Stories tagged “death”

  • fade to grey (Mature)

    “Shh, shush now” I said in a calming voice, “it’ll all be over soon”. Her eyes almost seemed to accept the inevitable and I could feel the remnants of her life moving through my body. She gasped one more time and was gone....

  • And Lethe Runs Wide

    Before Charon could whip his jet ski around for another pass, however, something changed. More to the point, someone coughed. His eyes flashed, once, as he scanned the masses. Thousands of souls milled around, as always. Most were losing interest in hi...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sanguine Tune

    Garret slumped forward. The pain at the base of his skull tore through his head like a wildfire. Attempting to fight through the overwhelming agony, he shifted around to see who had struck him. It was much too dark, he worried. What had happened to the...

    • Author: Galen
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Widow's Window

    Widow Marion was not the average widow. Only married 11 years ago, then to lose the love of her life in a tragic accident at the place of her husband’s employment. She sat in her quaint (and now lonely) bedroom peering out a large stained-glass w...

  • Trapped Here

    I wake with a start. But that can’t possibly be the right word for it. I haven’t moved a muscle in what feels like a lifetime. It’s been years I’m pretty certain. But then again, it might only be a matter of hours. It’s ju...

  • A Scream in the Dark

    The sounds of my own terror filled screams tore me from the grips of the dream. My heart pounding. My breath coming in loud gasping pulls. My skin and sheets soaked with sweat. I lay in the dark relearning how to breathe. The realization that I’m...

  • A Glorious war?

    Dear Mother, Before I left your care and marched to the frontline, I’d heard stories of soldiers in war. The pride of our nation, the bravest of the brave. I never missed a chance to hear one of Father’s tales about how honourable his comra...

    • Author: Bad Beat
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Emily Dickinson 2.0

    I heard a fly buzz when I died. It was still buzzing, flinging its tiny blue self against the cold window, when I came back the next day. I had signed away what portion of me I could make assignable—namely, that dim and bottled essence some call ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Emily Dickinson Comes Back

    I heard a fly buzz when I died. It was still buzzing, flinging its tiny blue self against the cold window, when I came back the next day. That strange and corruptive germ that had been robbing Death of his rightful charges had gripped me. I could feel ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Interview

    “So who might you be?” Kyle says with supreme authority. “My name is Declan MacLyntire.” “Haha! Declan, what type of name is that? Your parents might as well named you Balthazar.” Jeron giggles. “Shutup Jeron. ...

  • Awake

    “Liz?” She swatted at him, irritated, her hand flopping at the end of the wrist forlornly. He snatched at her fingers and touched them to his lips. “Liz. I’m still here. I’m not going to leave.” Her hand was cold as ...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A glorious war? -Prequel

    To think the field once lush with grass and rampant flowers, filling the landscape with an awesome beauty. Replaced by a sight I wish upon no man. There is no beauty in war. The whistle seconds away. We wait, while praying we would never hear it. Prayi...

    • Author: Bad Beat
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Fail Safe

    Charlie felt the skin sagging back on his face, pulling away from its proper location as his weight increased. He could swear his ribs were creaking, which was silly, because ribs oughtn’t make a noise until they snap. He tried to think of someth...

  • Whisper

    He leaned over and whispered in my ear “I do not know why, but I do not think I have long for this life”. I never heard from him after that conversation. The nurse said it was my conscious saying I was scared of the image of my father passi...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Triskadekaphobia

    It was everywhere. This was the last straw. No more would this idiotic figure be present in the human race! No more! I would obliterate it! It would no longer haunt me on every single street! It would no longer be a presence in my life, or anyone’...

  • The Hotel Murder Case

    The cup was warm; a red lip stick mark was left on the rim of the cup. The bathroom light was left on, with the taps running. Two chairs facing the tip of the bed, a lit smoke lay next to one of the chairs. The bodies were found early today, time of de...

  • Passing Notes in Class

    I got a note from a dead girl today. I get a note from a dead girl every day, it seems like. They all seem to subscribe to that “unfinished business” crap from that movie with Christina Ricci and the weird little ghost kid. The problem is t...

    • Author: Geebs
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 10:13 AM, Found a Sprout in My Garden

    Cold grey air came wafting out the hole made by two great pines. A moment later the fog would get sucked back in, right into the deep of the wood, and then back out, slow and sickly. Drunk trees leaned out of the earth on either side of the hole, twist...

  • Ghost Story

    When I wake up, she’s sitting on the edge of the bed. Same short skirt and fuck me pumps. Same black eye and trickle of blood. Same look of resigned defeat. Same silent tears. I decide to try something different this time. I move over and sit nex...

  • It Kills Me

    It’s there and there is no denying it. I’m told that the key is not to think about it, but how can you not when it is quickly becoming your reason for insanity. You start to question its existence; why is it here? By now you believe that yo...

    • Author: Rafekee
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • On The Lamb With Virtue

    I had never seen Vincent Virtue before, but I instantly fell in love. Had Lackey 437 been around, he might have stopped me from running a finger seductively up Virtue’s really well muscled thigh. But alas. Dr. Misfortune caught the gesture out of his...

    • Author: Beast
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Savior

    “I love you,” she said as they stared into one another’s eyes. Joy filled him and he grinned from ear to ear. He grabbed her hands and was speechless and just as he began to talk she cut him off. “But I’m not what you need...

    • Author: Geo
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Headache

    Damn this was like no headache he had ever felt. He crashed to the ground. He could feel a warm sensation flood his face. He pawed at his face, sticky and red his hands fell to the ground.

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The number 13 to elsewhere

    He was annoyed when the bus stopped. Partly because he wasn’t at a bus stop, but also because he was now under it, and didn’t have the best view of what had just happened. Although one would think that the underside of a bus might be dark a...

    • Author: i, Coomber
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Truth of Eddie, Or A Logical Look At A Vampire (Mature)

    She awoke to utter darkness, the stench of decay causing her to gag and would have her vomit if she had anything left in her stomach. She tried to remember how she got there, the cold floor and manacles on her hands giving her no clues. “ArenR...