FictionFriday started out as this fun challenge for myself, but turned into something more. I used to choose four quotes from different books and turned them into a new story, now it’s all about finding inspiration in different places. It’s no longer the quotes that inspire me, but it’s life (I know that is probably the cheesiest thing I have ever said)!
This week I was inspired by this post on Facebook. It was a post about 23 emotions everyone feels, but no one can explain. I ended up with eight six-word stories (remember those?), that for me somehow do explain at least eight of these emotions.
Sonder: The realisation that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Six-word story: Everyone somehow connected, destined to die.
Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
Six-word story: Looking, but no one is there.
Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
Six-word Story: You and me, yet still alone.
Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
Six-word Story: Beating to live, unable to win.
Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.
Six-word story: Left in the dark, anyone there?
Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.
Six-word story: Love is kindness, kindness is lost.
Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
Six-word story: Words everywhere, no way to explain.
Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.
Six-word story: Endless universe, no way to understand.
That’s it. Maybe have some fun and try to make your own six-word story.
Have a nice Friday.