You can always catch him hunched on the floor, by the window, staring wistfully. His little frame, hunched over, wishes for someone he could call a friend. Someone to play with, during those long, boring summer afternoons!
She watches him, from the corner of her eye, as she types away on her keyboard. In her world of constant chatter and endless friendships, she no longer makes friends, just adds them.
(Linking this post with the prompt WISH for the #FiveSentenceFiction hosted by Vinitha @ thevoidthoughts.com)
Powerful writing, Esha. I’ve deliberately gone back to work to go back to reality.
Well written. So involved in cyberspace, she has no caring for the friend aching for her company steps away from her.
True, Alana. Thats what I wished to convey through this setting.
So much in 5 sentences… Profound .. juxtaposition of two such different worlds… Both sad …
Thanks Pratikshya. Yes, profoundly different states between their differing worlds.
So sad, isn’t it? Friendships became a mere number on the screen with no depth to it. You have captured the sorrow state very well in five sentences, Esha.
Thank you for joining in. 🙂
An amazing prompt, the human expression and description. The end was so telling of the times we live in.
Thank you Vishal. You see so much about how superficial things can get with social media…just wanted to put that in. 🙂
It’s so true and it gets so superficial by the day. Inject the right expression in our surrounding. It sucks our energy, at times.
Absolutely with you! You’ve said it.. it does suck our energy most of the times.
The last sentence…says it all… !
Sadly the universal truth of most of us. I am actually practicing taking breaks from the virutal world by totally shutting off my devises for a while each day. Well written Esha
Absolutely, Shalini. We need those much-needed breaks to connect with the real world around us. I do too.
5 sentences say so much. We are all so busy in our virtual worlds that we are forgetting the real world.
Loved reading this, Esha.
Thank you so much, Mayuri. I’m new to the short story format but love the form and giving it a try by joining Vinitha’s prompt.
Thank you so much Mayuri. You’re right. The virtual world is taking us away from the real world and it can be scary to see how strong its pull can be for many of us.