Stories tagged “death”

  • Peapaw

    You feel like a distant memory, laughing man in my photo. Your bear hug barely a brush on my shoulder. I fear I’m forgetting, much like you. Your raspy advice, growing fainter on the tapes of my mind, sounding more like ghostly noises, capture...

  • Heartache

    Break me open and still my beating heart for it must be you before the anguish.

  • Death's Notebook: The Abridged Series.

    He found the notebook and quickly understood the rules; forty seconds from writing down the victim’s name to sudden death by the cause of his choice, if no choice was given then it would be a heart attack. Pretty simple actually. The perfect crim...

  • The Last Thing on My Mind

    I changed the selection on my iPod, lifting it from where it sat near the gearshift and glancing down periodically to make sure I was getting the right album. I needed something soothing. It had been a long day. Now I was driving home, exhausted. Perha...

  • A Cold Day In Between

    My name is Danny Morita and I’m a Shinigami. That means “death spirit,” more or less. For those of you who watch those new-fangled Japanese cartoons, we don’t go around fighting people with stupidly huge swords or drop killer no...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Between The Colder and Me

    Cold as always, difficult to say when you lack a point of reference but I did not always live here. Memories in my head hurt like shards of glass and cannot be washed away with alcohol either. The bar has been eaten away by termites and now you can see...

  • She Touched Me

    She didn’t say anything. My eyes followed her frame as she moved around the table. Looking back, it was like a vulture or just some really amused cat waiting for the right time to pounce on my chest. She hummed a strange tune. Wisps of her perfum...

    • Author: Allen Sale
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • The Sound Of Silence

    Hello was the beginning; good-bye was always there to end it all. The streets were cold and empty. The cars sit idling in the road way, while rusting away in the eyes of Mother Nature’s course in the world. I sit and listen to the swings blowing in t...

  • The Land Of The Forsaken (Mature)

    Devils March a city of the fallen. The skies were dark, but no rain drops dared to fall on the forsaken town. The walls were painted red; the windows were painted over with the cross. Stables were in piles from fires set by the town’s people. Women ...

  • Finding Adam

    A keg party? Definitely not where I expected to find you this time. But there it is — the familiar bolt of recognition, followed by the bittersweet awareness that I am again (as always) a stranger to you. The line of your shoulders, the brillianc...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • I, Khaos!

    There was one form of magic the tyrant had not mastered: death magic. And so the young actor who had seen his own mother and father tortured to death before his eyes had to master it. He forged his own death into a sword tempered in a child’s blo...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Eternal Damnation (Mature)

    This was it, this was the book that was going to make me famous! Christopher Hitchens had done a blurb for the cover: “The most compelling argument yet against the existence of God.” No more preaching to the choir (of atheists… ha!), ...

    • Author: Aurelia
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • How it all came to this

    Lee had never thought that death would feel like this, but then again he had never given it much thought at all. Now, lying upon the cold cobblestone steps of the old train station, it was all that filled his mind. A small and gentle stream of blood oo...

    • Author: GrimmyD
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Normal or Afterlife

    “I must..have the..phone” he whimpered before losing consciousness completely. A tickle on his forehead roused Lee, though he was not ready to open his eyes. He assumed that he must be dead; surely nobody could survive a gunshot at point blank rang...

    • Author: jimmytee
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The Cemetery

    The cemetery was an eerie call of what was my pass. Lying in a coffin, seeing the dirt creep its way threw the faulty wood, which has fallen under pressure from the dirt. Days and months all seemed in relevant not knowing if you’re alive or dead. I c...

  • Myth 2: Electric Boogaloo

    They remembered the moon. In those brief moments before the old gods most had forgotten stopped dreaming, when the moon fell and the ocean rose in anger, they remembered the moon. Not just that it existed, but what it meant. They remembered the times t...

  • Tipping Point

    The collision couldn’t have occurred with greater accuracy. Three hours before, a dead spy satellite was struck by a meteor. It was not destroyed but its tracked path shifted slightly. This event went undetected. The supply ship Kosma was heading...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Darn Atheists

    Stupid atheists. They don’t know nothing. They think that their shiny-looking gadgets and all their “science” crap’s an excuse for them to go around and proclaim that the real truth is that there is none! Meh! Lies! At least, I ...

  • Fathers Day Part I

    Coming to a stop next to the hydrangea bush, I saw him sitting casually on a bench next to the geraniums; an arm sprawled awkwardly out to his right, his legs crossed at the ankle. There were holes in his suit pants, his white shirt stained with shades...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Fathers Day Part II

    He tried to give me a welcoming grin, but all I saw were the rotting teeth and the black holes where teeth should have been. “You’re an adult.” He said, still grinning like a jack o lantern. “I’m nineteen,” I said, “somewhere in the middl...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Fathers Day Part IV

    “You know I haven’t heard the new Green Day album. I also don’t know much about the world today. But I’ve seen this country as a result of a war, and I can tell you that the good that comes is hardly ever worth the bad. And about your mother, I...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Father's Day Part V

    There was nothing else for us to say after that. I had heard everything I had needed to hear my entire life. I left my violets at the bench and walked back to my car. I went back to my dorm and went on with my life. I went places. I saw people. But I n...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Writing On The Wall prt IV

    Me at 26 is alone again, lying on a bathroom floor. My face is numb, that’s a weird feeling. I’m so sick. Dope sick, that’s what it’s called. Take a few more hits and I’ll be fine again. I just gotta get up. But I’m so tired, and my head is...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Time Travel: Six Feet Deep

    At first I screamed, I cried, I kicked, I clawed. Alone. The darkness was so black that I thought to be swallowed by it. Then eventually something inside me broke. Then nothing. The velvet began to droop, and for the longest time a piece of it tickled ...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fred's Day

    And it came to pass that the Reverend Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, died and went unto his heavenly reward. Verily, Fred had prayed and worked hard his whole life. “I’ve done it all, Lord. I’ve cursed and ...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5