Fiction in 50: Into the Great Beyond

This month Bruce has challenged us with the topic of Into the Great Beyond.

Title: Letting Go
Word Count: 50

Question: Who wants to live to be 100 years old?
Answer: Ask the man who is 99.

Is it because we are scared of what lies beyond this existence we call Life?

Perhaps it is because we are so damn attached to the monotony of being here, comfortable or not.

fiction in 50

  10 comments for “Fiction in 50: Into the Great Beyond

  1. January 5, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Happy New Year – we could all do with a few extra years, just to get all that stuff on our to-do lists crossed off!


    • January 5, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      I agree with you. That whole “if I die before I wake” business would tough to swallow with things left undone.

      These days I tend to agree with Woody Allen: I’m not afraid of dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

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  2. December 30, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Living in the moment facilitates letting go at any age. Beyond ourselves is greatness. Kenosis, self-emptying is Greek to me.


    • December 30, 2014 at 11:34 AM

      Thanks for bringing Classical Thought into this exchange. I have learned that it is easier to let go if I’m not holding on—easy to say and challenging, at times, to practice.


  3. December 28, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    A case of “better the casket you know”, perhaps? Thanks for playing again 🙂


  4. December 28, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Oh that’s good. I like the question/answer beginning, excellent point. And you know I think part of it is that, that we’re comfortable in comfortable.

    Ever seen “I survived…beyond and back” (or something like that)? Check it out…


    • December 28, 2014 at 7:07 PM

      I am unfamiliar with the movie you recommended. What is it about?

      Sent from my iPhone



      • January 2, 2015 at 12:44 PM

        It’s a show actually it’s a spin-off from the original “I survived”. In the original, people tell their stories about something terrible – natural accident, attacks or people related – and how and why they survived. In “I survived…beyond and back” they are actually pronounced dead for some time and explain what they experienced “beyond”. Everyone’s experience is different though with similar elements.

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