Nobody (#AtoZChallenge)

This is my 9th attempt at the month-long blogging challenge, Blogging from A to Z. I’ve completed it 5 times so far. My theme this year is 7 Sentence Fiction, and the word I’m using for N is Nobody.

nobody AtoZ 2018


He had been the only one who tried to bring me out of my shell.

“The world isn’t that bad, kiddo,” he would say, giving me a hug.

But he didn’t know that no one really talked to me. Those who did talk only mocked me, teasing me endlessly about how I never talked to anyone.

I thought today would be different. Yet as I watched silently, each relative who came to offer condolences at his passing only gave a nod, then walked past me as if I wasn’t there, as if I wasn’t grieving too.

“Maybe only you didn’t think I was a nobody, Dad,” I whispered, feeling like he would still be able to hear me.

Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: Stories | for A to Z 2018.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
16th April, 2018)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

20 thoughts on “Nobody (#AtoZChallenge)”

    • In a way, it is like Wonder, but not exactly. August has a support system who love and care for him and encourage him to be who he is. This character isn’t as lucky perhaps. 🙁

      One can never read too much, Ramya.

    • Yes. Introverts need someone who will get them out of the shell, but not in a rough manner, or through ignorance. Compassion works better more often than not, I think. Thank you, Raji.

  1. So much pain that little boy has to endure.. Touching story..

    Your 7 sentence Fiction story is unique and very cool. I’ll be visiting to read more.

    Follow the Adventures of Leo on my blog.
    A is for Ahoy.
    Visiting from Iain Kelly’s blog.


    • Hi The Dreamgirl. Glad you liked my theme, and welcome to visit any time. 🙂

      Adventures of Leo? 😮 Wow. I have a series named after me? 😛 Sounds interesting. Will come visit asap.

  2. For a withdrawn boy, to lose a person who understood him. That’s so sad. And, yes sometimes people don’t notice the un-obvious.

    Seema, participant in #AtoZchallenge, Artist, Writer, Wanderer, and Dreamer.

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