Daily Prompt: 1984

The prompt said:

You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.

Me. Alone. No way out. No communication to the outside world.

That’s my greatest fear – that no one will ever remember me or know of my existence, that everything I do will be disregarded and neglected, that I will die and no one will ever give me a eulogy because, apparently, I have done nothing in this world.


14 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: 1984

  1. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder if the only people who come to my funeral are the ones who are glad I’m gone… I think the fear you described is very common. We all want to know if we have made an impact on our world. My fear is that I have made an impact – a negative one! Thanks for making me think!

    1. Sometimes, I think of people who go to funerals. Are they there because they really care for the person or they just felt they have the obligation to do so?

      1. True, true. I think it’s best to spend time with people while they are with us instead of worrying about attending to a ceremony when they are gone. Those ceremonies are not for the dead but those living left behind.

  2. Don’t take this the wrong way because this is how I think when I die. What do I care, I’m dead. I wouldn’t know what will happen after that whether I have done nothing in this world or …. don’t worry, we know you here in WordPress.

    1. No offense taken. However, death isn’t a problem for me. It’s just that worry that I haven’t made such impact in this world, that I could not consider my life as something worth living.

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