Stories tagged “life”

  • Thanatos instinct

    Looking at the the cigarette between his fingers he was aware of the hot ash glowing at the end, and how the breeze gently pulled the warm embers off the tip to spiral them away on it’s current into the air. The core of a cigarette end can burn ...

    • Author: MrJuggles
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • You Might Be the One

    It’s amazing how invisible you can make me feel; how insignificant and empty your presence makes me realize I am. You’re the only one I want to notice me, but half the time you don’t know I’m there. On the days you choose to see...

    • Author: nesdil
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Backseat of Your Sub Compact (Mature)

    My heartbeat was pounding in my throat, and yours was too; I could hear it. Beating, beating, beating as you searched my eyes for answers, or maybe just invitations. But suddenly the stillness broke, and all I knew was your lips against mine, against m...

    • Author: nesdil
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Sunken Stones

    Sunken stones In the river Smooth still As water fills The role of life-giver

  • Above The Cutting Edge

    (MC T picks up the mic. It feels cold and alien to his touch— far from the warm energy and sweaty palm residue it once had.) This new stream of piss and grits Comes from a long list of sh*t that I’ll never quit I’m deeply into it Like...

  • One Day Traded

    A hardened heart in a frosty knoll Chest of compressed grasses Is a frigid, fragile, undressed soul Hidden as it passes Through you, what you never controlled— Yourself, faded, All warmth one day traded for cold.

  • Bright eyes, a tiny hand [or, To my cousin]

    Look at you, dear cousin. A new creature in the world, and probably curious to see what it has in store, judging from your sparkling eyes. They’re beautiful, you know, like dew or a winking, playful star. They light up every time you discover som...

  • Shadows

    A soldier’s shadow Feels no pain Sliding over jagged gravel— Its black outline does not contain The fragile face from which it came The fragile face that’s in my aim Is mute and vague I cannot hear its screams It hasn’t lived or died ...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Writing on the Walls

    Despite the writing on the walls, my future seemed rather large. There were no more wise words of encouragement or enthusiasm for work that was not yours. There were no more words of inqurement. The best thing that had ever happened to us was ending in...

  • Purple Wishes

    I think about you a lot. Your smile, teeth gleaming, lighting your whole face. Your laugh that inevitably followed, ringing like the bells in the church on main street, calling others to your world. Your eyes, sparkling with fire, consuming all. And yo...

    • Author: Horrorfan13
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Keywords

    This campfire society is a call to isolation. Away from technology’s test, no need to duck bullets. Sequestered away from that teeming death hole, One may take pride in life and philosophy, comedy and fears. It is a speed run from darkness to lig...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • The Life of Tony Sparrow - A Poem

    Tony Sparrow, who rides his bike off dirt jumps, is ten. Tony Sparrow, who dates the captain of the cheerleading team, is seventeen. After high school he’ll never see her again. Tony Sparrow, who is majoring in macroeconomics, is twenty-two. This...

  • Fork

    “I have a feeling I’ve been here before.” “You have been here before.” Looking out at the fork in the road observing the landscape behind the two choices. Left or right? “What am I supposed to do here? I feel like I&...

  • One, Two, Three

    One, two, three singing the wrong melody. Four, five, six, jonesing for my caffeine fix. Seven, eight, nine, the endless row of straight red lines. Out of sync, control, order. Under cover, estimate, stand. Nine, eight, seven, situations with no leaven...

    • Author: nesdil
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • My Whole World

    I know I need to get over you, and trust me, I wish I could. But I hadn’t planned to fall so hard, harder than I ever thought I would. And it tears me up just knowing that you never think of me cuz you just never saw how amazing we could be. And...

    • Author: nesdil
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Awake -

    I woke up. I guess I had never really been asleep. My eyes were open, my body moving, reacting, but I was in a daze. The last shell seemed closer than the rest. It’s difficult to judge the distance anymore. I can barely hear the explosions, yet I...

    • Author: Endyo
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Release

    The rain poured down while she laughed. He loved her. His eyes burned with unspoken feeling. When did it happen? After years spent searching, Mela would be free of her curse. Fate had brought them together. She leaned against an old elm tree. He had on...

    • Author: Zombiegirl
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Release

    The rain poured down while she laughed. He loved her. His eyes burned with unspoken feeling. When did it happen? After years spent searching, Mela would be free of her curse. Fate had brought them together. She leaned against an old elm tree. He had on...

  • Nightfall

    The Friend beckoned, and I followed. I walked behind it, marveling at the silence of every step. The air smelled of cinnamon and pine needles, with a dash of something warm and indescribable; the scent of my childhood home, lost long ago. This silent, ...

  • Whispering Sorrow, Crying Grief

    Your faint voice Was the louder amongst their group Whispering sorrow, crying grief One poor soul Left our place Another life she has come to face Whispering sorrow, crying grief

  • Whispering Sorrow, Crying Grief

    That light was never enlightened by another light The darkness that crawls from under our beds Held a candle and burned the place One poor soul Left our place Another life he has come to face Whispering sorrow, crying grief

  • Awakening

    As I lay in the blood stained catacombs of my mind, I entered a state of sheer peacefulness. I felt alone; my once thriving world had been silenced by a simple ‘mishap’. But despite my pain I found happiness amongst this desolation. Where? ...

    • Author: Seb Feast
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • One Small Thing

    To eat fresh, sweet, peas has become, to me, a symbol of life; of summer; of positivity and all that hug-the-trees, love-one-another philosophy. I didn’t even realize this until I didn’t have them. That is what made me contemplate them for ...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Realize

    every time I look at you I cant help but see the sparkles that adorn your eyes perfectly. and every time I hold you I cant help but feel so at peace. every time I’m away from you I don’t realize how much I miss you until you’re back a...

    • Author: nesdil
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Lucky

    T’was an old man Whose life had rolled Counterclockwise— Leaving him young With all of his wisdom In place of having to face demise.