What’s Stopping Me?

Taylor sits by herself at a small table in the middle of the food court deep in thought. She contemplates a line from a book she read earlier that day as she mindlessly munches on McDonald’s fries, her go-to mall snack. She is thinking about her death. How does she see herself dying? What if it was on a McDonald’s fry? It’s possible. Anything is possible. She shifts back to the words of the author,

“When your fear of death evaporates, your fear of life evaporates.”

Tay would consider herself to be a pretty courageous person. She didn’t feel like much stopped her from accomplishing what she set out to do, and she was definitely one to speak her mind. She was also never really the “scared” type. You know, how people have fears of things like snakes, bugs, or how people jump at those masked killer and haunted white people movies. Those things never fazed her. But reading this quote made her pause. Was she afraid to die? It’s not something she’s ever really thought about. And she didn’t want to walk around, you know, living life with this fear hanging over her. Does being afraid to die hold you back from living your best life??

“Damn. Can’t have that.” She says out loud with a short chuckle as she comes back into reality. Thinking about this too much is going to put her in a bad mood, and right now she really wants to enjoy these bomb fries.


Story by Katherine Elizabeth Jackson (Abstrkt)

*Hey y’all, here’s something a little different than my usual posts. I’ve been more interested in storytelling lately, and wanted to bring this to you. Let me know how you feel about it in the comments. With love, Abstrkt.

Quote from You. Are. The. One. by Kute Blackson.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Your writing would be one of those books that are hard to put down, it kept my attention which is a good thing because I am not a huge reader.


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