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THIS NOTHINGNESS

 

THIS NOTHINGNESS

by

Kelvin M. Knight

Try blindfolding me – I will work those bands loose. Try gouging out my eyes – still I will see. Gag me, suffocate me, starve me, decapitate me. I am still here.

Here where I belong – in my beloved Mother Country where I feel everything. These years of excess and waste. These years of quietness and austerity. These years belong to all of you crowding around me, all of you looking inside me but seeing nothing. Yet I have nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

The fear is inside you. Those masks you wear blind you. One mask for every task. One day they will crush you, suffocate you. If you’re lucky, maybe one day they’ll all crack.

I wonder what you will see then? Life as it should be, or life as it was?

Come, sit beside me, let me show you there’s more to this nothingness than meets the eye.

(150 words)


The above story was written in response to Karen and Josh’s What Pegman Saw prompt, which this week took us to Poland.

To read the other contributors’ expeditions across Poland, please click the la’al blue frog below.

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Author:

First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

14 thoughts on “THIS NOTHINGNESS

  1. Nothingness must be especially agonizing for Eros. One would have thought being bound would have been challenging enough but to endure forever in a state of nothingness?? I am interested to know what wisdom he will impart.

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