Are We Done Now?

A solitary man stood on the balcony. His scrawny frame could have easily been carried by the strong, cold winds of the night. Fortunately, his stubbornness to stay on God’s green Earth keeps his feet on solid ground.

They say that the world is moved by opposite forces. Matter, antimatter. Thesis, antithesis. Good, evil. Life and death. The old man reflects grimly at the fact that once he reenters the room behind him, all the forces of death will concentrate upon him while he is immediately and ironically immersed in life.

The sounds of the raucous party moves towards the balcony only to be swallowed by the silence of the night. He hated the fact that human existence on Earth could be easily erased by nature. If people abandon the building, you can bet your whole savings that it will be weathered, beaten, grown upon and crushed under the weight of other beings moving on. Existing in that space without you, until every trace of your existence has been eroded.

Suddenly, a figure enters the periphery of the old man’s rheumy vision. Without turning to him, he speaks to the unknown figure, “To what do I owe this pleasure?”

The figure responds clearly, “You have done very well for yourself. You deserve your final reward.”

“Finally.”

A strong gust of wind blew across the balcony, ruffling the curtains inside the room. For the people inside the party who felt the sudden cold believed for one second that Death had brushed by them. Shaking off such ridiculous superstitions, they proceeded to close the doors to the balcony to effectively ward off the cold night.

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Sophia Maria

I am an amateur photographer and blogger. I don't know what I want to do in my life, hence the confusion with careers. I try to be productive in the way that I use the Internet. That is why I overshare :-D

2 thoughts on “Are We Done Now?”

  1. this story reminds me of most Asian/Indian stories. Especially the part where you enumerated opposite ideas.

    They say that most Asians write in a very introspective manner, the way you are doing it here. Nice imagery, as well–quite effective, if you ask me.

    1. wow i’m so flattered naman!

      yeah, i think that my writings are mostly ramblings of the things that are going on in my head. in fact most of the time, when i write stories, i just empty my head and let the story run in my head and i’m running to catch up while typing or writing 🙂

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