Fiction Friday>> Life’s joke

[Fiction] Friday Challenge for September 25th, 2009:

The house lights dim, the curtain goes up… you’re on.

Life’s a stage, someone said. Shakespeare, maybe, or some other writer who got immortalized. That’s what I do: I play at life. Life’s a joke. It grabs you when you rush out of your mother’s womb and lets you go only when it’s finished with you. It teases you, it prods you, it weighs on you until you want to scream. It forces you to move ahead whether you like it or not and it hard-wires the inability to do anything else than follow along. Even when you want to kill life, it has you by the throat until it decides to let go and let you fall.

Sometimes it takes forever for life to drop you off the cliff of the world. Sometimes it’s only a few short days, a few hours. There’s no rhyme or reason, no scientific data on why it happens. Some call it fate, others call it God’s will. I’m not here to judge. Just to say goodbye to life, after thirty-four years. I guess life decided I was finished. Life’s a bitch.

Rules for Fiction Friday:

  • Every Thursday, just check this page for this week’s theme or challenge.
  • Spend at least 5 minutes composing something original based on the theme or challenge.
  • But, remember, no editing. This is to inspire creativity not stifle it.
  • On Friday, simply post what you wrote to your own blog.
  • Then come back to Write Anything and leave the link in the comment section below.
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2 thoughts on “Fiction Friday>> Life’s joke

  1. Stephe

    I must say this piece of writing is pretty effective. It lulled me in so well that when I reached I’m not here to judge. Just to say goodbye to life…, I caught my breath and had to pause and remember that you were in someone else’s head. *whew*

    Nicely done.

    I’m going to attempt to participate. This is a great idea and I can only see benefits to my writing down the road. Thanks for this!

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