Failure

Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers

Photo Credit: Sonya (Only 100 Words)

Her lips quivered, it wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be. She knew she wanted it to end, all of it, her life, her existence…she didn’t need it anymore; no, she wasn’t needed anymore.

Her younger sister was a banker with a handsome husband, her baby brother just passed the bar and got engaged, and she? She was nothing, a nobody, stupid even. Her receptionist’s job now seemed a trial, surrounded by perfunctory smiles at work and judging eyes at home; yes, she still lived at home with her parents. Who cares? That’s what she told herself. But she did, she did care.

After endless crying sessions in the bathroom and thoughts of an early death, here she was, ready to go through with it.

She peered shakily over the edge of the water tower, her throat dry and legs trembling. All at once the tears started to flow; no, she couldn’t go through with it. Why? Because as with everything in her miserable life, she was a failure.

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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9 Responses to Failure

  1. It’s a good thing she was a failure at suicide! That makes her a winner! Think maybe, now her luck will change. Wonderful story!!

  2. draliman says:

    I’m glad she failed at this. Maybe it will be a wake-up call for her and she can start thinking more positively about what she has. Great story!

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    This is a heart breaking story. She feels her life is so bad she wants to kill herself. I’m guessing she is probably depressed. I’m glad she doesn’t have it in her to end her own life, perhaps, one day when things are better she’ll be grateful she failed at suicide.

    • swritings says:

      You’ve interpreted it perfectly. Depression can lead to drastic actions; yes, later on she’ll be grateful she didn’t go through with it. Thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

  4. rogershipp says:

    There are some things that exist in the world where ‘failing’ is ‘winning’!!

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