The Real True Life

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
True Life explained simply.

Submitted: November 19, 2015

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True life.  What is true life?  Is it a myth?  Is it real?  Can I imagine it and it’ll come true?  Can I just put my hands out and wait for it to fall?  Can I touch true life?  Is it a genre of books?  Imagine walking into a store and walking to a section entitled “True Life.”  Does true life even exist?Maybe it’s like a video game; where a teenager drinking energy drinks and shoving pizza in their mouths is playing. Is it all palpable?  Moldable?  Flexible?  Temperamental? 

Cheating.  Can I cheat my way through life believing I am one and then another?  Is it possible to be this way?  I could write my own way, but who has the time to face life?  I have no life.  I sit and do what I must to survive.  Do I believe in true life?  Should I?  Why?  A person can walk in to a casino and win a million dollars and no one would know that he had the game memorized in his mind.  He is a camera, every card, every roll, every turn is there.  He blinks.  Another photo.  Again.  Another image.  His brain, a photo album of each game, each a different adventure. 

Reality.  From models to bugs and all life in between, is it really reality?  TV molded reality into its own form.  A sick and twisted form of what once was a simple word.  A word has many meanings, but the engorgement of the human body with multiple varieties of hexapoda, not the true meaning of reality.  But, a question.  What is reality?  Definitions come from a dictionary but can a person really trust a dictionary. 

True life.  Cheating.  Reality.  Combined they mean nothing.  When the thoughts combined, something.  Can life be cheated?  Reality cheated?  Can reality be true life?  Is true life reality?  The combination is unsure of where it fits.  Is it meant for all to see or can it be hidden away like a dark secret in the attic of the soul.  Who do we have to thank for these roles?  The infomercials for these ideas are simple, no one holding colorful bags or swinging catchy slogans in front of buyer’s faces.  The concepts puzzle and make for interesting life. Who knows?  Life is just a life.


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