Sometimes, it can be fun!

Avatar Author: Eloquent Mess {(LoA)} I'm an English Major at ODU in Virginia, working to become a professional author. Read Bio

Sometimes people ask me if it’s difficult being schizophrenic. While the obvious answer would be “yes,” I must further explain by stating that being ‘difficult’ does not always equate to being ‘unpleasant.’

Take, for example, my friend Alaen. She’s a cockroach. She and I have had conversations that make the Great Philosophical Debates seem like small-talk shared between two uncomfortable high-school students in the lunch line. And when we’re not exploring the limits of our intellectual prowess, we’re often enjoying grand adventures in the darkest corners of my closet and cell.

One time, I nearly lost my dear Alaen. A dark wizard had entered my domain with the pretext of bringing me food. When I’d turned my back, he removed his shoe and cast it sidelong at my companion! Well, naturally, I would never let such a foul act go unpunished in MY domain! I tackled the white wizard and sank my powerful jaws into his throat ’til his guards pulled me away.

Alaen’s told all our friends the story. (I don’t mind a bit.)

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  1. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    I’m not sure if it’s all that good. I guess that’s up for everyone else to decide. But I will say I enjoyed creating it…

    Submitted as an entry for the “A Legend in My Own Mind” competition.

  2. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    i liked it and welcome to ficly

  3. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    Thank you! I’m starting to get the hang of this beautifully restricted art form.

  4. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    Oh, btw.
    I read the status and my first thought was, “That’s what she said.”
    Nice story, though.
    Oh, and welcome to Ficly!

  5. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    “I just don’t feel this is going to work out, you know, in the long run.”


    “Yeah, actually… It is.”

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  7. Avatar ♦ Jenunique ♦

    Thanks for taking the challenge! I am going to refrain from posting comments until the end date. (Just to be fair and all, can’t help it— I’m a Libra. ;) )

  8. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    i worked with schizos before.. i never had one who thought the cockroaches talked, but what a great thing if he ever “heard” the cockroach turn on him.. he’d be a cockroach killing machine!

  9. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    I took liberties with the effects of schizophrenia. Thought it might make for an interesting point of view, though. Hope it was worth it!

  10. Avatar K-Jellybean

    Whoa, yes, this is love, i love this. yes.

    Ok, sorry I had a brain explosion. This is a wonderfully done piece with a perfectly insane narration. It’s unsettling, morbid and a bit frightening. So perfect.

  11. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    Wow… the first ficly I wrote won a contest?

    I thought it was crap. Guess you guys showed me…

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