Reena’s Exploration Challenge – People


It was in recent times that he had become aware of what he was avoiding.


It had been going on for some time before the realisation hit him.

He was afraid of people.

What if they saw the real person?

What if they did more than give him a cursory time of day?

He lived the ideal life now. Away from people, he could dwell in his small world, write to his heart’s content and no one would even know he was there. It suited him because the past had taught him harsh lessons.

Public ridicule had scarred him far more than he understood at the time. Those days when the dressing down in public, in front of the community had made him feel humiliated and life didn’t seem all that much like living.

It was easy he thought to see the failures in his life, they lined up as if in a patient queue awaiting their time to step forward and remind him of his deficiencies.

He hated feeling the victim, he longed for the love and comfort of someone understanding and accepting. But it was as he viewed it a pipe dream. He felt so socially isolated there was no point in stepping forward, people would accept him as he was.

So, he continued in silent isolation, allowing his words to step forward. Behind them he hid for life had taught him his words had far more value than he did.


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11 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge – People

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    This guy certainly carries a baggage, and online personas do succeed more than the real person behind, at times. But don’t we all get into this mode occasionally? It is needed to retain your sanity in the mad world.

    Thanks for joining the challenge!

  2. kiwinana says:

    Yes, I feel like that in my old age, quite happy in my own little writing environment, don’t need anyone to mess up my peaceful life.
    Have a nice weekend.

  3. micketalbot says:

    Hey don’t put yourself down
    Your life is what it is, don’t let other folk control it
    Each day starts afresh regardless
    Be proud, write on, your words, read by millions!

  4. Very philosophical writing, Michael.

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