Stories tagged “frustration”

  • Frustration

    The deer leaned contentedly against Elise’s hips, closing its eyes trustingly. Elise stroked its head absentmindedly as she stood looking out over the meadow. Everything was calm and quiet. She suddenly leaped high into the air and came tumbling down...

  • But I'm Not

    “I-I miss my old life, Queen. And I don’t like this Plane. Nothing happens here.” Elise shuffled her feet awkwardly. All Selphs miss their old lives, Elise. It cannot be helped. You should be honored to have been chosen. “I- suppose so…” re...

  • Double Trouble

    Brightly colored cottons sloshed in the soapy water of the brushed steel super capacity machine at the laundry mat. Lily watched them with a scowl. She was the one with the stage name, not Her. She was the one with the perfect body type. Being a double...

  • Can't I take you anywhere?

    “Home,” he signs to me. “Home. Want.” Always thus, we leave.

    • Author: ethelthefrog
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Across the Street

    Neil tapped his pencil with growing aggression. It had been three months since he had written anything worth mention, and he was growing incredibly irksome. The cursor on the laptop screen blinked against a blank white surface of a hopeless attempt at ...

  • Everything That You Don't See

    It burns to feel things I wish it would stop I love you, it burns I hate you, it burns I’m angry, yet it’s still burning The fire is out of control It all hurts endlessly My words, they all come out senselessly And as always I bear the pain...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Brainstorming

    “Yo! You home?” I looked up as Robbie stepped into the kitchen. “Do you ever knock?” He smiled. “I’ll knock when you lock your front door.” I blinked. “Fair enough. Good timing, though.” “What...

  • Writer's Block

    I wrote a story today. It was about a small boy who grew up homeless; no scratch that. It was about a man who had a corporate job and lost it; no scratch that. It was about a woman fighting for her marriage to the man with a corporate job; no scratch ...

  • Holiday Funk

    I hate the holidays. Sure, it’s great to be handed a bunch of stuff you might actually want (and I won’t turn my nose up at free socks), but all the stress and anger and over-reaching to try and make the holidays somehow ‘happen’...

    • Author: B. Booth
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • I deserve love too!!!

    As Dorothea looks at me, very non-committally, just like the previous three times that day, I cannot help but wonder if it will ever change. There’s obviously something there, otherwise she wouldn’t repeatedly focus on me, even though each ...

  • Mutual Friends

    Comfortable, and yet, so shy, The two of them appear. I have watched my two close friends Flirt for almost a year. Fleeting glances, inside jokes, Normally wouldn’t mix. But they both see potential For something sweetly rich. Dearest friends, hol...

  • Writer's Block

    There he sat again, staring at the mostly white webpage that was splashed with a hint of red up in the banner. The blinking cursor sat in the body of the story, unmoving yet again. No ideas would come to him no matter how hard he tried. He knew there w...

    • Author: Cid
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Just out of reach

    He could feel it, just ever so slightly out of reach. He had skinny fingers, he was sure he could reach. It was right there, right on the tip of his finger, he could get it. He had to get it. The frustration was driving him crazy, he knew with every fi...

  • Percussive Exploration

    Screaming, I tore the Rubik’s Cube asunder. “See? There’s no middle bit!”

    • Author: Tsu D'nehm
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Done

    The outburst came suddenly from the middle of the cafeteria. He wore a white lab coat, pocket stuffed with pens. “That’s it!” he shouted, quickly rising to his feet, his lunch try clattering to the ground. “I’ve had it! I&...

    • Author: Jason Month
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Frustration

    Frustration. The blinking cursor mocks him. It knows his fears; his worries. He types a few tentative words only to backspace in quick, anxious wrist snaps. It continues to mock him. There’s always dishes to do. Perhaps a load of laundry. The cur...

    • Author: Jer Ray
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • A Purpose-Driven Afterlife

    I’m not sure how I got here, or what I’m supposed to do. That was also true when I was alive, but this time I get the distinct impression there really is a purpose. Or there was. I’ve asked around, but none of the veteran demons have ...

    • Author: Jeff Schmidt
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Negative Concept Swept

    Let a negative concept get swept Away like waves off the shore Leave its poison wept on the floor Watch how hate has crept out the door In search of where we’ve stepped— Relentlessly hunting mankind for more

  • the star of our show

    im sick and tired of crying over you of course you dont even care so why am i wasting my time? you pulled me in and others as well and now were all in tears but you dont care to notice your the star, of our show you stole the spotlight and used it aga...

    • Author: megann
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Guess the Verb (Mature)

    You stand in front of a door wrought of thunderbolt iron, too heavy for your crowbar to prize open. There is a red button on the wall beside it. >Push button I don’t know how to “push” the button. >Press button I don’t kno...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Step Away

    He closed his eyes and started to breath slowly. Outside the room, people were still going about their work. He had to step away from everything for a moment. He was starting to get tired of the people he dealt with. The work he did was enjoyable. He l...

    • Author: ChrisWDP
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Last Call (Mature)

    Charleston stared. The rash of mass suicides leading up to the twenty-first hadn’t prepared him for this. The world was descending into chaos and anarchy because some fool thought the world was going to end. Apparently that gave you license to do...

  • Megafreighter (I've Got A Feeling)

    “You’ve obviously never worked on an Arcturan megafreighter.” “What the brzi does that have anything to do with—with anything?!” she practically screamed. He stroked his chin-stubble absentmindedly. “They—...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • A Tightly Laced Relationship.

    When was the last time you thanked me? Well? What? You’ve gone spacy on me, haven’t you? Too bad. You’re not getting out of this one. Yeah, yeah, you think you don’t need me, but every time you want to leave, every time you wan...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • I Get It

    You think life sucks. You count your joys and miseries only to find the ratio terribly unbalanced. You wander the hours drenched in melancholy, a victim of your circumstances. I get it. You spend your days in self-diagnosis. Your highs are high and ...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted about 7 years ago.