Stories tagged “loss”

  • A Biography of Loss

    My name is Loss place of birth, Pandora’s box. I am the sibling of Sorrow. I waited in silent darkness For so many years Biding my time while my siblings squabbled I am the quieter of the bad things. I deal in isolation Solitude and I have grown to b...

  • Withered Heights

    “Come sit closer, next to me, and look out at the city below. Isn’t it beautiful? The tiny lights of a thousand lives all twinkling below. Mind your grip- though. You wouldn’t want to fall, so come. Sit with me. In fact, while we are admiring the...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Withered Heights

    I mean he’s being completely and literally torn apart here because very real pieces of him are going out the door with her, and the bitterness on his tongue is a foretaste of his own world colapsing in around him, suffocating him as he struggles to c...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Withered Heights

    It’s a funny old life when you think about it. People come and go, go and come, never forgetting the people they leave behind. He never ever moved on, and never forgot how it felt to be loved, and to how it felt to have given all his love out his hea...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Withered Heights

    That man, he was so overcome with emotion he just didn’t know what to do. He felt the deep dark pit in his stomach grow and spread like a tumour throughout his body, paralysing him from the feet up. The cancer eventually started eating away at his br...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Withered Heights

    You know, you’re the first person to listen – to hear my story. I… What a perfect night. You can tell that soon it will be morning, look. Over there, the first rays of golden sunshine. A new day. You had better be going now, your friends… famil...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Withered Heights

    The wind whistles in my ears as I began my plunge into the concrete sea below, I drew my breath, short. And shut my eyes. So this is what it feels like to be flying. No. Something is wrong. I open an eye. Im not falling at all! What is happening? I loo...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Hell isn't always other people

    Sure, he’d got their invitation. Every god-damn year, he’d got it, no matter how far he’d roamed. Common decency suggested that it would be polite to respond, but he couldn’t even bring himself to make that much contact with the...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Missing You

    The aching and squeezing in my chest is almost unbearable as I think about how much I miss you.

  • Tugging (Mature)

    Sitting on the toilet, she watched him masturbate in the shower. It was in times like these that she questioned the logic of installing a transparent shower curtain. Through just one thin layer of clear plastic, she could see everything. She watched hi...

  • The Truth of Eddie, Or A Logical Look At A Vampire (Mature)

    She awoke to utter darkness, the stench of decay causing her to gag and would have her vomit if she had anything left in her stomach. She tried to remember how she got there, the cold floor and manacles on her hands giving her no clues. “ArenR...

  • Love Lost

    “Wait,” he said, the words not quite sinking in. “Wait, just a second. You’re leaving me?” Once he said it, he collapsed in his chair like a discarded marionette. “I’m sorry, Jeff.” Tara choked back a sob...

  • Lost Love

    It all looked so foreign, so sparse, more like a moonscape than the heavily-foliaged National Park he had grown to adore with a love that was brimming with an unexplainable passion. The trees were anorexic fingers, no flesh, just bone. Where once you c...

  • Undead Usher in Unemployment

    Compulsory cremation creates massive mortician malaise. Author’s note: 60 characters too short? Bah.

    • Author: DarkPrimus
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The House in Broken Cliff

    Broken Cliff. A small town on the Pacific coast. Nobody knew me there. For some reason, this seemed faintly ominous. Maybe that just made it all the more perfect. Now a small cottage near the woods. It was the last home from the end of the street, on t...

    • Author: ctopherrun
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Void

    Losing is always tough; I should know, as I am the archetype of the un-win. My pedigree is finite, my refinement impressive – indeed, I am the eternal recipient of the good sportsmanship award. Susan Lucci and I would make an impressive pedigree. Odd...

  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    His wife’s expression begins to change. To pity. To disgust. To fear. He doesn’t blame her. He withdraws, avoids eye contact when she speaks to him. They’re like strangers again, divided by his failure. Changes begin to occur inside h...

  • Katabasis

    The real hell of this, he decided, was not his painful struggle through this shadowed wasteland; nor was it the shades that drifted around him, through him, grasping with icy fingers as he struggled to hold on to the barest thread of his sense of self....

    • Author: Hunter
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Elegy [poem]

    Black thoughts on a starless night with no clouds. I lie awake, haunted by impressions That darken my memory like thick shrouds. Your infinite theater of expressions, Your magnificent eyes, ocher and gold, The strange way you used to enter a room As if...

    • Author: Ana Cristina
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • MAMA SAID SO (Part 2)

    She was lying in bed, barely coherant. Weak and unable to respond to anything that was administered to her by her doctor. “She is dying,” my sister softly said to me. “Soon you will no longer hear her laugh, see her smile….R...

  • Friends with Benefits

    I’d agreed when he suggested we be friends with benefits. He was my best friend, and it was easier than the hassle of dating; safer, too as we both knew each other’s histories. It was amazing; we could talk about anything, share our likes a...

  • 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 ...

  • Frog Panties

    The sky is large on large days and small on small days the frogs are green on forest days and wet on rainy days my boots are shiny on holidays and packed away on summer days your love is true on real days and real on true days my memories are lost on a...

    • Author: LaraLustre
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hidden Tears

    I cried that night, in long, bawling sobs; tears streaming down my face and soaking deep into my pillow. I cried myself to sleep, til each gasping breath scratched deep in my throat, and no more of the pain could flow from my eyes. In the morning, I wo...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • iKat, uKat

    I heard someone calling to me from behind as I fled, plopping Moose in the passenger seat and speeding away in my Chevy. Why is this happening to me? Why can’t I do anything without being reminded of you Kat? Why must I constantly be reminded of ...