Stories tagged “birth”

  • In the pitch black darkness

    In the pitch black night, thunder cracked and lightning momentarily lit the sky. A small lantern swayed in the wind, illuminating a makeshift birthing place inside an old barn. Agathia strained again, screaming in agony. The cot was soaked with sweat a...

  • Aveline

    The night Aveline was born was the night the winds came to Restrepo. These were not the usual soft, whispering winds that blew on the plains and flirted with the curtains in the window — these were serious, life-taking winds. They battered the wa...

  • The Greatest Gift

    His hand tentatively sought hers under the coverlet. He couldn’t believe the love that consumed him. Her beautiful hair had the smell of fresh roses. A delicate little frown winked across her forehead as she slumbered peacefully. Suddenly the ey...

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Birth Day (six words)

    Today the runty Orc’s troubles began.

  • Where Poets Come From

    Behind the gossamer curtain Beneath the azure veil You’ll find a quiet beauty In exquisite detail You’ll hold your breath to gaze upon it You’ll take in the scents with your eyes The scene beheld is beyond words Sweet music touches th...

  • Omni

    It all began once. That’s all it takes to begin something and everything did begin some Time, in fact Time began and that sorted out everything so that there could be some Place as well. Naturally, or at least linearly, I began. Fortunately, I ha...

    • Author: n8k99
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hello, My Name is Persiphany Vanderbilt

    “Hello, my name is Persiphany Vanderbilt. I know my name is strange, but I didn’t choose it. You ever think about that? You know, how a name is the second gift you get in this world… The first, of course, is birth. And sometimes I won...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Closet Chronicles 1

    I hear wailing sounds coming from the closet. The crying of a newborn. I slowly walk down the hallway and turn the handle, letting in only a crack of light. And I see my mother. Except, she looks much younger. The wrinkles around her eyes are not as pr...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ashes

    I watch as the wind carries the ashes of what once was and can never be again. The terror, the cynicism, the pain have all burned away. In it’s place is a seed, small and scared, unsure of what it is to become, hoping the rain and sun can find it...

    • Author: Ath
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Birth of Consequence

    “PUSH!” The doctor said forcefully over my grunts and gasps for breath. “One more time Kelly, One big push and it will all be over.” The contractions ripped forward from my spine as I leaned forward and gave the final push bring...

    • Author: mannor
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • True Love

    When I was young love had to be the simplest purest feelings anyone felt. When I met Mary in 72 I knew that would be the start of my life. I knew my place, and what I wanted most out of it. I dropped out of high school a year later to go work at the mi...

  • Escape

    I’ve been trapped in this tiny prison for months, with no memory of how I got here, or why. I simply awoke to find myself trapped, alone, unable to remember my name or my past. The last few weeks I’ve been exercising almost constantly, building my ...

    • Author: John Perkins
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • New Born

    “Jesus Christ am not a doctor, am just a Dentist.” A man shouted in the over crowding lounge inside the theater. The crowd looked on ward in awe as the woman pushed and pushed as she attempted with every breath to push along the baby. “I have no ...

  • Where I belong. (Mature)

    An hour since I left her… I know that nothing goes wrong any more. She’s in good hands; her mom, my mom, sisters, they would tell me if something was wrong… Just relax. The excitement; the joy; and yes, the terror of bringing new life tha...

  • Yesterday, Someone...

    Yesterday, Someone gave birth. Yesterday, Someone gripped the sound of feet on the ground. Yesterday, Someone neglected their worth. Yesterday, Someone lost in the night was porch light found. - Yesterday, Someone fed their soul with the break of dawn....

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • An Epiphany

    Lemme finish my Pabst first Before you go and spell out the worst Dang it, now my mind lapsed Whatchew say d’other day Just before the barn collapsed? Was it, “Hey, Orson! Look out!” ? As I nearly dispersed off this here Earth Apparen...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Splendid and Sublime

    How could time elapse After we inevitably collapse Into nothing? I ask To get a grasp on the questions I bring And so forth we spring Like a sapling From nothing Feeling Love when it’s touching The skyline above Adapt to blend Cause pretendin&...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I love you, unborn son.

    Sometimes when I’m in bed, and the only sound is the snoring in my ear, I think too much. I start out with something small, like; Oh my God, I’m having a baby. Okay, that’s not small, but that’s as small as it gets these days. U...

    • Author: Lamezorz
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Extemporaneous Instance of Skin; Enlightened Love

    The transparent surface reflects flesh eclipsing our skeleton’s silence on the water’s akimbo window a solid flow of indigo limbs where all we know bends like elbows; it blends where waving movements never end and I’m a part of ti...

  • Before You am I

    The intense embryo wriggled in mother’s liquid. Artificial mama. It was the best that the secreting world of science in all its mind-raping glory could provide for the young one. “What is this?” The interrogation of fragile lips linge...

    • Author: Trykdyn
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The last laugh. No, Really!

    The Big Crunch Church of The Final Deliverance (BCCOTFD) was on the final countdown. Long ago, it was thought there was not enough matter in the Universe to slow down the expansion of the Big Bang and draw things back to a final singularity. But then -...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Wheel Turning 'Round Part 4

    Every cell dispersed into effulgence. The coruscating white light darkled to red, then a mollified pink. A pulsation of animus ebbed and flowed rhythmically, a susurration echoing throughout. Sometimes fast sometimes slower. Time did not exist in the f...

  • Child of the Heavens

    Now after time had past, the Sun and Moon became dissatisfied with emptiness, that ever present lack surrounding them. No more was joy amidst the garden bright, no pleasure gotten from the shining stars. The sorrow spun around the lovers both, and both...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • A new start

    I looked out the window of my new family’s car. “they are finishing paper work. they’ll be right out” the man who brought me to the car said. “Ah here they come!”. Sure enough A man and a women were fast approaching....

    • Author: TwixGrinder
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5