Stories tagged “life”

  • Taken: Absent Minded

    The old dwelling loomed before me, a gaunt beast, starving and rotten. I know not how long I stood, lost in horrified awe of the unearthly changes that had befallen the home I hardly now recognized. My contemplation was thankfully interrupted by the ap...

  • Warrior's Sonnet

    Low and fallow ground below us may lie To seek that soil’s embrace, cradle of life Humble aspiration, kingly reward Take part with yon god, gods or some goddess Urge and shelter, worship green creation Tis not for us this peaceful endeavor Climb ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Complacency Unfulfilling

    The world swirls, saccarine sweet and plastic perfect. Amber hears the voices echo uniform cheer from neighboring worlds. They sing of peace and safety. She hears a chorus of stagnation. The chorus speaks of contentedness in lack of displeasure. The ch...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fire

    Me, age seven: Sitting before a pink-and-white cake with icing on top, delighted. Yellow warmth hovering in front of me. Leaning in to blow them out… Me, age eighteen: Crouching in the pitch-black basement, feeling the earth shudder. Holding a thin c...

    • Author: Nickel
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • And so he falls?

    A two-step to the choice. A commitment made of the present As it’s very nature contorts and yields. As when by a superior force. Defenses shatter. Tender, sharp proves the doubt. But no counter-moves are allowed. Waves batter and the din’...

    • Author: Brahe
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Red.

    She’s wearing suspenders Red skinnies, red chucks. Her hair’s up in a knot. But she’s not on a runway Not even at a mall. She’s collecting firewood. A father-daughter team. Her skinny arms lift. Her red lips laugh At the thought...

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Life and Formatting

    I waited. And waited. Waited some more. What was I waiting for, you ask? To be big enough, you see. I wanted to be a grownup! My parents thought it was so cute! They thought I wanted to be mature. But no! My thinking was more literal. I wanted to grow ...

    • Author: boxofun
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • just like it used to be.

    like lemonade held to the roof of my mouth the bitterness curdles as it all tumbles out: I never wished to leave you; it never was my heart I was a world-class idiot; I nearly fell apart I miss the swaying hammock as dandelions fill the air with speck...

    • Author: Anna Hope
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Worth

    How have I failed entirely to prove the worth I feel must be inherent to my life? My soul has lost the drive for futile goals, their purpose now a mystery. I shrink within redundancy, my cries a hollow, lifeless plea for meaning in a broken world of ha...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • cold showers

    inch open eyes the hazelnut milk walls salute me another day in suburbia swing out of bed pad along on the thin slice of carpet soaking up my feet as i reach the bathroom remove my clothes sticky polyester top scented with the odour of a sleepless nig...

  • Pretend To Hate You

    The door creaks as I slowly shut it, kissing goodbye to memories I will soon forget. As I walk away from the photos, and tip-toe down the stairs, suitcase clunking behind me, I want to turn back, but knowing better I hold back the urge. My fingers wrap...

  • Serendipity

    Wondering what was life changing about graduating, besides moving since Madeline couldn’t stand it at home, she would stay out in search of something, not knowing what it was. She started getting to know her older sisters friends, sitting out cha...

  • Friend (Mature)

    I found you broken, alone. Walking over to you, a beautiful girl, body completely altered, platinum blonde from dark brown, boobs five times bigger than your butt cheeks, ribs penetrating your skin. I could see your brokenness on your sleeve. Your ligh...

  • Chthonic Creatures

    Her breath was heavy and her heart pounded. As she sprinted she could hear the faint presence of the bodies behind her, their voices hissing angrily, “You can’t escape,girl!” She suddenly stopped dead in her tracks. The voices sang in...

  • Indigo Burns

    Rain trickles down the window pane A soft indigo blue like a pulsing vain Fire may burn inside my heart, but explodes, leaving its scorching mark Water sprinkles from the starlight, it sizzles,burns but soothes My face turns red, I roll of the bed, my ...

  • Sun Water

    Breath be fast, breath be gentle. Wind be cold, wind be loud. Rage be burst, mind be mental. Suffering be in thunderous sound. Heart be locked, the broken key. Let me go, set me free. Open the shears, let sunlight shine here. Can’t you feel it? T...

  • What's The Worst I Could Do To You?

    if I sold my soul to the devil Would you care? If I did everything in spite of you for hatred of you for missing you would you come back? when i look into those gleaming eyes and say Take me, I’m yours. and his cold curling fingers grasp my h...

    • Author: OpenSkies
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Strapped To The Seat, Clinging For Dear Life

    I skid on ice on the way home from the end of an era. All the sudden I lost control and spun around, the world twirling like a child pulling the streamers of the Maypole. The brakes failed, my steering locked. Flashing before my eyes. Images of a l...

  • Memento Mori

    In the olden days, carts would come around to collect. Nowadays, no one cares that the half dead roam the crowded streets. They’re among us. They watch us when we sleep. No, the dead walk with the living. They show up at my window every once in...

    • Author: Ariah Oak
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Pay the Universe No Heed

    I slowly lift the rifle, lifeless in my hands but ready to bark at my command. For a moment I see my prey, a fleeting glimpse of too much flesh for so unsightly a man before my view goes white. I see nothing. All of existence is momentarily gone. Blink...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • My Outlook

    My greatest fear is complacency. I know what I have to do and when to do it, but I often times take an extra step just to make sure my task is completed to the best of my ability. This sounds like a good thing, but alot of the times I am looked at as a...

  • The High Of Life

    I came to the world in a sensory rush. The wash of light, the crash of sound. The drug of experience whirling around. The fear of the pounding, painful bright. The high of a newborn infant life. My formative years were a world of content. No want for t...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
  • Oblivion.

    At times I contemplate the pros of dying. I wish for it. I long for it. I grow impatient. I consider making it happen. I have nothing to fear. What is the point of living If I am not happy? There is a feeling deep inside of me that keeps telling me ...

    • Author: OpenSkies
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
  • Answers.

    How much would it hurt To take away a life? And is it wrong to want to end The worry and the strife? It could be so simple, An action done with ease. My life would slowly ebb away… Think about it, please? Living versus dying; Which would you pref...

    • Author: OpenSkies
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
  • If..then

    If it wasn’t so difficult to let go, would relationships cease to exist? If relationships are tying you too tight, is it not stunting your growth? If it wasn’t necessary to breathe, would anyone threaten to suffocate you? If suffocation did...

    • Author: Mystique
    • Posted about 2 years ago.