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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

These are a collection of Micro-Fiction

The Poor Old Woman

Today an old woman, very poor came to our house with a bunch of beans to sell. I first shooed her away saying I was busy. Then I regretted my decision and called her back and brought the bunch of beans. I felt very grateful because I was able to help her and it goes on in saying when you are helping someone who is poor, you are encountering angels.

Being

The Philosophers Camus and Sartre have said the meaning of life is absurd meaningless, monotonous and repetitive. Camus likened existence to the myth of Sisyphus where Sisyphus rolls a boulder uphill and to his consternation it will roll down and he is forced to do this meaningless chore. I rewrite their words saying life is a precious gift to be exercised in meaningful choices. The will of life lies in the essence of existence. We exercise our choices with cathartic affirmations and negations.

 

 


Submitted: July 11, 2021

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panteleon

Dear anandbose,
Thank you for these two short stories. It is very good to read that for you helping a poor woman is an action which brings it's own reward.
You are a great reader! I also like Camus and am currently reading 'La Peste'. Truth is I started reading it four years ago and now half-way through the book is very topical!

So that boulder roller was called Sisyphus. You are a mine of information!

Sun, July 11th, 2021 8:47pm

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