I is for Immortal

I'm doing flash fiction for this year's A to Z challenge, hope you enjoy!


I thought it was a good idea at the time. Who would pass up the chance to be immortal?
But the burden of eternal life is a great one. I've watched countless people die - friends, lovers, family - and not been able to do a thing about it. I can’t do it any more. Meet someone, get close, share everything, then one day they're gone and I'm alone again.
The world continues to spin, life goes on for everyone, except for me.
I may be immortal, but my life was over a long time ago.


  1. I completely thought of the Doctor while I was reading this. I wouldn't be able to handle the loneliness. A thought-provoking post today.

  2. This is very sad, but it's similar to thoughts I've had about being immortal - watching everyone around you die, not being able to hold onto anything. After a few hundred years, immortality, if it is isolated immortality, could get 'old'.
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    Wittegen Press

  3. I'm lucky to have friends and family and the thought of losing them terrifies me. Would I rather be alone and be spared the pan? I truly don't know.

  4. Talk about depressing. I'd love to live forever, only to see how the world turns out but then again, I wouldn't want to bury everyone I loved.

  5. So sad - I've always said I'd only say yes to immortality if I could take a certain set of people with me.
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

  6. Yup, I wouldn't want to be immortal. It's a lonely, lonely life. And, after a while, you would have seen/done everything and you'd become jaded, bored, frustrated... UGH!

  7. I love the look here at the link between immortality and the sense of loneliness. Wonderful.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  8. That would be the tragedy of immortality.

  9. It would be very sad to see family and friends age and pass away while you remained the same.

  10. Strong last line. Don't worry eventually the sun will die and the world will come to an end and so will you.

  11. I've always thought immortality must be terribly lonely. I wrote a story once where a vampire ran a euthanasia clinic because he couldn't die, and wanted to help those who wanted to.

  12. Immortality would only appeal to me if all my friends and family were also immortal, otherwise it would be an agonising life watching everyone depart.

  13. I've never thought of it negatively. I figure it comes and brings it's own horn of life and love.

  14. I really liked the way you ended that. It's funny to think of having an extended life-span but no "real life." Well done!

  15. Ohhh, I love this one. So full in so few words. The meaning and what you left the reader with is really good.

    2015 A to Z Blogger
    Visions of Other Worlds

  16. Hello there.
    I'm from England too! Thanks for sharing. Just making my way around the challenge.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  17. That last line carries so much weight. During my OU Creative Writing course I wrote about someone who inadvertently became immortal when they got married and how they dealt with it (by running away). :-)


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