Stories tagged “failure”

  • Hiding Behind The Stitches (Continued)

    Meanwhile The pressure is building deep inside The tears are burning behind my eyes And people ask me Cross my invisible line I’m miserable and broken, the teenage equivalent of ‘I’m Fine’ I can feel it Its pressing down inside my head My very ...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Most Advanced Killing Machine In The World

    The most advanced killing machine in the world lives in a pedestrian subway, most people who walk past don’t even notice it, and most of those that do pretend they haven’t, a few drop unwanted and unasked for coins of little value near it. ...

  • The Emperor's Decree

    “My lord.” He bowed low, his master lightly touching his head. “Speak, servant. Do they suspect?” The emperor was not happy. “N-no, my lord,” he stammered. He was nervous. It had been his fault, after all. “We&...

  • 1:24 AM, Hot Now, Cold Later

    “There’s nothing left for you here. Or there shouldn’t be. I’ve been telling you that the whole time,” Arnie said. Mitch hung his head. He had forgotten about the letter hanging, now, on the sweat of his fingertips. Upon r...

  • Job Hunting

    “Honey,” he called. “I’m back.” His wife ran up to him, and expectant look on her face. “Well?” she asked. “How did it go?” “Oh,” he said, looking a touch uncomfortable. “It went&#...

  • Straight Talk

    “All I’m saying, Jack, is that you’re running out of chances.” Jack and Dr. Hershall had stepped outside, hoping not to upset Jack’s daughters anymore. “But, Dr. Hershall! I swear I can change, just trust me!” ...

  • Let's Write

    Writing is like any other kind of work. Most of the time it isn’t easy, glamorous or fun. It’s staring at the blank page or screen wondering where all the inspiration you had when you started has suddenly gone. It’s wondering why the ...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nowhere In Site

    The moment of shear and utter silence that followed, although only lasting for two seconds at most, was pure hell. I could think of nothing more to say to them. Finally, my mother opened her mouth. “That’s not the way God wants it to be,...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Separation Between Research and Practicality

    The Commune fell apart after just two months. Between comments like “Ew! Jake, go put your clothes back on! We are NOT that type of commune!” and “Laurel, shut your hole and go grow me some carrots!” (Since we had no way to make...

  • Failure

    It seems like if it isn’t one thing, it’s another if it isn’t you, it’s him if it isn’t now, it’s later Nothing seems to be of good quality Everything seems to have some kind of fatal mistake These mistakes are so pr...

  • The Gates Are Closing

    The Gates are closing And it’s snowing It always does in such clichés So maybe I’ll just stay Inside the door I see no reason To continue bleeding For something that doesn’t make sense Isn’t worth the expense Not at all The snow just turns to...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • It's Already Too Late

    I don’t know if I can take it I don’t have what it takes to make it I would rather run away Please, don’t make me stay It hurts me so deeply Can’t you hear me pleading? I beg of you release me It might already be too late…...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Trying

    She breathes in deep, then breathes out heavily. Her eyes stare at the screen determindley, her fingers poised, ready for action. Ok, she thinks, it’s just 1024 characters. That’s all, it’s not long, you can do this. It’s easy! ...

  • 2010 Thnks Fr Th Mmrs

    Its 12:14 AM, New Years Day, January 1st 2010. I get into bed and slide under all four blankets, in my tank top and shorts pajamas that my mom never understands. Its a new year and I’m kind of excited, for all the usual reasons. Then I remember 2...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • "We're working on it..."

    Brooke moved his mouse up to the Inspiration button and clicked. Loading… We’re working on it! Promise! “For fuck’s sake,” Brooke yelled. He left Ficly for a while and then came back and tried the Inspiration button again....

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Drowning in Nothingness

    The ship floated away in silence, everything muted in the nothingness in space. Crewmembers gathered around the portholes like fish at feeding time, only they weren’t nearly as content. I watched, resigned to my fate, as the damaged craft drifted...

  • Don't Forget the Dry-cleaning (Mature)

    My phone rang. It pulled insistently, begging for attention. “Can you get that?” I called from the bathroom. “Sure.” Cameron said from the hallway. A stray thought tugged the back of my mind. I was forgetting something. Somethin...

  • Clear and Misunderstood

    Charles was in trouble and he needed help. Unfortunately, few people rode the dawn train out to the country. The only other person was concealed behind a newspaper, held by thick fingers. He would have to do. “Pardon me.” Charles kept need ...

  • The Anti-Sam

    Stumped amidst her own chains, Frances watched May pick over her manacles, hunting for any weakness. “…I mean, this is just a bit of a hiccup,” May babbled brightly as she searched, “this whole ‘getting caught’ busi...

  • The Glass Ceiling

    The dizzying height of the mountain towered above her, dwarfing the skyscrapers that tried, and failed, to compete with its majesty. Her guides- handsome, dark men with wide smiles and quick bows now looked at her with new appreciation. She had already...

  • Nothing But The Hits

    The clock was ticking. She’d be back any minute and they’d have to fucking scram. They’d be taken as a buncha dirty cokeheads who’d long forgot the concept of showering or at minimum proper hair care. Wouldn’t do. “A...

  • Overwhelmed

    It starts, my body locks up. First, with a mild chill, then a gentle tremble. The meeting that would seal my fate was fast approaching. I could feel the outcome would be bleak. The shaking grows as each minute ticks. The anticipation envelops my senses...

  • Chronicles Of Millie and Me Chapter 5

    I casually approached Demetri and was about to introduce myself when he saw me and screamed so loudly that if I were still alive my ear drums would have burst. I could sense his every fear of me projected onto me. I found it so upsetting so I vanished ...

  • Still Chasing? (Mature)

    I remember a time when I was living life to the fullest while chasing my dreams. Hedonism and ambition surged through my soul. I was a firm believer that you could have and do anything if you only applied yourself. The dreams crashed in flaming wrecks ...

  • Fortunes Never Lie

    Thomas strolled into the Chinese restaurant, high on the thought of shrimp fried rice. His doctor would chastise him for this, seeing as his cholesterol was sky-high and his weight just tipped the scales at 350, but the thought was quickly overcome by ...

    • Author: Horrorfan13
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5