Stories tagged “bittersweet”

  • Star of Bethlehem

    He looked confident, but the way he clung to her hand told her otherwise. Their entwined fingers, green and pink, made a strange contrast. They stood before a tree that was also a person and also a cradle for the galaxy. Ten thousand years hung heavily...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Kitchen Floor

    It was occurring to him more and more these days that she really is the one for him. They have so much in common, so why doesn’t he feel for her. Or does he and just can’t see it? She said something that night on the kitchen floor that has ...

  • Granny's Botulism Brew

    “I thought canning food was for a season, like over the winter, not for 30 years!” I hefted a jar of red stuff with tiny yellow seeds and big black spots, it’s brass top swollen. “Is grandma conducting some kind of experiment do...

  • Just Judy

    She was brilliant. But not in the smart way, brilliant in the sense that she shone every time she laughed, every time she sang, and every time she danced. She twirled in the sun, humming a tune only she knew, her dress floating out around her. Her curl...

  • The Piano Man

    She used to visit the bar every saturday night as the usual crowd began to shuffle out. She’d only sit in the second booth down from the shoddy platform we liked to call a stage. It was the only one left from old days. Someone once asked her why ...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Another Revelation (part 1)

    As I step back from a bittersweet environment filled with the various vices and virtues of humanity, I now realize all that the forces of evil tried to steal from me. If I had given in and erased myself completely from the face of the earth, I can’...

  • Another Revelation (part 2)

    Hence, I have come to accept the fact that in the end, each and every mortal being will have long since proven and exploited his or her own wickedness, whether intentionally or not. But even so, there will only be a few who thoroughly fail themselves. ...

  • The Cockiness of Poverty

    -Tickets please! He cut through, as if sweeped by the force of the crowd. A finger poked his shoulder. -Are you deaf? They remained standing, though, and he didn’t get hurt. From the escalator, he looked back with naked disdain. -Give Eleonora my...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Bittersweet

    So she’s mad. Well of course she’s mad. He broke up with her for.. for me! I’m her best friend! Obviously this can’t be good. I don’t know what to do. He is so cute but I know if I go out with him I will be hurting my frie...

  • Audrey G. Burnett: A Cryptic Note

    Audrey grinned and hugged the old man. “You are the best.” “Go on out of here before I change my mind. You’ve spent enough time here for today, I think. We’ll start your lessons after the parade.” Crow smiled faintly...

  • Three Word Prompt Interwrit1 Wendy: graceful, secret and melody

    My daughter, three, dances for me, to a secret, graceful melody. And she hums so sweetly, And moves her feet, To a secret, graceful melody. Oh, what tune can she hear With her mind’s inner ear? Does she waltz to a magical band? Oh, the sounds ...

  • Letting Go

    They say if you really love someone you will let them go. As I watch you walk away, I know what they mean. When I thought I loved you, I clung on. Hard. I was afraid of being without you. I was afraid of you leaving me. But then one day it clicked. If ...