Stories tagged “heartbreak”

  • Shay Discovers

    I left Gabe alone because I knew he’d find that junior soon enough, and I had an agenda of my own. I walked around in the crowd for awhile, unsure if she was here or not. Her. That beautiful girl who was staring at me yesterday at the game. I fel...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Driving While Intoxicated

    “Shay? Shay, are you OK?” His voice is a distant echo. I’m not even sure who he is or if he’s talking to me. I don’t even care. I can’t get those dueling images out of my head. Her eyes, and widening smile. Her face,...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Now What?

    The big question. Now what? I sit on the edge of my bed, guitar resting on my knees, trying to put my newfound numbness into words… into a song, but my mind can’t make sense of it all. The words fly past, waiting for me to pluck one for the...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Stiff Wind

    It is so real. This constant awareness of my gut and all my innards bumping around, spinning, whirling, cartwheeling…dropping fast. It was flying. A dream of romance. A dream close enough to touch, close enough to believe. Close enough to breathe...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • The Heart Knows

    Heartache is by far the most poignant part of love. Before you experience it, all the talk about feeling your heart ache or break sounds like just another cliche. But it’s not. The moment you realize that the person you are looking at has the mos...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Double Take

    I jump in the car and back out of the driveway, glad to have something to take my mind off…things. And I’m worried about Gabe. And guilty that it was my voice that interrupted what should have been his moment with Austin… whatever it ...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted over 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.”

  • That Hollow Feeling

    I felt something break inside of me, and as I watched her walk away with another, I knew that all I had left were empty dreams.

  • A Change of Heart

    “I’m tired of this. Get her out of here.” He did not look around as the guards took hold of her and began to drag her away. The silk dress, a gift only two weeks ago, tore as she struggled. “Richard! My prince! Sweetdove!”...

  • BAD Poetry (for D.E. Dewitt's cool challenge)

    Oh rosy Rosalind I’ve been pinned By a gentle breeze That carries My whine with its wind I am Vacant— A vagrant Spitting phlegm Needing some semblance Of acceptance— please embrace me again Kindly co-sign On love’s dotted lin...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Recovery

    It’s almost funny how you left me so long ago, yet I am still in recovery. I am slowly, yet surely, healing a bit each and everyday. I’d like to believe that I have completely recuperated from this but I would only be lying to myself, and after dea...

  • The Machine

    I just can’t concentrate with this machine inside me. I need to rip it out. It’s been making unusual sounds lately. I think it’s jammed, and I need to fix it now.

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Baited Breath

    I hear the keys jingle beyond the door. It must be her. It’s been three days. She tends to disappear, but rarely for that long, not without calling or briefly showing up for clothes. Anger, fear, hurt; bastards of my longing descend the ladder of...

    • Author: Kale Xahn
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Alls fair.

    He holds my hand, I have an “itch.” He hugs with both arms, I hug with one. He leans in for a kiss, I peck him on the cheek. He tries to send me texts, but I never respond. He makes reservations, I say I have prior plans. He buys me flowers...

  • Best Friends.

    The party was packed to max capacity. I pushed my way through the crowd. I couldn’t find the only person I needed to talk to. Finally, I saw her golden hair. I rushed to her to give her a hug. “Can I talk to you? It’s really important...

  • Adopted(the let down)

    Steven got news he would be going to meet his long lost brother. Every day he told friends how he was thrown in a trash can by his own mom when he was months old. Luckily for him, a caravan of Canadians stopped, hearing him cry, took him home. He grew ...

    • Author: Sage Autumn
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Greeted Like a King

    If there’s no dog, she’s gone, Alton thought to himself as he slid his key into the doorknob and prepared to be greeted like a king. Nothing. No paws scratched his thighs. No tongue licked his kneecaps. He had lost his job, his marriage was over an...

  • Pain

    The recipe is simple. A sour friendship, a torn heart. Heavy bleeding. The only way to staunch the flow is to compress the heart. The heart solidifies, now a metallic shell that fills with bile and heartache. The heavy weight settles in your chest, dra...

  • Never again, this time I'm sure.

    Jan, how could you? We shared our innermost secrets, and our darkest fears. The tears stream down my face, I don’t even bother brushing them away. My nose runs like a spigot; it’s raw and cracked from excessive wiping (first with tissues &#...

    • Author: mark.i.wang
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Repercussion

    I tried to get you out of my head, I even got up and out of bed. I know already that love bites, But you know i’m never giving up this fight. Once you give your heart away, It doesn’t matter what you do or say. It will never be entirely you...

  • Sorrowful Burdens (Day 16)

    Grace ran her fingers along the smooth white porcelain of the walls. They were different than she expected- no sign of ash, not one smudge of soot. The only sign was a faint scent of smoke underlying the heady smell of pine. Why wasn’t there any ...

  • Unsolvable

    I am the Rubik’s Cube where the colors never aligned; the Sudoku with only odd numbers. I spoke in metaphors and hyperbole. You translated into binary code and algebraic equations. You spoke in pie charts and bar graphs while I sought emotion a...

  • Why The Roses Are Red

    The garden was full of roses. She couldn’t help but enjoy the intoxicating smells that they were oozing out into the air. As she wondered between the hedges and mazes of flowers in the moonlight she wondered if there was any way she could find an...

  • Say Something

    ~ Say something I’m giving up on you ~ He sat quietly, refusing to look in my direction. I stood at the door, bags in hand. My eyes blurred with tears. ~ I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you~ This wasn’t how I wanted it to end. ...