It has been a long time since I’ve participated in the stellar Friday Fictioneers writing challenge and consortium, hosted and enabled by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
In many times of my life, this simple challenge has kept my creative writing inertia active when seemingly the rest of my life-world was mitigating against it (such as currently). I am happy to join this group again, and hopefully contribute small pieces of worth… and ensure my pen stays active. Thank you Friday Fictioneers!
For ages, they spoke about ‘the Empties.’ Of everything, they said. No emotion, no perception, no experience, or meaning. No one would know. Even absence would be left behind. We imagined, but really hadn’t. It must have come. If/then occurred. This be ‘the Empties.’ There is no knowing. There is no happens. There is no history or time. Perhaps no space. A strange again of Only Things.
14 thoughts on “The Empties”
I love the image choice with this. It makes me think of ghost ships, that which move through water without life…or a life we simply cannot see or understand. All that is assumed of life is Not, with them, and yet, does that mean THEY are not? No. Curious how life and not-life weave in and out… (I have to admit, though, that seeing “empties” first made me think of empty beer bottles. Not sure what that says about ME at this time of the morning…anyway.)
They provide the image…we provide the words – try it?
I…I don’t know. I’m not too good at brevity, if my blog’s any indication. 😦
The sound of one hand claps
I think I’ve heard that before! :). And often consider that the likely truth of my thoughts and writing…sigh. Thanks for reading and taking time to comment.
Your words are always worth reading, Nathan. 🙂
It wasn’t intended as a put down. It’s an old Zen saying
and how I took it :). Thank you
It has been a long time indeed.. your way with words make me envious.. somehow I feel that meeting Charon is a better alternative than Limbo… maybe even the inner circles are to be preferred
I really admire the way you wrote this. A not-world, hard to imagine yet well described in a vision.
Thank you very much – and for taking the time!
Another great one, Nathan, the writing ever more arresting.
Thank you so much Lise
Shapes as a shapeless awareness?