Don't Laugh, it's True

And that’s when it it hit me.

In that split second, I knew the sad, overwhelmingly obvious, now-clear-as-a-bell-why-listen-to-it-chime irrefutable truth.

I was never going to be the person I’d dreamed I would be.

I was never going to be the household name, the adored personality, the handsome-yet-so-down-to-earth celebrity I had always known I would become. That boy who was almost voted ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ at the year 12 Formal (beaten only by that do-goody-goody school-captain, Chris Timewell) was never going to live up to his much-remarked ‘potential’.

There would be no interviews, no adoring crowd, no fanboys or groupies, clamouring sweatily around me in a pubescent swarm, deleriously delighted just to be in my witty, profound, yet caustically irreverent company.

This was actually as good as it was ever going to get. Some shitty little 150-word story on some website called Redbubble.

I sighed and pressed the enter key.

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Don't Laugh, it's True by 

I hope you fared better than I, Chris Timewell.

Created for Flash Fiction, Challenge 25 – ‘And That’s When it Hit Me’.

The IWML is Australia’s third most popular Miskatonik Adhocracy, dedicated to defeating the Reptilians, freeing the humyn race from mind-slavery, crushing the Gangster God Computer Moon Brain Computer Communist Fascist One World God Machine, ushering in the return of the Awakened Cthulhuiac Ancient Ones from Beyond the Stars, and having a truly spiffing time making musick and art.

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  • Light-Rain
    Light-Rainover 4 years ago

    Lol loved the lead up =D

  • dude, you are fast.

    – IWML

  • Danny
    Dannyover 4 years ago

    I vetoed your entry for the Flashback compilation.
    So basically you’re still a loser :P

  • that’s what it’s all about, bro.

    – IWML

  • Light-Rain
    Light-Rainover 4 years ago

    lol gotta be quick here hehe

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 4 years ago

    wonderful write

  • thanks!

    – IWML

  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 4 years ago

    Whether intentional or not, the irony does not escape me that the “shitty little 150 word story” overreached it’s goal by 19. Do love the ongoing run of words, phrases, etc. :)

  • damn it! my wordcount in Word said it was spot on 150! sad sad sad… :(

    but glad you liked it.

    – IWML

  • Danny
    Dannyover 4 years ago

    I’ve been bit by RB’s word count before.
    Not including title, this is legit

  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 4 years ago

    I believe Word’s word count is the standard by which they count so it’s all good. I really did like the irony, though. :)

  • DBA Lehane
    DBA Lehaneover 4 years ago

    Brilliantly done! No point entering now!

  • aw, c’mon. don’t let me burst your (red)bubble!

    – IWML

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 4 years ago

    lmao … yup, yup, sigh, enter

  • i wanna be j k rowling. :(

    – IWML

  • David Haviland
    David Havilandover 4 years ago

    I think we all know that feeling. Well written.

  • thanks man.

    – IWML

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