Stories tagged “death”

  • Plummet

    Like so many times before, I slowly rose from the warmth of my bed. My feet slid out from under the covers, and onto the carpet. The constant hum of the air conditioner filled the room, accompanied by the soft pad of my feet as I shuffled toward the be...

    • Author: Josh
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Death does no favors

    I don’t want to die a violent death. That is too sudden and I wouldn’t have time to really appreciate it. No, I want to die a death where my life is slowly being drained. A fatal gunshot wound or I get impaled by a metal pole after pushing ...

    • Author: Jesse Blake
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Micro Cuts

    Blood drips from his fingers. He kicks her aside, showing no guilt. His eyes scan the room; a photo, a postcard, a CD on pause. He presses play on the CD player. Falsetto tones fill the room. He jumps as his name is called. She is still alive. She mutt...

  • Illumination

    Her hands shook, as she spooned grounds into the filter. Finally, she hardly noticed. Sleep came when you were truly exhausted, but you had to stay alert in between, somehow. She heard some people had to turned to things other than caffeine, things tha...

  • A silver lining, oh yes I should think so...

    Any successful execution by firing squad results in just one thing: a healthy corpse. In this regard at least, today’s effort was a stunning success. Those present: myself, a small group of onlookers, three marksmen and a miscreant tied to a pole...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Afterlife II

    They say that mercy is not getting what you do deserve, and grace is getting what you don’t deserve. God has been both merciful and gracious to me.

  • You are going to die

    Hello (Sir or Madam), I have some very troubling news, perhaps you should be seated. You are going to die. Worse yet, we are all going to die. Every one of us. You, me, your state-approved spouse, that adorable baby down the street, that guy from work ...

    • Author: Hammurabi
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • The tunnel

    She lay there on the floor. she felt a little as if she was gently sinking into the thick shagpile. her head was swimming, and her breathing was becoming shallow. Her mind seemed to be drifting away, out, up, over away from her body. They were still in...

    • Author: Memson
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • High Tide

    The gently ebbing current drew down to the depths, where the scuttling creatures feasted methodically in the darkness. Our bodies were never found.

    • Author: Match
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Closet Chronicles 2

    My sister looks nervous as she says, “But Dad… I think Mom’s right. She-” And before she can speak any more, my father pushes her out of the third-story window, then sprints to the door, throws it open, and runs down the hall. M...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • That Kind of Day

    It’s the kind of day where you run out of toilet paper. The kind of day where you hear the phone ring while in the shower and pick it up half a second too late. The kind of day where you jump in your time machine to go back a few seconds and catc...

    • Author: KevSaund
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Death and Rebirth

    There was another funeral procession today in Cozmel. Some forty mourners, at least two weeping brides, and the recently deceased. He was sitting proudly in his sedan chair carried on the shoulders of four young men. I had met him earlier when I first ...

  • Leap of Faith (Mature)

    “I knew you didn’t exist the day you let my wife die.” I say this to no one in particular as I hop up onto the ledge. I feel the wind in my hair as I gaze over my shoulder and down fifteen stories. “What kind of a loving god let...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Under The Sea

    “It’s the last thing you’d ever expect to find in a swimming pool,” joked the man from animal control. No one else spoke. The Thomases stood anxiously at the poolside, staring at the shock of crimson against the pale pool water....

  • Acid

    Jake threw his head up into the air. He screamed, the only thing that came from his mouth was a small black spider. That’s when the rest came. The arachnids were pouring out of his mouth like water. He tried to yell for help, but the spiders muff...

  • Stupid life.

    She woke up in a dark mood despite the sun exploding through the curtains. Stupid sun. Stupid morning. Stupid day. Her mind picked up where it left off when she finally drifted off to sleep the night before. “Stupid life,” she mumbled as sh...

    • Author: luckymere
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ready? Aim? Fire?

    As the squad lined up he could tell this would be it. Within five minutes, he would die. Some would say that he really didn’t have to, others that it was the only choice. But the idea of it being a choice never occurred to him. To him it was just...

    • Author: i, Coomber
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Elegy [poem]

    Black thoughts on a starless night with no clouds. I lie awake, haunted by impressions That darken my memory like thick shrouds. Your infinite theater of expressions, Your magnificent eyes, ocher and gold, The strange way you used to enter a room As if...

  • The Fires of Hades

    He stood there panting, watching, waiting. Every muscle in his body was alight with a teatherball yellow flame from effort. Blood slid down the blade and splashed like sand into a small pool. The demon watched him, searching him for weakness. The other...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Magnum Opus

    As the aftershocks rattled the air, I looked at Wendy. The fire danced around her, pointed tongues licking her, but not consuming her. I was reminded of that day I saved her from her own home. I had dragged her out of the flames and neither us had been...

  • Charlie's Epitaph.

    Tears fell, and were immediately consumed by the ravaging flames that surrounded us. There were no words spoken. Only a final look as Charlie let my hand go to let the inferno consume him. As he stood there, a man of flames, he was beautiful. Beyond be...

  • We Can Collect It For You... For A Price

    Her ankle length coat was seamless, and the black leather draped as softly as silk. It was tank grown, of course, but clearly tailor made. This was not one of the cheap off the shelf coats. This had been grown to order. And, he thought, fit was somethi...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Moment Of Clarity

    The menacing thick grey dust cloud blanketed the area, the sound of debris falling reverberated around the area. Standing together, separated only by a thin, hazy energy field were two lone figures. Standing mere inches away from eachother, neither dar...

    • Author: GrimmyD
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Memories of a crying shame.

    “Do you see me?” Her voice dared not quiver, for she would not give in. “Quiet, we shall not have this.” His face was stone cold, emotionless, yet she knew he wavered. “We? So you’ve finally acknowledged me?” H...