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We all are inspired to do things in life.

But what if inspiration is needed to do nothing?

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I want to be inspired. I want to hear that voice that tells you – Go on, you can do it. This is your calling. This is what you were waiting for your entire life and now’s the time to achieve it. But there’s a slight problem. I want inspiration for nothing. Oh! You didn’t […]

The King of Dust Bunnies by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Editores: Manuela Timofte / j re crivello

25 Comments on “The King of Dust Bunnies by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

  1. This was marvellous Terveen. It resonated with me. I think this is a place we all have been in at some point in our life.

    “Yet, here I am, shuffling about like a circus monkey, amusing others with my boring tricks, scavenging for scraps to keep me alive.”
    Aren’t we all?

    I would love to quote the entire piece. This was a fantastic write! ❤ Much love

    • Thanks so much, Ishita. I’m glad you could relate and appreciate the (tired) sentiments behind this writing piece. At times, just slowing down and letting go appears to be the best option one could have. Just to be and not do a thing about it. That would be a bliss of its own. When would the charm wear off though…I really don’t know. I appreciate your encouraging words. 🙂

  2. Wow, the way you made your protagonist spiral into an existential crisis is incredible! Yet another brilliant story, Terveen! 👍😊

  3. Believe me or not, I’ve met such people. I mean even among the group of people who are brought up to work hard, there are always people who like to do nothing. Collect dust. Well, it is a complicated issue, really. Reality can be boring but it is rarely simple.

    • That’s the truth, Haoyan. Reality is far from simple. And many people don’t want to work towards anything and many begin with hard work and eventually burn out and many are simply confused and sway between what they think they want and what might suit them the best. Isn’t that chaos? Haha! Thank you so much. 🙂

  4. I left a longer comment over at the Masticadores site, but wanted to say here how much I enjoyed this piece. Brilliant and funny and deeply moving–all in all, a signature Terveen Gill masterpiece. Dust bunnies unite! 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Mike. Haha! How about a dust bunnies movement? Let’s get carried away by the dusty desire of doing nothing. We’ve all had those moments when it seems that letting go is the only way to have a moment’s peace after all. 🙂

  5. A very unique take Terveen. To be motivated “to feel demotivated” is such a creative thought. Very well expressed.
    Been a while, hope you are doing well Terveen 🙂

    • Hi Vignesh! So good to hear from you. Where have you been? Hope you’ve been well. This is a pleasant surprise. Thanks for dropping by and yes, motivation for demotivation. Makes one think long and hard…. Haha. Thanks so much! 🙂

  6. In terms of philosophy, “nothing” is a completely rational concept. Some people fail to find purpose in socialistic cores, and they finally become observers. They aren’t entirely wrong or right in their goals, but motivation is crucial, even if the goal is to achieve “nothing.”
    Some individuals breath for forever break.
    I’m short of words with this masterpiece(I find some part of me), Terveen.

    • Thank you so much, Tanishq. I can understand how you feel. At times, nothing seems to be a state of bliss. Just be and detach from the rest. But please continue writing and blogging. You are so good at it. Thanks for the extra kind words. 🙂

  7. This easily pass off as one possible interpretation of the vedantism! the way you made your character so real and vulnerable as we read further was amazing 👏 as always i enjoyed it!!

    • Thank you so much, Deepak. This could be the voice of so many. I think that’s why it’s so believable. As always, your wonderful words are deeply appreciated. 🙂

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