Stories tagged “despair”

  • Sun

    The world is at its end. Across the sunlit sky, imbued with searing reds and ominous oranges, takes me aback to a memory from childhood of a blistering, soothing hot summer day at the beach in June, but at a thousand fold. Everything that was alive is ...

    • Author: Nanref
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Victor, your emotions are tagged as follows - (Mature)

    So you claim that you’re smarter than me, actually, smarter than all of us. Rationally without fault, a blameless intellectual and talented composer, complete with typical smug smile. Stupid mistake for a genius to make. You should never piss off...

  • Missing You

    The aching and squeezing in my chest is almost unbearable as I think about how much I miss you.

  • Nothing but Time

    Darkness. Darkness darker than anything I can describe surrounds me. I have taken countless attempts at my life, but still I float. Alone. I was insane for some time, perhaps a hundred million years or more. Those were nice years, they passed right by ...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Aflame

    Alarmingly, and despite all my best efforts, I continue to be almost entirely engulfed in flames.

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Despair

    The Dinosaurs! They’re dead! ALL DEAD!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And NOW…let me just say that this originally started as an answer to the ‘despair’ challenge of ‘One Life, One Chance’. But I discovered that I’m simpl...

    • Author: Leecat
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Not A Nice Thing To Do To A Heart

    You need me I need you But you were the one that said we were through It wasn’t me It was all you Didn’t want to think things through You left me for Her Said she was divine But suddenly you won’t even give her the time Make up your mind You’...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Without The Rain

    Truer words were never spoken, Ah, but true words leave hearts broken! Truth is only for the wise, Lovers ought to stick to lies. For a rose can’t live without the rain, And a heart can’t strive without the pain. But part of loving is letting ...

  • Without The Rain Part 2

    For a rose can’t live without the rain, And a heart can’t strive without the pain. But part of loving is letting go. But I just can’t live with this woe! So now I run for a knife. This is my new way of life! Truth is, I love you with all my ...

  • T.S. Eliot It Ain't (Poem Challenge)

    I’d like to write a poem With all my shriveled heart But ponies and flowers And ivory towers Just aren’t my kind of start We’ll change the pretty ponies To demonic, Hell-born steeds With tales and manes Of underworld flames Yes, this ...

  • Ginger: The Last Shall Be First

    It took only a few hours, four or five at most, to travel from one end of Harken to the other. It was faster on the ground, but we knew it would be foolish to spend much time in the open down there. One never knew where a band of pirates might set up c...

  • A Message to the Misguided People of the World

    None of you know What life is all about, Nor do you know True optimism— Being hopeful in the midst of despair, Steadfast in the face of adversity. Witnessing all sorts of evils, Acknowledging them fully, And still managing to find The goodness in hum...

  • Desperate

    Don’t Expect me to care Such is dark despair Pathetic quiverings of the heart Erratic shakings of a pen Really don’t qualify As art Take me away I need to run Ongoing pressures Never getting a fresh start

  • Always With You

    “I told you I’d always be with you.” Lloyd entered the TV room as were it any other day, sitting in his chair. The pictures in frames were still on the mantle, curiosities still in their places on the shelves. “But you lied, dad...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Cage

    Surrounding him were metal rods, stretching further than Don’s eyes could see, almost indefinitely. The floor was cold, even and stable. It is impossible for one to stumble, to fall, when one’s feet and firmly planted on the ground. But Don...

  • A Love To Die For

    He tried to hold my gaze, but my hazel eyes dropped to the linoleum floor as he let out a loud sigh. He desperately threw his arms around my petite shoulders, but to no avail. “I wish you could tell me what’s wrong,” he whispered in m...

  • Now I see it is half empty.

    The adrenaline that began flowing through his veins caused his heart to beat faster, and within seconds he had jumped into bed and pulled the covers over his numb body. Turning his back to the door, he squeezed his eyes shut, and ignored the tears that...

  • Number Two Crush

    I would die for you. Just say the word and I would end my life, the most beautiful way possible, my final piece of artwork as I flunked every art lesson this is a canvas I know how to beautify. My dad sold his gun last year when he lost his job, pills ...

  • Entering the World

    Was it the Denai family name, or he, Kelius, who was worth nothing? Kelius came to slowly. I must still have my glasses on, he thought as he took in the blurriness of his surroundings. The light was dim – perhaps it is night and there is torchlig...

  • Egopathetic

    Perhaps it was only his assumption that others in Kethadria felt the same as he. Kelius, son of two immigrants from Mesopotamia, was destined to continue in his parent’s footsteps – a laborer for his entire life. Were it not for the favorab...

  • Stranger in a Strange Predicament

    The walk back to the Denai residence was unbearable. Keli’s feet tripped him up at every loose stone. His eyes refused to focus, even though he had removed his goggles. And the only thoughts that ran through his mind were of his stolen crystal &#...

  • What If I Was Clockwork?

    “I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen any crystal thefts. Ever. And his story checks out – Penelus was mighty angry when we roused him.” Kelius drifted in his thoughts, but snippets of the lieutenant and patrolman...

  • Snow

    It’s night now. The sun has set some time ago—now there is nothing but the darkness, and my fears. But still it’s snowing. White flakes are falling from the heavens— Invisibly, silently, accusingly— Drifting down from the sky and landing on t...

    • Author: Nickel
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Ruins of Heaven

    Tears brimmed her eyes as she surveyed the graceful spires, domes and towers of Honor, and she gripped the marble banister as dread wracked her frail form. All would be laid waste by the grim god that brooded over his prey, growing nearer by the night....

    • Author: Devin Parker
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5