"Empty" : 5 Minute Freewrite - Prompt: It's what I do at 2:30 in the morning when I can't sleep

in freewrite •  2 years ago  (edited)


At two thirty in the morning everything in the street is calm.

There is a trash can overturned in the alley on the corner where the deli sits, and a cat sits beside it casually moving it's paw through the contents.

It must have found something, because it begins to eat. It doesn't look up as I pass, it doesn't notice me.

Perhaps, I do not exist. It is a thought I have often, at this time of the night.

When the streets are clear of the noise and bustle of human activity.

Perhaps the world has ended and I am the last human on earth.

Or, worse still, I have died and the world continues on and I am alone, unable to communicate with those around me. It is my nightmare, my terror.

It reminds me of high school when my friends (or at least that is what I thought of them) stopped speaking to me.

They ignored me .


Thank you @mariannewest for this brilliant #freewrite challange, and thank you too @elizacheng for your post which led me to the The Most Dangerous Writing App which I used to write this post! The only editing I have done is to put some line breaks in to make it easier to read.

If you don't know what a freewrite is visit @mariannewest her is a link to the introduction post: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/writers-or-wanna-be-writers-wanted-be-free-freewrite

EDIT: forgot to add an image. Took me ages to work out how to add one after the event. But have managed it! This is a photo I took of my town in Central France. Changed contrast and brightness to make it look more twothirty!

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Terrible nightmare... But I kinda relate... I sometimes do feel that I am lonely when I am in a room full of people... It's the so near yet so far kind of feeling...

Yes, to be surrounded by people and not be able to communicate with them. Horrible!

Scary indeed... And it does fit your title "empty"

So glad that you joined in the fun! and you even learned something new :) here is today's prompt: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-28-5-minute-freewrite-prompt-ooze

Thank you! :)

Very nice. Cats are just like that though. Unless they want something!

Yes! I have three cats, they ignore me all summer. Now it is cold they sleep on top of me ;)

It reminds me of high school when my friends (or at least that is what I thought of them) stopped speaking to me.

This is very sad. Adolescence can be the toughest period in the life of many.

Indeed: but such a great source of inspiration for writing and characters! :)