I'm addicted to the feeling I get when I stop drinking. My brain comes alive and I feel more alert, aware, focused. I've been to countless meetings; you know, the ones that explain how the body NEEDS a certain percentage of alcohol to function correctly, and how water washes away all of your vital nutrients. Each week I leave, thinking that maybe this time I'll get my life back together, and get on the road to recovery. It never works. I think my friends and family are starting to notice the changes taking place in me. Even as I write this, I'm holding a glass of water. Screw it.