Time for a change I think; a touch of melancholic philosophy for this week’s Friday Fictioneers.
With these 100 word pieces it’s easy to fall into the same genre, same voice every week so I’m trying to vary my approach from time to time. Sometimes it works, occasionally it doesn’t. This week may well fall into the latter category. 😉
“Do you ever think we take all this too seriously?”
“All what?” I said, watching his lean fingers curl round the stem of his glass.
“You know, life. Hanging on to it, fearing the end…”
Another of those conversations. I sighed.
“Well?” he persisted.
“I think you should stop taking life apart and examining the pieces; participate – don’t ruminate.”
“But is there anything beyond this? A revelation that puts all this – the joy…suffering… evil – into perspective?”
Exasperated, I slammed my glass on the bar and left.
Too bad. I might have known he wouldn’t leave it at that.