Stories tagged “lost”

  • Gates & Shadows

    She stood before the gates, looking up at the aged iron and hesitating to touch them. It was close to eleven o’clock at night, and here she was, standing outside the Diviny manor, cowering like a mouse before its yawning gates. It was safe to say...

  • Nightly Constitutional

    She hadn’t the courage to call out. She had a feeling she’d be disturbing something if she would. Even so, Elinor lowered her voice to barely-recognizable rasp and called out for her lost companion. “Lisha! Li – sha! Here, girl....

  • The Not So Secret Garden

    Elinor felt stupid and scared as she squeezed herself into a narrow passage and walked towards the fresh breeze blowing in her face. She didn’t have the heart to walk into the manor itself through the doors, even though she knew the place had bee...

  • Things Can Always Get Worse

    “Jesus…” Standing before her, tangled in the bushes and whimpering with the efforts of trying to get loose, was Lisha. The dog’s ears were dropped and she did not look happy. Her beige leash was caught on one of the bush’s...

  • I see you're awake...

    As I opened my eyes and began to look around, the sudden realisation of where I was began to sink in. But why was I here? Last I remember I was walking down the street with Lauren to get some coffee. Where’s Lauren? I quickly turn my head to look...

  • Kitchen Floor

    It was occurring to him more and more these days that she really is the one for him. They have so much in common, so why doesn’t he feel for her. Or does he and just can’t see it? She said something that night on the kitchen floor that has ...

  • I Know Now

    I am from the future. I know this may sound specious, but let me explain. In the future, time travel to the past is possible, but seldom employed. In the future time travel to the past has no thrill, it’s not possible to learn from the past because t...

    • Author: 5ws1h
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Cabin 43?

    The hair on the back of my neck stood up. I expected at any moment to be caught by a ranger or police cruiser. Why would they tear down a cabin? Maybe I was mistaken, maybe this was a new plot for a new cabin. I spied something bright yellow stuck to a...

  • Ranger Danger

    Silently I walked to where the porch would have been overlooking the lake. Suddenly I was standing on that porch, looking over the lake just like this, only, arms were wrapped around me. I felt loved, I smiled. The big, strong arms were heavy and warm....

  • 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...

  • Tequila (Mature)

    “You know,” Irene said, taking a sip from a bottle of cheap, two-year-old tequila- the only thing her ex had left in their apartment. “We had a dog when we were kids. It was the sweetest thing in the world.” She was pacing, leaving tracks on he...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Never Alone

    She was never alone. No matter where or how far she went, or how hard she tried to leave them behind, they were always there with her, nagging. All of them, except the one that mattered the most. Never alone, always alone. She wondered if it would e...

  • On The Road Once More

    Finally we get underway, after saying goodbye to Thomas’ family, we’re on the road once more. I’m singing again but this time Amber and Thomas are cringing because they know the meaning for them behind the song. “Billie Jean is ...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Child Lost

    His fingers caress my thigh His lips my cheek I want to cry.

  • Last Unanswered Question

    I took a deep breath, and plunged my head under. The cool water was soothing, the green-brown a safety net. I looked for myself. Where was I? Images flashed into my brain. It was like my heart didn’t want me to forget. My mother smiling, my siste...

  • Forgiveness

    I blacked out before the Queen of Dietz Lake had pulled me into her boat. I woke up inside a normal looking house with a crazy headache. My chest hurt too. “Ah, you’re awake.” The Queen herself brought me some tea, chamomile. “W...

  • Healing

    Over the next week I looked through old photos of Jared, called my Mom, ate wonderful meals, and had horrible nightmares. But I changed. I went to Jared’s grave with his mom, Marilyn. I left him yellow flowers. The color of friendship. I tied a n...

  • April (Mature)

    As I lay reading works of the late Anaïs Nin, I feel his warm breath against my bare white shoulder. His touch, electrifying, succumbs my knees to a melted state. My lover, his illuminating beauty in the dead of night, reduces my mind to mush. I forge...

    • Author: quietghost
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nowhere In Site

    The moment of shear and utter silence that followed, although only lasting for two seconds at most, was pure hell. I could think of nothing more to say to them. Finally, my mother opened her mouth. “That’s not the way God wants it to be,...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • We Are Lost

    A man sat alone, hunched over the counter of a bar in England. As he sipped at his beer, he plunged into thought. He thought of the pressure that had been put on him all his life. Pressure from his parents, his teachers, his bosses. They were expectati...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Getting Back on Track

    I let out a frustrated sigh as I parked in the parking ot of the nearest gas station. “Everyone out. I need five minutes to figure out where we’re going, and I don’t wanna hear anything from anyone until then.” I said, reaching ...

  • A Short Story in Lit

    I sat all through first hour staring straight at the teacher. I took notes when we had to, but I didn’t participate in the discussion. We had just read a short story and were disecting all the literary elements used in it. I should have been the ...

  • Life Lines

    A week’s journey farther down the coast brought me to the city of Coir. Each citizen’s house sits on its own free-floating island. The dwellings are bound together with crisscrossing lines of cord. Any person with a connection to another...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lost Clouds

    I seemed to have lost my way, I thought by running in a straight line, I could get to you faster. I have tripped, slid, fallen, stumbled and slip away; Plenty of years of life, and my goals not even close yet not even mastered. Has got me stuck in this...