Stories tagged “loneliness”

  • I was afraid she wasn't

    “Why do you want to talk now?” she asked me. Her voice wasn’t filled with anger, or hesitation. She was just asking a question. The truth was, I didn’t know the answer. In fact, I honestly had very little idea as to why I called...

  • Eager

    Dane walked into the cafe, ending his day the way it should have started. The whole day had been backwards, all wrong from the word go, and so utterly exhausting. He waited at the counter and stared blankly at the logo on the wall behind it, the name o...

    • Author: saveloy
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Falling

    Having placed the tiny strip of paper on his tongue he flops back and smiles. Far off in the distance he can hear the music playing. Far off in the distance he can smell the flowers growing. Far off in the distance he can hear her speak. “Awake.&...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Monophobe

    I used to have my parents. My mother would sit with me at the bus stop. She would meet me when the bus dropped me off. She slept in my room. I think that’s why dad left. She never said it was my fault, but I knew. When she died, I was lost. IR...

  • Helen's Sunday

    She’d visited the cemetery every Sunday after church. It was right across the road. The grass had grown in this spring over the turned earth. She’d told him all about Clyde Wilcox making eyes at her during service and complimenting her dres...

  • One is the Loneliest Number

    No one would write my obituary. (I don’t even know 6 10-letter words!)

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In the Attic

    He took a last breath and stepped off the chair. The rope went taught and he bounced a bit. He heard a snap, but it was partially to be expected. Soon it wouldn’t matter. 13 hours later he still hung there in the attic. The recoil had broken his ...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • No sound in space

    There’s no sound in space. No one can hear you scream, as the saying goes. No one can hear you talk either. Not when you turn your radio off. It gets lonely in the belt. No one wants to talk out there. Just focus on your work. Set up the beam dri...

  • Don't You Forget About Me

    It happened every time. I would find someone and then they would leave. I just couldn’t seem to learn my lesson. Here’s my heart try not to break it, its fragile. I sat down at a random lunch table. Dumped on the first day of school, this w...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Memories of A First Date: Marshmellows, Victory and Injury

    kkssh. The scene was so sweet it sent shooting pains through my sensitive gums. Jessie’s mother stopped the volley of marshmallows, and Jessie caught the last of it in her mouth. “Sorry, sorry! Did you eat one? Oh Jessica, I think we’ve been teas...

    • Author: M. Awkish
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Collection

    I place the plaque into my satchel and followed my partner back onto the ship. I never got used to that feeling, holding something long forgotten. To behold something that belonged to a long dead society, one older than even the world I was born on. &#...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hollow Moon

    Don’t try to seperate me, try to digest me don’t feel like I’m numbers, please hate me and hate others. So try me and feel like it, seduce me and fight sadness, release me and believe me and then try to seize me. Hollow Moon, is that ...

  • Effacée

    It must have been hell living all those years alone in that big house, especially with her bad eyes and her crippled legs. When they found her in the kitchen, she had an old music box– a real antique, they said– on her lap. It was open and the pink...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • An Unwanted Guest

    My son has gone to war, and Fear (who was once an occasional guest) has become a permanent resident in my home. When I was a child, I sought him out. He thrilled me, gave my mundane life a little excitement. He taught me many things, protected me. But ...

  • Some Nights

    Late some nights, when I’ve run out of things to do, a crushing loneliness swells in my chest and I feel like Oh, wait. I forgot to take my pill. Neeeevermind

  • The Tower

    “My lady, are you sure?” “Yes, Jonathan, and I’ll thank you not to second-guess me. I watched the rise and fall of my first empire before your ancestors were even born.” The young steward cowered under her sudden, fierce g...

    • Author: j. smthng
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Tangerine Butterfly

    Feeling a bit lonesome she leafed through her envelope of origami paper. She hadn’t talked with her one friend in weeks, & it had taken a slight toll on her mood. The only thing she could do to take her mind off her troubles was fold origami:...

  • Hope.

    He always thinks of her when he hears this song … and this time, he’ll let his thoughts carry him away. … just close your eyes and count to five, let’s craft the only thing we know into surprise … He can’t think why,...

    • Author: Phoenix
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • An Hour South of Nowhere

    “It’s getting dark,” she said. “Don’t worry, I will help you find your way,” he reassured her. He tightened his hold on her hand and smiled sincerely. She looked down to his bare feet as they made contact with the co...

    • Author: rmarkyates
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • x-mas letter - (Challenge)

    Dear those downstairs, This isn’t my first letter to you but might be the first to reach you. Christmas is approaching fast and with it feelings that I don’t like too much. The songs everybody love fill me with sadness and make it hard to breathe. ...

  • Worth Your Own Weight In Gold

    To You with the Nappy Hair and Big Lips, I thought I best understood the feeling of loneliness in a place you called home, so I let you handle the only way I knew how. I taught you how to mark your skin with your dissatisfaction—a cut for every “ni...

    • Author: Ћμβяїs
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Her D'Angelo

    She played in rectangular court yard, all by her lonesome. And then he walked out of the bushes, and touched her on her shoulder Chills ran down her spine being chased by his breath. She turned to face him, and he stood there was his own aura She walke...

    • Author: Mr. Reeses
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Apart

    After a while it gets to you. The happy shift of a friend’s eyes down to the ground when asked about her Significant Other how she’ll blush and shrug and smile a private smile spew something generic, like “I’ve never felt this w...

  • Inside/Outside (Mature)

    She was short, and insane, and her tongue was like a big dark snake in his mouth. She writhed under him, her denim-sheathed legs locked on his back. Each fruitless thrust was met with a groan of lust, or frustration. Or some ill-spawned, guttural child...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Or Something Like That (Mature)

    I woke up this morning with another hard-on. I stared up, studying the ceiling. I wonder if there are any new cracks? All I could think about is how horny I am, but as usual there was nobody in bed with me. All dressed up and no place to go. Or somethi...