Strangers in the night

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He spoke to me again. Told me I was useless. And worthless. That I was better off dead. She agreed with him. Cackling with laughter, telling me I was good for nothing. They always did. Every single night. I covered my ears to drown out their voices. But it was no use. My screams made them shout louder.

Useless!

Worthless!

Good for nothing!

No one would miss me. Because nobody loved me.

There was only one way to stop them. These strangers in the night.

I smiled as I hung myself from the rope.

Their voices would never speak again…

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  1. Sulekha

    January 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Tragic post, loved the creativity you brought to the prompt.

    1. Psych Babbler

      January 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Welcome here Sulekha! And thank you for the lovely comment… 🙂

  2. Hrishi

    January 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Voices in the head?
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  3. Jyotsna Bhatia

    January 13, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Wow.. what a take !!
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  4. A Walk into the Woods

    January 13, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Oh, that’s sad!! 🙁
    Schizophrenia?
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    1. Psych Babbler

      January 13, 2014 at 4:29 am

      Yes A Walk into the woods…

  5. Eloquent Mind

    January 13, 2014 at 8:39 am

    So sad and yet true. Can’t imagine how painful it must be for them. 🙁

    Nice way to use the prompt. 🙂
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  6. Ruchira

    January 13, 2014 at 10:46 am

    loved your take…beautiful n enlightening 🙂
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  7. TTS

    January 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    This beautifully haunting. Very well written!
    – TTS

  8. vishalbheeroo

    January 13, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    This is a shocking tale on how many prefer to end their lives and there are many sordid tales that is hidden behind the curtails. So well written and brilliant take on ‘Strangers of the Night.’ I couldn’t react for a while and was speechless.
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  9. nabanita

    January 14, 2014 at 3:05 am

    that’s so tragic … 🙁 but wonderfully written for sure
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  10. Kalpana Solsi

    January 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    But this is not the solution. its sad and tragic.

  11. The Magic Quill

    January 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Lives like this are a reality for many. Sad, yet true. Your writing brings out the poignancy of the situation.
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  12. shellymona

    January 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    She was completely surrounded by negativity and at last she gave up…
    It’s really tragic but it happens
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