Abysmal Interactions

This was inspired by the six-sentence story prompt by girlontheedge. This weeks prompt was board, and I took that in the message board style. A woman quickly learns the internet is both forever and full of idiots in this twisted little story.


She did not want to get out of bed this morning, as she already knew that there was no good to come this day.

She got up slowly, deliberately not checking her phone, and went about her morning routine: Take meds, brush teeth, shower, get dressed, make breakfast, and eat it.

It was only as she sat at her table with her coffee cooling that she could no longer pretend that this was any other day, and there was nothing else to be done, but face the music.

There were 342 unread messages, notifications to be scrolled for what felt like an infinity, and the last shred of hope shriveled and died within her.

She had engaged with the troll, no not a troll, an idiot, who posted something so stupid that she couldn’t help but reply with the unpopular truth, and now she was paying for it.

For every well educated person agreeing with her, a dozen dullards drowned out the voices of reason, spewing vitriol on every account she owned, and as the phone dinged in rapid procession, she wondered if telling the truth had been worth all of this.