Stories tagged “old”

  • From Where I Stand

    A smile A laugh A sweet voice Something new A tear A frown A lonely feeling Somethings never change I stand In the middle New colliding With old Wishing to finally Just finally step Free of the past Free from hurt Hoping I can Not repeat The same patte...

  • Wayne (Part 1)

    The distractions were finally gone. There was nothing left but his impending death. Wayne had lived a full life, surrounded by the people he loved, but this did nothing to conquer his fear of the inevitable. He had long ago given up hope on the possibi...

  • Spoiled Milk Milkshakes

    She stood there in front of the mirror in her itsy-bisty, teeny-weeny, yellow polka dot bikini. She hadn’t worn it since the summer 0f 1950, when she had been 18 years old and into the rebellious stuff. Truth be told, she had forgotten all about ...

  • Gawkers

    There once was an old man with nine fingers. The children would sometimes gesture to his hand with only four and giggle uncomfortably. One day a child approached as before, a group of his friends standing a safe distance away. In a fluid motion, the ma...

    • Author: folktrash
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Magic Reading Jar

    Mr. Mercer was a strange old man, and he didn’t stock many new books in his store. In fact, most of the ones he sold were out of print. When I asked him about it, he said that books contain timeless wisdom, and so they have no expiration date. Ne...

  • Just a Dog

    I laid on the floor, wishing I had opposable fingers, or what not, to plug my ears. But I was a dog, and nothing more than that. They thought I thought it was funny, but truthfully, it was plain annoying. I didn’t know who made it up, or what pos...

  • The Park Bench

    Every day an old man sat in the exact same spot on a park bench observing all that was around him. Never wavering or deterred to return to the bench each day, no matter what the circumstances were. A wondrous sycamore tree towered over the bench offeri...

  • The 7-Eleven

    “First of all, your doctor sounds like someone I would punch in the face,” my best friend Katie said after hearing the story, “Secondly, you want to get another Slurpee? You look like you need it.” “He’s not that bad...

  • Times A Changing

    The stars in the east were always the brightest. I never forgot the times spending my days at the local tavern, lighting up the crowd with a little jingle. I would leave the place where I made my living, and go towards the local park to look up in the ...

  • Red Riding Hood - Old School (We're All Grownups Here Challenge)

    I woke up in a closet. How did I get here?! I thought. There was someone with me. An old lady in a nightgown. Wait… Maybe… I checked. She had a pulse. Okay. An old lady, not a corpse. She was unconscious, though. I heard voices outside. I c...

  • Count your blessings

    I confess, this isn’t original. At a nursing home a group of Seniors were sitting around talking about all their ailments. “My arms have gotten so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee,” said one. “Yes, I know,” said a...

  • Imagine Peace

    There it was, written among the walls The young have fallen The elderly prays There it was, written on the walls The war started without a whisper, it begun like your every day life Sun moving past the mountains, birds singing with beauty, morning fros...

  • Only the Beginning

    “This is only the beginning,” Guffo said with a huff. His bloodshot eyes surveyed a scene of carnage the likes of which he hadn’t seen in a generation. Snow drifted down white, as pure as his hopes for his people had been so recently....

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • That Creepy Old Man. (Mature)

    Walking home from school, seeing the sun placed at the horizon, Jimmy is slightly horrified by his dark town. As he is walking as fast as he can, he notices many people passing by him About 9 blocks from his house he notices an old man staring straigh...

  • Deprecated

    In my younger days, my friends knew they could count on me. My children depended on me; I supported my wife as best I could, knowing Sharon would do the same. We tried to give our kids the lessons they needed back then, advice they asked for when they ...

    • Author: Algorithm
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Breaking the Routine

    I look at myself in the bathroom mirror, and am shocked at what I see. I see myself reflected back into my eyes, but I look older, and not in a good way. I splash water onto my face and look again. My blue eyes glisten like the sea as they stare back a...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Duck

    There he was. The old man shuffled to his bench in the park perfectly on schedule, and the scene was set. The picturesque pond was full of lily pads, frogs, and swimming ducks. Next to it, a big shady tree threw its umbrage over the same bench the man ...

  • The Old Punk

    He pulled on his heavy, weather-beaten leather jacket. He wore it like a suit of armor. Back in the day, it was armor. Armor against fists from drunken crowd-surfers, armor against police truncheons, armor against hateful eyes, and armor against words ...

    • Author: Charlie K
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Inanimate

    “Someone unplug it. I can’t see.” “We’re not unplugging Daniel, he’s a family member now.” “Daniel is a goddamned lamp!” “He’s your brother and you will show him some respect!” ...

    • Author: Villain
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Arlen, Forgotten

    “Oh, hi Arlen.” the old man said from his arm chair, still fumbling for his TV Guide. The younger man crossed the room, a forced smile on his face. He took a chair by its back and effortlessly spun it backwards, straddling it like in the co...

  • I Will Go, If You Lead Me

    Driving home from school, I saw the familiar form and ponderous gait of Mr. Gennerson. Dressed in his usual white t-shirt, tucked into tan pants, held up by sturdy suspenders. Today he looked like he was struggling under the twin oppressors of age and ...

  • Ancient Bondage and Empty Threats

    “When I open the last of my seventh mouths, that’s when you will witness the end of the world.” The speaker was an obese blond man, bespectacled and loud. Fat rolled where it didn’t hang, and gravity pulled his bulk downward. If...

  • Lovers love.

    my body stone cold my heart has stopped oh just to old I’m not like the young lovers. I’ve got many broken feelings for others. a man of my old age. has many stories on his page. I was in the same room. as her body fell as lifeless as...

  • The Life of a Secret

    Many secrets exist in the world. Some are kept behind closed doors of powerful men dressed in thousand dollar suits. Others are kept by giggling girls, armed and accounted for in the high school arms race. Some are forgotten and lost in time. Some are ...

  • 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.