In response the the WordPress Daily Prompt: Fourth Wall
“You get to spend a day inside your favorite movie. Tell us which one it is — and what happens to you while you’re there.”
Oh no! Something must’ve not gone according to plan. This is terribly wrong. I shouldn’t be here. Why am I here?
Everything is bleak. Just a tad worse than real life. Miles and miles of nothing. Surround by people who have given up caring. But who’s to blame them?
Ugh, I miss everything! I never thought I’d care this much. I need to stop caring. Blend in. Just like everyone else. But it’s all just so completely hopeless.
Wait, don’t do that, don’t think like that. Maybe that’s the whole point. They don’t care, so they do nothing to change the state they’re in.
No job, no responsibilities, from what I can tell, no consequences… Why not make the best of it? Go explore, adventure, do the craziest things I can imagine, it’s not like I can die again… or can I? Would I go to an even worse world? Okay, just don’t be that reckless yet, but 100% enjoy this freedom.
Should I try to make friends?
What’s the point of any of this?
-Based on Wristcutters: A Love Story
“A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.” – IMDB
This may be too similar to Mikal’s story in the actual movie (although she never gives up). And while I don’t think I would have gotten to this afterlife in the same way she did, I can greatly relate to her in the way she misses the real world – stars, smiles, the little, simple things, that make an often bleak world wonderful.