Fiction On Odyssey: "Doorways To Diverged Destiny"
Politics and Activism

Fiction On Odyssey: "Doorways To Diverged Destiny"

Just as it’s hard to decipher where fault lies dead, it’s nearly impossible to know where progress grows.

Fiction On Odyssey: "Doorways To Diverged Destiny"

Lost, completely and utterly. I’ve walked down the tunnel and reached some supposed light, but it doesn’t feel like it belongs to me. I know I put forward the work to reach this goal that was placed into my lap unbeknownst to me, but I still feel like a thief. As if I have taken hold of some destiny that doesn’t truly belong to me, and now I sit alone with all the wasted time of chasing something not desired by me, ironic. The lives people lead just because a path lit itself in front of them.

Well now I ponder on where to go now? I’ve already set forth on a road traveled by many while I long for another less tread upon, so what direction should I take now? Even if I were to jump ship would this new path be one of my choosing or is it a reiteration of my previous robberies?

I imagine myself in a circular hall of doorways, recently emerging from a long dark corridor that lead to here, and I am of course lost. Lost because I like a fool followed the dark corridor, without question, to this circular hall, but also because I am unable to reconcile with myself that I made the right choices to begin with. However, now I’m faced with a new choice what door should I choose.

Most would pick at random, but I already attempted that course of action and remain unsatisfied. Some would choose to remain forever in the circular hall. A choice I fundamentally disagree with, but persuasion to that end is so powerful few refuse it. Choosing with care is my only option, but one that is barbed and sour. The final option leads to inevitable regret because at least with the others the blame could be placed upon, but not rightfully so, life’s fickle nature.

Blame is a blindly thrown dart. Perhaps that’s why bullseyes in life are so elusive. Just as it’s hard to decipher where fault lies dead, it’s nearly impossible to know where progress grows.

Furthermore, this fact of progress may be the grand hypothesis I am in need. I can live a life free from judgement and measurements if I only can see the fallacy of believing that there are walls and doors that block my path. The paths belong to no one, so grasping for a destiny isn’t tied into someone’s fate, but it is a road offered just as the one I have taken was offered. I choose the path no matter if I can’t see where it leads or even if I can’t feel the ground being tread.

What may be thought to be monumentally worse than being lost is being alone as well. Sure, stumbling through life without direction is a horrid thing, but this occurrence maybe made even more terrifying and poignant when it’s done alone. Standing in a hall of doors without a hand to hold, is the trappings of mediocrity. Nonsense, many have come to accomplish great feats all alone. Instead of looking through others like keyholes, I must look through myself like an open window. Perhaps I will find that being lost isn’t the end, but an open door to a new beginning.

So, I suppose I’ve chosen a door, but what still remains in the way? I am the only obstacle.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.


From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments