Stories tagged “anxiety”

  • Now

    and again I’ve found myself Lost Desolate Frightened of what is Anxious of what may come Ashamed of what has been new Beginnings, Experiences, Faces i am Unknown and i am Afraid

    • Author: alibos
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Force of Angst

    If it wasn’t for just one unsettling flaw, it didn’t seem like she had anything inherently wrong with her. In fact, she was practically the embodiment of an archetypal dream that countless men have shared; one from which they wish not to wa...

  • Dread of the Forest

    Zarek felt it all around him, as if every tree were alive, waiting for him to do something. He traveled on through the forest with the lingering feeling that he was being watched, even stalked; and sometimes he would hear noises behind him, but when he...

  • Rabid Stress

    She grew listless as the days went by, her eyes always peering out of some obscure opening within the house. He inquired several times but learned nothing other than that she felt nervous. It never occurred to him that she could feel such an emotion an...

  • Two Days

    Gareth awoke feeling fantastic. The sunlight shone through his window. His radio alarm clock rang with the voices of the morning DJs having an inane conversation. He heard birds outside singing their morning mating calls (which, in recent years, had be...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fear Crept (Poem)

    Fear crept behind my eyes As I looked to my crystal ball; Fog swarmed around the glass And would not show what I’d befall. Fear then crept down my shoulders As my nails drug and scratched, But no matter how I abused the surface I saw nothing behi...

    • Author: D.E DeWitt
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Home Court

    Folks mingled by the door blocking the entrance to the community center. I stood for a polite moment outside of the clear glass doors hoping someone would notice me—but no one did. “Excuse me” heads turned and feet shuffled. “Thankyou, hi, pard...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Harrowing Anxiety

    Your throat begins to heave and plunge; you’d surely be sick if your stomach was anywhere to be found. The angels in your ears whisper the most horrific secrets. You thank the gods you’re mad. If you weren’t – if others heard the vile thing...

  • A Non-Oprah-esque Aha Moment

    With trepidation, and no small amount of anxiety I made the preparations. Winter gear went in the A4 bag. Uniforms stacked neatly in the rolling camo bag. All manner of necessities filled the available space in each. Orders cut, flight booked and no ch...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • An Ant Atop a Mountain of Quicksand

    There’s a soft quiet darkness as I lay in bed… My heart pounds from the anxiety of a shrinking sensation, while in an unfamiliar place. My ear drums thump to the pulsating hum of dormant appliances and electronics snoring. There’s fea...

  • Just Another Night

    Restless, I relentlessly seek intrigue at the bottom of a bottle…or two, or four. As the cigarette at the tip of my finger burns away, so too does my preference for what’s practical, normal, accepted as life as “we know it.” Con...

  • Playing Catch Up.

    I grab the metal object sitting beside me too quickly, I couldn’t wait any longer. I nicked my finger picking it up, a dapple of red bubbles out of my skin. The blood begins to trickle down my finger, spreading an odd feeling of warmth over my bo...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Write of Passage.

    “We’re starting class with a test! You’ve heard it since elementary school. No looking on anyone’s papers, and no talking.” The teacher began to pass out the tests. I could hear her shuffling the papers in her hand, passin...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • You Know Who You Are

    Torment my mind and dispatch my hope to a barren landscape Wither and cry until nothing cheers me up…tangled in this sordid tale A farce about love…about my life I became a prisoner to HER emotions… I was lost when she found me and now I am a...

    • Author: Eric Soiland
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Catching Fire

    Bill Jones was the epitome of metro-sexual, a young, good-looking, well-dressed, burgeoning therapist who heard what his patients were really saying as opposed to what they thought they were saying. He lowered his stylish frames, wondering if his words...

  • Compulsive

    You have to go to school today. Despite everything, your mom is making you go. She directs you to the car where you sit and fold your arms across your chest. Your stomach is upset. You’re shaking and dizzy and when you try to speak, you feel like...

  • Warrior (Mature)

    And so in the dark you come for me again with possession on your mind and the ever-present need to feast on my happiness. The stronger I get, the more you adapt. I have spent so much time and effort on crafting me. How is it that you can so easily take...

  • You’re no longer sure if your feet are on solid ground.

    Your throat begins to heave and plunge. You’d surely be sick if your stomach was anywhere to be found. Luckily, it isn’t. Then the room begins to spin. The angels in your ears whisper the most horrific secrets. You thank the gods you’re m...

  • Shafted

    According to the security chatter, someone had found the bodies and now security personnel were swarming around like angry bees. Rachel slumped against the wall of the elevator. “They just locked down the building. I don’t see any way out.&...

  • Soaked Clothes

    Wanda bit her lip as she rubbed her sweaty palms on her pants as she waited on the leather couch in her living room. She could still hear the shower running upstairs but she couldn’t fight the feeling that she was being watched. She didn’t ...

  • Panic Attack

    I’m already Unsteady, Caught In petty Thought, Anxiety Has got me, And I can’t see, I can’t be seen, I seem stuck In between, Blind and Out of time, Out of hand, Out of my mind, It’s like an unplanned Silent scream, A blaring si...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Little Lives (Mature)

    i’m bored of me. i swallow pebbles, like my mom does pills. if i witnessed my own meltdown, i would reach for a sugar cone. one day i saw myself trip and i stepped over my tears. i sleep with my corpse, which keeps me cold. my chest rising and...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • A Wall.

    This is it. This is the test you’ve been working towards your whole life. I skim the edge of the paper with the end of my finger tip. The epidermis of the skin slices thinly, and a bead of red fills the gap. I feel my heart racing. I hear my skul...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Copy That.

    I sit at our kitchen table, waiting for something to happen. The sirens keep wailing passed the house. My heart beat was screaming in my ears. Threatening to burst open the ear drums. Time went in slow motion. Time was painful. 2 hours earlier The cell...

  • Thoughts On An Anxious Lover

    Last summer I thought I kissed the doubts right from your chapped lips. I could have sworn I did, but tonight you rolled over in bed to face the wall, curling up into yourself like a child. You told (the wall), that there’s this tangled mess insi...

    • Author: Ariah Oak
    • Posted about 6 years ago.