About losing someone

Today’s Prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. Make today’s post the first in a three-post series.

I was crying so hard when my sister joins me in our tiny living room.

“What happened? Why are you crying so hard that your nose is red as a tomato?” She asks me gently, trying to amuse me as well.

“Nothing, I am okay.” I stop crying and wipe the tears from my face.

“You look everything but okay. C’mon, you know you can trust me with anything. I won’t judge you, I promise.”

“I was crying because Fred passed away…” I say, trying to keep calm but failed : I start to sob again.

“Oh.. I am so sorry. Fred from your history class? The one that used to drive you home from school? What happened to him?” She looks shocked by my answer. I keep sobbing and give her no answer – we sit there in silence for a minute or so, until she finally breaks it and says “Sorry Dear, I guess I ask too many questions. I’ll leave you alone if you want to, just don’t be sad too long – Fred wouldn’t approve if you drowned in sadness. I’m sure he wants you to smile honoring his memories.” She is about to leave me alone when I finally answer her.

“No.. It’s not that Fred. It is Fred Weasley… He killed in an explosion in Hogwarts.”

“Wait, WHAT?”

To be continued…


p.s. The credit of this post’ featured image goes to this amazing artist!

It is an edited version.


  1. Chili Jess says:

    Personally after the deat of Hercule Poirot, I could not open a book for three years. It just did not feel right anymore. I was 9 yo. Then I opened Harry Potter and it felt safe. Until some main characters started to fall like flies.

    And we’re all complaining about George RR Martin, but at least he does not claim writing for children!


    1. darkjasm says:

      Some deaths just don’t feel right.. *sigh*


  2. Kuromu101 says:

    I like the way you wrote this article. Writing it under the form of a dialogue made it more lively.
    And you ended the post perfectly. I found it funny how you were able to link reality and fiction.

    Keep up with the great work!


    1. darkjasm says:

      So glad that you liked it. I am trying to find a new angle for my writing.. Thank You! I always enjoy yours.


  3. dorksensei says:

    LOOOLz, thank goodness I was in bed reading your blog or else I would have fallen out of my chair laughing! XDDD* Love the build up! I really thought you were recounting an experience of losing someone in real life and I kept thinking, “Aw man, this is getting serious…” Looking forward to part two, fellow Potterhead! d(^_^)b*


    1. darkjasm says:

      hahaha.. actually it is a mixture of my own experience and a lil bit dramatization. Aye, fellow Potterhead!


  4. Gara says:

    I’ve prepared some comforting words actually, but when knowing that the Fred is Fred Weasley… just ask Mrs. Rowling to bring him back :haha.
    Great twist, anyway.


    1. darkjasm says:

      😆 I wish I could talk her into bringing him back.. 😀


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