A Little Death- A-Z #1

Welcome to the first post of the A-Z challenge 2022! If you’re not familiar with my theme of the season, you can check it out here.

You can listen to my A-Z playlist alongside reading my post. You’ll find that I’ll add songs for each post alongside the post of the day, so right now there’s only one song on there. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post to find out what the next song is!

Today’s song is “A Little Death by The Neighborhood.

This is a flash fiction that sprung to my mind while listening to this song.


It gets tiresome. Very tiresome, to look at the same tear-stained faces, hear the same wailing voices every time. But I, I’m not seen or heard. I float along unbothered between all the weeping souls, still living their temporary and minuscule lives.

What is it that makes them weep so much? Don’t they know, haven’t they seen that every human must wither and die one day? Haven’t they, in most cases, spent decades with the same person? Why do they desire more even then? I will never understand this.

And then there are some, who wish to be together even in death. What a foolish request, for everyone is anyone, and anyone is someone, in death.

This one comes off easily. There are some who cling too hard. Imbeciles. Why would you want to cling to life? When all it does is bring you suffering, and bait you with happiness just long enough to devastate you later?

I cannot say though, that I haven’t been curious to feel human either. What is this force they talk about which binds them to mortality, that makes them want to live? How must it feel to feel love, to agree to get hurt, to yearn to be cut open? I’m curious, so very curious.

But alas, I guess I’ll never know. Not when there are constant souls to reap, a never-ending montage of sadness to confront.


Well, quite a dark start to the challenge. I have to mention that I was also inspired by “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak while writing this. I’ve always been fascinated with the concept and philosophy of what we call death. Dare I say, I’m even interested. Well, I know for sure I’ll find out one day.

You can find all my A-Z posts for this year here.

Until next time!!

21 thoughts on “A Little Death- A-Z #1

  1. Grim point of view, but that’s exactly why it works. I liked it, it strangely reinforces that life is to be savoured, loved, even if it brings pain and heartbreak with it as well. You know it’s a good piece if it makes you think!

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  2. I like the idea of having the playlist to match the posts. Nice start to the Challenge.

    Have a great April!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out Battle of the Bands

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