Stories tagged “philosophy”

  • Existential Death Hole

    Jeron screwed up his eyes, trying to comprehend his friend’s glee, “You’re kidding right?” “I am…dead serious,” Kyle intoned dryly, before bursting into giggles cut short only by his voice cracking. “Real...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • sasha (Mature)

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  • Change

    Removed for modification – not sure how well it works as is yet.

  • Between The Trees (Part 2)

    Pine trees. A vast forest of Bristle-cones. Seemingly impenetrable without the barbed pines tearing one’s meat from bone. Their height impress that they are old. Born at the dawn of modern man. Beautiful gods. Took their time to tread into splendor. ...

  • The Schlub and The Descent

    Some people look at the depravity and atrocities of war and say, indignantly and piously, this is why we should not have war. Yeah, right. As if you could wave a wand and say there is no more war. Wherever there is want, fear, envy, lust, and all those...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sunlight and Shadows

    He found it curious how she always sat facing the sun. When it set she would stay in the very same spot, waiting for it to rise again so that she could watch its trip across the sky. He would occasionally watch her from the shadows. Finally, after curi...

    • Author: Revenant
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Right to Death

    I admit it. I think our forefathers got it wrong when they wrote the Declaration of Independence. There is no natural right to life. What is a natural right? A right that cannot be taken away from you, no matter what. And clearly, life can be taken awa...

  • Seeking Out Rene Descartes

    It doesn’t take you long to find him, but because you don’t understand French, you walk/ swim/ float away. You now have three choices: - Find a translator - Wonder how there is still air - Shrink yourself

  • The Fabric of Space

    “Go ahead, touch it,” said the voice. The wall was larger than I could fathom. I trembled as I reached forward, terrified, but you wouldn’t know it through the thickness of the pressurized gloves. My fingers pressed lightly into the s...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • High Speed Philosophy

    Today, I was in ‘the zone’. I was ‘seeing through the code’. My perception of everyday life seemed on an unusual high today. Knowing that so many things, people, animals, forces of nature; they all operate with little considerat...

  • Measure of Misery

    Can you see my sorrow? How do you measure misery? Is it the dreams, once had Now forced into razor-sharp Shades, the shadows of my aspirations? Is it the memories, faithfully observed To the point of outright worship? Is this utter perversion of God Th...

    • Author: Clotifoth
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • SuperHero Black Hole: Part II

    Time to explain the limits of my ability. Ready? You see, every second that expires of every hour of every day becomes part of The Past. Once it’s past, it’s gone. Geronimo. Adios. Whatever. But every second that has YET to happen, that has...

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • There is a God...and I can prove it! - Part 4

    Friendships Relationships Sailing ships Field Trips Dinosaurs—Not Barney, but the real ones which I know were extinct before we even got here, but at least we get to ponder about something. Curiosity Aristocracy Getting an A in Philosophy and kno...

  • The World Closed its Eye

    The eyelids slowly close on the world to the dark behind them, and those who are still awake play in the dreams of The Creation. Those who sleep dream with it, of the eye on the other side. As we close our eyes, we assume they are the same, the lids sl...

  • 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...

  • Ten Minutes After Death (Mature)

    “What did I do to you?!” He was breathing heavily after the beating he took. The beating I gave him. He was a gangster. A murderer. Everyone knew it. Nobody ever did anything about it. “It’s not about me”, I said. “B...

  • God of the Petri Dish

    I could be considered a God to the inhabitants of a petri dish. My ways of creation are to them unknown. My method of existence and of manipulating their universe would be completely beyond their comprehension. Perhaps the only thing that sets humanity...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Desperation Procrastination

    Colliding with the gravel-covered roof knocked the swear words out of my mouth as I formed them. Slamming into with the exhaust vent finished off what little sense I’d had to start with. Katy was supposed to be in Louisiana, visiting kin. As long...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Paradoxes: Synopsis of a Tear Drop

    Forever isn’t true Beyond you You who sees through Eyes that live Who thinks in a mind Confined to pine For what’ll give A survivor’s finder’s Fee - A distinctive Instinctive ostentatious banality Wrought with haves And halves of h...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sit and Stand w/ Me; Simultaneously

    Do you Know how Rocks are When they’re large, Half sunken, Refusing to budge or barge? But when They’re shrunken To sand, Even then They are the same! Only now they fill your hand Dropping dry like strange rain On your toes, Supporting step...

  • A Shark in the Silence

    Silent spaces Have violent faces. Life will blast to traces Exploding in the radius. Nobody made me— nobody made us. I’m that shark with hands and feet on the beach Cutting throats with imbedded teeth in my speech. Hell’s wall crumble...

  • Current Thoughts

    Have you ever looked at a clear night sky of stars and noticed how they burn so concisely— shining furious and bright— surrounded by the dead darkness of space? Such as that seems to be the contrast you’ll find when you think about th...

  • Code Monks

    Dear brothers and sisters in faith, I am writing to share a recent discovery that may bring reconciliation. Remember that our orders are still very close as we both strive to improve the life of our fellow man through code. It is only on the matter of ...

    • Author: boxofun
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Beyond Life Within Life

    Close a fistful Of wishful sensations Clothe a simple smile With dreams that dimple realizations Awaken to a wistful contemplation Whistling at the train station Debate whether you’re all aboard, Or waiting— wanting more Is such fuss worth ...

  • Seb & Mark in: Two Things Are Inevitable (Mature)

    Whatever alkhemy Seb used to convince Mark to go to an art gallery had worked, and they were now looking at a painting of a dog looking mournfully at a kite. This is it, he thought. This is where our friendship expands beyond simple pub philosophizing ...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5