I was sitting at my kitchen table, scrolling through Instagram on my phone while sipping on a cold beer. It was a typical Saturday evening, just me and the blue light of my screen.

As I scrolled through the endless feed of perfectly curated photos and videos, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of emptiness. All of these people seemed to be living such exciting lives, traveling to exotic locations, attending fancy events, and living in beautiful homes.

But here I was, alone in my small apartment, drinking by myself and staring at a screen. It wasn’t exactly the life I had imagined for myself.

But as I kept scrolling, I started to realize something. These people on Instagram, with their seemingly perfect lives, were probably just as lost and lonely as I was. They were just better at hiding it behind a carefully crafted online persona.

And as I took another sip of my beer, I realized that maybe, just maybe, I didn’t need any of that. Maybe all I really needed was the comfort of a cold drink and the endless distraction of social media.

It wasn’t exactly the life of my dreams, but it was mine. And in a world that can be so overwhelming and uncertain, sometimes that’s all we really need.

So I raised my beer to my lips and made a toast to myself. Here’s to the joys of drinking alone and scrolling through Instagram, because sometimes that’s all we need to find a little bit of happiness.

AI Prompt

Write a 500 word short story in the voice of Kurt Vonnegut about how Drinking alone while surfing Instagram is all anyone needs.