Empty Ester, An Accident in Progress


Empty Ester lost her head, once a prominent fixture on her shoulders, air lingers there instead. She blamed the loss on her stubborn boss who demanded too much of her vapid thoughts.

“Find me the ‘Nail’ file,” he had said to her. “It’s the one after “O” called ‘Oblivious.'”

She should have known not to ponder the contents of “Oblivious,” the mere thought of which, caused her head to explode.

English: Detonation of explosives.

English: Detonation of explosives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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I’m participating in Lillie McFerrin’s weekly Five Sentence Fiction challenge. This week’s prompt – Empty.


I’ve also linked up to Silly Sunday, hosted by Rhonda of Laugh-Quotes.
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35 Comments Empty Ester, An Accident in Progress

  1. K R Smith

    Yes, you did have fun with the words on this powst – made it very interesting to read. And when I first started reading it, it almost sounded like a poem, and this popped into my head (with apologies):

    Empty Ester skipped semester
    Hanging around with the blokes,
    And so Empty Ester became a great jester
    Not knowing that she was the joke.

    1. Lauren

      Very nice! : ) And your poem maintains the same cadence and rhyme. Yes, I did have fun with this. I love to play with my words. When I was a child, I used to play with my food. I’ve evolved.

  2. Lizzie Koch

    This was so much fun to read and reminded me of the nick name my hubby used for me once upon a time ‘Bubble head’. An excellent take on the prompt done in a very original way. x

  3. injaynesworld

    I see poor “Empty Esters” everywhere I go these days — thankful to have a job, but dead inside. I agree with the other commenter who said he’d thought this was going to be a poem. It definitely has a rhythm to it. Fun and clever, Lauren.

  4. Nicky

    You know, I used to work with Ester and often wondered what happened to her. Now I know. I really loved the cadence to this piece, Lauren. It’s almost musical. Nicely done.

    1. Lauren

      Thanks Phil!

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