Weekend Writing Prompt — Empty

EmptyHe was a man devoid of feelings

A man unable to love another

But also a man unable to hate

He couldn’t express empathy

He couldn’t offer sympathy

He couldn’t experience life’s highs

Nor could he feel life’s lows

Day after day

Maintaining an even keel

He thought that was fine

He didn’t know what he was missing

But life went on

And when he died

No one cared

No one knew

No one showed up for his funeral

As if he wasn’t even sentient

(86 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “sentient.”

18 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Empty

  1. Hetty Eliot September 6, 2020 / 5:29 pm

    It sounds sad, but hopefully, if he knew no one showed up, he’d remain true to himself and not care. Plus it seems he never killed anybody which is good.

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  2. lyncrain September 7, 2020 / 6:15 pm

    Even in sadness there’s a glimpse of hope because life continues 💕. Nicely done 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 September 13, 2020 / 2:05 am

    This probably happens more than you think for the elderly. All their friends are gone, maybe they were in a small family and most of them are gone. I know my grandma lived to 100 years and there were only me and my sister for family, two people from the nursing home she was in and a former neighbor. It made me so sad that that was all that was left of those she had touched.

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