People’s Choice Contest Entry: Untitled by Chris Short


Each Friday for 5 weeks we are posting the top 5 entries in our “Vision Contest.” Readers can cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award from August 29th – September 4, 2014. These week’s entry is Untitled, by Chris Short (to visit Chris’s blog, click here).

“As I stare across the murky waters, I reflect upon my own existence. Why was I put on this Earth? What purpose do I have? And am I fulfilling that purpose right now? My mind wanders as I gaze at the night sky with its thousands, millions of beacons homing down on me. Are they trying to guide me? Or am I supposed to guide myself? A lone figure in the dark, I sometimes feel lost in this world, lost among the traffic and busy lives of everybody living their own existence.

I know that I have people who love me and care for me, but what does that serve? If I were to disappear, would they really notice? My line of vision returns to the water, the cool, lapping waves calling to me. How easy it would be to lose myself in the ocean. How easy it would be to escape all this. But I know I have a higher calling. I know that I’m here for a reason. So I stand up, brush myself off and return to my life in the present.

It’s all too easy to wander aimlessly, but in the words of one of fiction’s greatest writers, ‘not all those who wander are lost.’ We all find our meaning in life, so visualise who you want to become. And allow that person to become free.”

Reader’s Choice Voting will be open from August 29th – September 5th. The entry with the most votes will win the contest.



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