Who Are We?

Avatar Author: Infinity. “Fate is like gravity. You can jump up and down until your heart’s content, but the earth still falls into the sun, and the sun still courses through the galaxy, both indifferent to your short-lived and insignificant defi... Read Bio

She took a deep breath, “Hello.”
They looked in her direction, “Hi.”
“I’m Cassidy.”
“Pleasure to meet your acquaintance.”
She nodded. She reeked of nervousness.
“Who are you?” They asked out of the blue.
“I told you. I’m Cassidy.”
They shook their head, “No, who are you?”
She was confused at what they were asking. She only gave them a look.
“Fine. What do you like to do?”
“I don’t know.”
They sighed, “What’s you’re favorite food?”
“I don’t know.”
“What’s your favorite color?”
“I don’t know.”
“What’s your interests? Hobbies?”
“I don’t know.”
“How about music, art, photographer, actor, book, or brand?”
“I don’t know.”
They gave up at last with a resigned and depressed breath. “You don’t know who you are?”
She wanted to cry, or feel any emotion, but she couldn’t. “I do not.”
She let her eyes fall to the ground and with that, she looked back up to the mirror, turned from her reflection, and walked away. There was nobody else in the room.

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  1. Avatar Infinity.

    Whether this is good or not, I was truly writing about myself in this.
    I know who I am, so I suppose it does differ but I haven’t written in forever on here because I became interested in things that are becoming me but taking away other things that I hold dear to me that has shaped me to be who I am. When I realized this, it made me feel like a hole was in my stomach and I felt empty.
    Writing again makes me feel like there’s a light that’s been switched in my heart and I feel a little more like myself.
    We all can lose sight of things sometimes and I don’t want to give up what I cherish most.

    I thought I would share that with you because for anyone who has helped me become a better writer, I just want to say that I have not died or left, just took a leave of absence but I am back!!

  2. Avatar The Ghost in the Machine LoA

    This was a tad confusing at first but came together nice at the end, especially with the comment. I took a leave of absence of almost a year myself before I found my way back here, and even then it was by chance and a little help from THX. We’re always changing but this site and writing in general always seem to bring people back eventually.

  3. Avatar memento

    Good to see your return. A time of self reflection (pun not intended, but hey, it’s there) should never be discouraged. In my mind, the thought of not knowing why you are doing something can sometimes be worse than not doing it at all.
    I encourage you to remember that as humans, we are ever changing beings that organically transition between stages of life. Don’t expect to always do the same things the same way all the time. We inevitably cast things off, good things worthy of doing, and other good things eventually take their place. That’s natural, and shouldn’t be feared or seen as an indicator of personal unworth.
    Know that our value as people is never contingent on what we do or who we are. It is inherent to our being, and I don’t say that lightly.

    For all that, I am glad to see that you’re writing again and look forward to what you’ll produce. Cheers.

  4. Avatar Emily

    I like the ending :)

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