Stories tagged “happiness”

  • Holiday Greetings (Mature)

    I picked up the next Christmas card, smiling at my wife, who was always seated just so on our plastic covered sofa when we opened our Christmas cards on Christmas Eve. The card came in a red envelope with my first name, Roger, in the middle, capital le...

    • Author: Alex Pope
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 2009, My Story Part 1

    Staring out the window as light snow falls, I think about 2009. This same time last year I was full of tears and fear. I was heart broken by rejection. My heart longed for something more than what it had. My hope was dwindling. I was tired and weak eve...

  • Candid Camera

    Take a snapshot of your life. Are you happy? Or in strife? What’s going right? What’s going wrong? It’s these simple questions Which move us along. No problems in sight! You made at least one choice right, And you’re smile has n...

  • The Night After

    I sat with my head in my hands. “I’m tired of being in mediocre relationships.” I said. “Maybe you should try loving someone who loves you back. I don’t know how you do it. It’s like you only pick one way streets to ...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Pictures Of You

    He walked up the drive way looking into the garage. Boxes stood tall against the furthest wall, tools hanged from the left, and on his right a child’s bicycle was hanged on the wall. He walked towards the bike; he spun the wheels trying to remember w...

  • Solace (Mature)

    I let the razor slip across my pale, sun deprived skin. A thin trail of blood trickles towards the drain where my bare feet rest. I think to the girls at school; their incessant gossip, their constant teasing, their never ending torment; my absentee be...

  • Trampoline-Encompassed World

    He put his arm around her, everything seemingly completley still. The hustle and bustle of the world seemed far away;cars on the highway provided a droning but strangely comforting backround noise. The trampoline rocked softly with his movement, everyw...

  • Towards a new, and often revisited, realization

    Why do we feel the need to drink copious amounts of alcohol to feel happy? Maybe not to feel happy, but as a given when one goes out. As if there is a correlation between the fermentation process and the smile on your face. Consider your average conten...

    • Author: moesef
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Take My Happiness And Let Me Borrow Your Sorrow

    Take my happiness And let me borrow your sorrow Oh yes, it must come with sappiness, Sorry, but I’ll give your sadness back tomorrow, I guess, though you seem stressed So if it steals what’s in your chest And settles in there for an indefin...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Modern Life

    Ted found himself increasingly turned off by the responsibilities that came with adulthood. Making rent, paying bills, spending one’s days in servitude to a faceless corporation who cared less about him and more about the computer terminal it was...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • In Celebration of the Ethereal

    When the entirety of one’s possessions fit in a box so small that Beyoncé Knowles wouldn’t have even bothered singing a song about it, it can be difficult to remember that it is not the physical that matters in this world but the ethereal ...

  • New

    I see how much I’ve grown I look at things differently A new image looks back at me Every time I catch a glimpse Finally I am happy I know who I am I can go out on my own I will do what I need to do No longer am I dependant No longer do I need yo...

  • A Short Story

    I was 19 when I fell in love with her, at a college bar somewhere in town. I have no idea the name of the bar or the drinks we had on that night. The small details never stuck with me throughout the years. We were a unstoppable couple; we sharded every...

  • Meet Me At The Parlor.

    “You know what today is?” “Of course I do, Trey! Hey! How about you and I just spend today together, what do you think?” “Of course, I’ll meet you at the usual!” Trey was my best friend, the best I could hope f...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

    I will climb on the shoulders of giants, and look to the sulking sky, never such withering boredom, never such a deafening cry. I will be eagerly searching for God, or maybe depose him and make up my own, I will chase the horizon and play with the clou...

  • Winner

    Come at me with your accusations, with your negativity. Facts will win. Positivity will win. Keep it up, try to keep the attention away, away from your lies and mistakes. People will still see what you have done. People will still remember. Still wonde...

  • Thanks for the Memories

    One day, my roommate didn’t return from his checkup. Stuck together for almost a year, and then suddenly all alone. Despite my current circumstances, nothing made me more aware of my own mortality than the day my roommate didn’t return. As ...

  • Listen to Your Feet

    There is no sound other than the far away drone of late night traffic and the rhythm of my own body. My footfalls set an easy but fast pace for my breath to follow. With each padded step, I grow farther and farther away from this world. I run barefoot ...

  • Warrior (Mature)

    And so in the dark you come for me again with possession on your mind and the ever-present need to feast on my happiness. The stronger I get, the more you adapt. I have spent so much time and effort on crafting me. How is it that you can so easily take...

    • Author: righterellis
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • wonder why

    You wonder why you’re not happy, You wonder why you have no clue. You wonder why the sky is blue, when oceans deep are darker than you. You wonder if the grass is greener, but you never question the gravel being smoother. You’re sure the wo...

    • Author: Mystique
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • The Adventure of Life.

    You are a hero. You are the protagonist in this messed up screenplay.   You take on the world knowing (however vaguely) about your situation as a human.   You are you, independent of how you may look or what you may be going through. Hairstyles cha...

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Improvers.

    Once upon a time, every whimsical little being on the planet Leetle was happy. A utopia it was called, and basically was. Days were filled with a smiling sun, and the breeze was just right. Whimsical songs were sang all night long. Lanterns were compet...

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • A True Story

    The coated man strode down the path, eyes fixed glumly on the concrete at his feet. Through his headphones tortured notes were pulled taut and shaken violently and in his mind floated hateful faces with twisted smiles. His coat billowed as though tryin...

  • I swear.

    I am unique.  I am amazing.  I am beautiful.  I am strong.  I will amaze and stun the world because I am endlessly fascinating.  I will stand up for those I love.  I will show love to those who need it.  I will return every smile and I will dazz...

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Pagliacci (1)

    I am Pagliacci, the buffoon. “Bravo! Bravo!” The audience shrieks in delight as Feruccio the Acrobat leaves the ring. Signore Gasparo steps into the center ring to introduce the next act. My act. “Veni, vidi, vici,” Feruccio sighs. “Every tow...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5