Stories tagged “envy”

  • Jealousy is uglier than you would think...

    She sat in the corner of the room, glowering at the boy fifteen feet from her, but not paying any attention to her. The green creature sitting next to her glowered too, but in a sarcastic way, since it was grinning. It was making fun of her, which made...

  • To Be Free. The Prisoner...

    I’ve been a prisoner since the day I was born. Held captive by own worst enemy, and dearest friend. But when i shut my eyes, i am free. Free like the other children I look upon with envious eyes. But in a different way. When i shut my eyes, my mi...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • To Be Free. The Prisoner...

    I hear, i see and feel once more. I am free. My thoughts and anxieties are carried away in the refreshing current. Once more, i am ascending. Rising up, up and out of the water. Out of the lake, and once more into the sunlight. I stretch and flex my mu...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Myth

    Sea and Moon were lovers once. They were one, moving through the nether, each completing the other, made for each other. Both knew they would be together forever, but it was not so. Moon and Sea soon found themselves near a new world neither of them ha...

  • The Schlub and The Descent

    Some people look at the depravity and atrocities of war and say, indignantly and piously, this is why we should not have war. Yeah, right. As if you could wave a wand and say there is no more war. Wherever there is want, fear, envy, lust, and all those...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Almost Home

    Ms. Ecstatic stepped out of the in-flight lavatory and took her seat next to Mrs. Jones, who had been in Japan for the past several months. She was elated to be going home, as was apparent from her incorrigible smile. She couldn’t wait to see her...

  • Seventeen (Part 1)

    Kristin tucked her sun kissed blonde hair behind her ears and studied the models in her sister, Amy’s fashion magazines. Kristin sighed, there was Lana Spaccarotella, the “it-girl.” Lana had an exotic look: tanned skin, hazel eyes and long, aubur...

  • Seventeen (Part 2)

    Amy sighed and rolled her eyes. “Okay, like I know that these pictures are always airbrushed and Lana’s so totally anorexic, but still… I’d kill for legs like that,” Amy said as she brushed her hair. Kristin couldn’t believe what she had ju...

  • Fringe of the Festival

    She woke up, shivering, the cold wind blowing her newspaper bedsheets around, sapping her last ounce of warmth. She staggered up from the doorway, shaking leaves from her hair, and wrinkled her nose at the stale smell of sweat and urine that emanated f...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The End Result

    I have no idea why I’m telling you this. A matter of conscience, maybe. I was young, fresh out of college. I got a job most other graduates would kill for and moved into a pleasant little suburb—one of those ones with cookie-cutter houses w...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Envy (Challenge)

    Sara is a public speaker. John is really smart. Lisa has a pretty smile. Tom makes perfect art. Jordan can play soccer. Marie can really blow. Kyle can make an igloo out of twigs, canvas, and snow. Why can’t I do things like that? Why can’...

  • Closer To God

    Just because it’s my fault doesn’t mean I’m the only one who has to, or should, pay. We’re all prone to occasional bouts of imperfection; of sin. As the man once said, “let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” All of us are burdene...

  • Smile

    “Smile,” the word slithered from the lips of mine. And suddenly, the moment the picture was taken, the smile was frozen. I wished I could walk up to her, smack it off her pretty face. Of course I was envious, of course I wanted what she had...

  • Watching the Dogs

    Though the green light winked at him, Micah did not move. He had not moved all night, nor had he taken the traffic signal’s advice the two previous nights. His lonely vigil, thus far inneffectual, kept him parked in a rented car outside ‘Ho...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • The Envious Elf

    The elf’s heart was a cold metal machine, thudding against his metallic arteries. His hands, always pinching, prodding, were robotic claws. His eyes were small, sharp spheres of steel, always remembering. His ears were large microphones instinctively...

  • The Wrath of the Envious Lover

    With clenched fists and pitchforks waved madly about her front gate, Anne was forced to sneaking out of her house in secrecy. Her face covered by her father’s old cloak, she wept silently without cease. Beth had always been envious of her, but to...

  • Cats, Peanut Butter and Envy

    They had been told to be good, and, as a preemptive measure, they had been rewarded with an early dinner. But somehow there was a feeling of distrust between the two felines. Cats: Fickle yet compassionate creatures. Just a little daring, with an abund...

    • Author: Atjagape
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • envy's living quarters

    The demon, the too-familiar one, who sits on your heart and nearly causes your smile to break when you say “I’m really happy for you.”

  • Green-Eyed Monster

    “Wow, it’s so awesome (I hate you so much) that you can do that thing (I will win, you can’t stop me) but you know, I did that last year (and I was SO much better at it than you) and it was no big deal.”

  • Green Eyes, Read Emails

    Jason read the email with a growing feeling of nausea. Congressmen Barnes, his boss, was going to fire him on Friday for “improper use non-prescription pharmaceuticals.” Sure, he used meth, but every aide was on some kind of stimulant, the ...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Bitter Side of Sweetness

    I looked around the small suite of rooms, the bitter taste of envy sharp on my tongue. Tired, so tired of Reese. She wasn’t anything so spectacular, but she was the honey of popular opinion and it didn’t matter that she had no substance. She wa...

    • Author: geekwraith
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Waking Horror

    She could still hear the screams. He’d railed at them, cursed them. His eyes – Lord above, his eyes. What fire had burned within them; what madness had stirred in their depths! They had been two pits, as if the long-nailed hands of Insanity...

  • Glory and Envy

    It was tedious work, being a research assistant. Long nights spent cleaning up the master’s mistakes, weekends missed that beckoned with thoughts of women and booze in equal quantities. He had no life to speak of other than his work; he was total...

  • To be a Musician you need— (part I)

    To be a Musician you need Pride a desire to show off because you are good, and you know it because the music – your music – is good, and you want the world to know it. So let the spotlight be yours. Greed to always long for more— more pieces, mor...

    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • I, the Moon

    You are the Sun, and I the Moon. You chase my darkness. I bring you gloom. Monsters howl to me. To you, angels fly. Your light burns through me. You’ll only grow brighter as time passes by. While I merely exist, you are a worshipped being. Why, o...