Stories tagged “death”

  • fly

    Tears ran down her face as the last of the sun’s rays crossed the skies, kissing them and making it seem like she was crying tears of blood. She opened her eyes one last time to the beautiful scene that was laid before her. This was it, it would be o...

  • Roller Coaster Memories

    I looked up at the cheery sign adorned with anthropomorphic animals. The paint was more faded than I remembered, but the background music, clinking chain, and screams of the riders down the first hill were just as I remembered. Some things never change...

  • Into the Arms of Digital Angels

    His death was fast. So that’s a good thing. I guess, I don’t really know. All I do know is the poor kid has arms and legs in angles I didn’t really even know was possible. The coroner said that the arms are like that because the bones...

    • Author: BA Boucher
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • No Regrets

    He lay at the head of a crimson stream, shivering in the summer heat. The darkness faded to nothing. “It was worth it.”

    • Author: J.M.V.
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Love Lost

    “Wait,” he said, the words not quite sinking in. “Wait, just a second. You’re leaving me?” Once he said it, he collapsed in his chair like a discarded marionette. “I’m sorry, Jeff.” Tara choked back a sob...

  • Nightmares

    “He’s having another fit- Betty, I need you to come over here and hold him down while I refill the IV. Yeah, just like that. Now, calm down hon, but this is gonna take a sec” “Alright, that should keep him down for a bi- umm, alright. N...

    • Author: Tommy T.H.
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The Last Twenty Four

    She looks at me for the final time with no tears in her eyes. It’s the first time since we found out the news she’s been able to look at me. Breathless and exhausted, we stare into each other souls. There are no words anymore. Just breath, ...

    • Author: BA Boucher
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Waking Up

    Cold. Dark. Naked. What’s that smell? Death. These freezers aren’t really much fun from the inside. Trouble is, I can’t open the door myself. It’s like those old fashioned refrigerators; kids would hide in them and then suffocat...

    • Author: KevSaund
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Never Trust Me

    In my youth I was a child of turbulent times and ungracious wants. Over my head hung the stink of the future that was sure to find a serpentine path of waves and sines, finding me in the present. I came into understanding. That precious rule that time ...

    • Author: Owen
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sunday Worst

    “Benton!” cried the nanny, rushing at once to his side. The man had fallen facedown like a corpse across his breakfast, one hand in his lap and the other stretched across the table, contorted painfully as if clutching the throat of an invis...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One is the Loneliest Number

    No one would write my obituary. (I don’t even know 6 10-letter words!)

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Survival

    Robert watched the family walk down the hall and out of sight. They had dodged another bullet; his supervisor would be pleased. He closed the door and sat in the still-warm seat at the terminal. The blinking cursor depressed him deeply. It wasn’t...

    • Author: halfpenny
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Survivor's Guilt

    Anna closed her eyes and again imagined her step father standing above her 24 years ago, thin lips and thinner hair, asking her about her day. Anna’s 1868th day on earth had been unremarkable to that point, and might have remained so had her moth...

    • Author: dt
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • All in the family (Mature)

    I am perched on the edge of a seat that doesn’t want me, three legs shorter than the fourth. I am not a natural born pessimist, I believe in good things. Good things for good people, it’s just that I’m not good people. The preceding events ag...

    • Author: Copernicus
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fad of Life

    “It’s just a fad,” I whispered. For some reason my voice resonates when I am in church. “What is,” queried the woman looking confused and teary. “Life. “Life is not a fad,” her hackles snapped into action. “Yes. Yes it is. It comes an...

    • Author: Copernicus
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Tribute To Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop

    We all felt it. Every single last one of us. The shock, the disbelief, the horror of it all. Whether it was sympathy for someone you knew, or the sadness you felt for the man himself. Me? Personally, it hit me like a sack of bricks. I’m not old e...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Drift by

    If when you look into the sky And see a bird drift by on high Think of me and my final hour And hope that bird drifting is me

    • Author: Erneg
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • The Reminder of Time

    Tick Tick Tick Yes I know, I’m finishing up the last bit of work. Tick Tick Tick Yes, yes, do the laundry, fix dinner, fetch the kids, yada yada Tick Tick Tick I’m driving as fast as I can! Tick Tick Tick Oh god, I hate that sound. Tick Tic...

    • Author: Mirror
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • All in the Family II (Mature)

    “Disposing of a body isn’t as easy as it used to be,” I said, my mother shakes her head “What did I tell you? Huh,” a whispered demand. I hit replay and re-run our conversation but most of the words are hidden beneath the splatter. “I can

  • The Box

    Suddenly, I notice that there’s music playing. My hands are trembling as I hold my bag; my nails digging deep into the strap and leaving marks there. I am standing in an upright coffin, hanging freely a mile in the air. The box lurches and swings a l...

    • Author: Neleh
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Kyrie eleison

    I expected oblivion, as many of us did, but we do not always get what we expect. An ineffable calm transcends all in the grave, even the slow decomposition of one’s body. Yes, in the grave: where one’s body lies, the spirit may not leave, b...

    • Author: halfpenny
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Friendship Anew

    The beginning of this tale starts with a end. An end of a beloved, sweet sister of mine. A sister made of love, A sister made of time, A sister made of friendship. Yes, it was the death of my best friend, Blossom’s lovely sister Lora life, That s...

  • Fallen Angel

    “Come on it will be fun, you need to live more.” – “I think am fine right hear Rachel.” – “That’s not living your life Carl.” -“Pipe it Kat.” Carl sat on a grassy field watching as Rache...

  • In Memory of Poppa

    The most important thing I have to say here and now is this. I would like the memory of my grandfather, James Blohm, to live on forever. I want his soul to be remembered even more than I want to be remembered. Poppa was a wonderful person, and, altho...

  • The Death Of A Love One

    “Life is to short.” – “No honey life is just the journey we endure before death comes and takes us home.” – “What if I just want to stay where I am.” – “I wish that as well dear, but sometimes...