Flash Fiction: Depression

I wake up. Another day. Another depressing set of moments in my life. My back hurts. My shoulders are pushed down by the weight of my mood. Today, like sometimes, the great bones of my life feel so heavy. I’m not sure I can take this much longer. So I pray… God, have mercy on my soul. Relieve me from this burden that is the intense sadness of living in the world of 2021. Let me live again, rather than just exist. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I feel better already. Maybe life isn’t so dark after all.


This piece of flash fiction was written for yesterday’s Prosery. The idea of Prosery is to write a piece of flash fiction in 144 words or less (not including the title). It must have a beginning and an end and not be poetry. In addition, you are required to include the line of poetry provided. This week’s line is:

“Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy,”

As you can see, I altered the punctuation, but I did include the entire line.

This piece is partly autobiographical, but still, it is fiction.

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: Depression

  1. I think we’re given a choice each day to dwell on what’s wrong in this world, or to concentrate on what’s right. Today, I have a warm home on a wintry day, and the sun is shining. Small victories are uplifting.

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  2. Depression is a real disease for far too many…..and so very difficult to overcome, to see a light. I do think these times of covid and political upheaval must be all the more difficult to maneuver through for them. Most especially if they cannot see and be with loved ones. The toll is far to significant for far too many.

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    1. Agree. I remember during the first lockdown in the spring, I couldn’t see my husband for nearly three months (because I live in a care facility and they were closed to visitors). That was certainly hard.

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  3. I will turn 80 later this year …. depression, anger, elation, happiness, jealousy, frustration and on and on and on …. emotions I have experienced, a few of them long term. The reality is NOW is difficult. I am sending you energy, strength, hugs and love. I hope you can feel them …………..

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I do feel these positive emotions today. Like I said, the piece was fictional, though I do find myself in the pit of depression at times.

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  4. You captured the feeling that so many are experiencing right now. The power of prayer is always a wonder to see and feel! Really enjoyed this!

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