You can’t exactly end up more dead, can you?
A short story borne out of a writing prompt from the excellent Voidspace magazine. I have included the full prompt below in case you fancy giving this a try! Would love to hear your feedback on this tale which has been well received so far.
WRITING PROMPT – FREEWRITE
Read the first question, set a timer for three minutes, and write every thought you have. Repeat with the next question when the timer rings.
What was your first intrusive thought?
Why is poetry the language of the dead?
What was the reason you woke up this morning and are you sure you are awake?
Does your best friend know you?
Is everything a lie?
How do you know you are alive?
What did the last spider you kill say?
What do you look like to an ant? What about to a vulture or to a whale?
Do you regret being born?
What should this question be?