Stories tagged “poor”

  • Retribution

    She ran faster and faster, though Glom’s voice had faded long ago. Finally, she slowed, panting, and found herself at the docks. The sky was a soaring, majestic blue, with nary a cloud in sight. She pulled the orange out of a fold in her ragged skirt...

  • Robin and Marian

    It was a long way to the Sherwood Apartments complex. Robin smiled, though, as if he found his situation ideal. The bills had been piling up and despite his greatest efforts, he hadn’t been able to find a job. Robin stuffed his hands in his pock...

  • They Survive

    I have two sisters. One is very rich. One loves and one demands to be loved. My oldest sister never had much, never asked for much, and learned to be content with what she had. She lived on welfare between her long spans of joblessness. She never compl...

  • The Predator

    I drove up to the shady-looking man, the man that filled me with hope and promise. I scratched my face, opening another one of the many wounds I’ve gained over the years from the predator. The predator took my looks, my husband, my job, and my mo...

  • A Day in the Life

    Awakening is so strange nowadays. Bland, dull, lifeless colors give way to a bland, dull, lifeless day. Muscles stretching gives way to bones creaking. You think that you have so much to do, so much to live for. You don’t, though. This bed is abo...

  • NYCity

    My synopsis of the metropolis Was gorgeous and enormous— Buzzing with bees and hornets, Rich folks and blokes who are homeless.

  • What I Expect A Comment On A 1 Star Rated Story Sounds Like

    I found This story, And how it sounds, Rather perfunctory Sorry, see you around :)

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • Risin' Up

    In a broken warehouse, a make-shift ring stood, enclosed by hundreds of eager watchers. Two figures were paired in a shuffling dance in the middle of the crowd. Moments of patient judgment were interrupted by flurries of punches that struck hard flesh....

  • Away from Next to You

    Marian threw her arms around him the moment he opened the door. “Robin!” It was the same everyday. No matter what the weather. No matter how little money he brought home to her. “Hey,” Robin smiled. “Why d’ya stick ...

  • Ain't Got Nothin'

    “Whazzat?” Eli stumbles over a loose floor panel, kicking crushed, empty beer cans. Another can is in his hand, little drops slipping down the side onto his old calloused hands. “Issat ’ou, Mar?” “It’s me, Dadd...

    • Author: itsElisey
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • A Poor Puddle/ Trickle Down

    Elitist culture Is a selfish vulture Led astray of importance, Fed decay with every purchase, I’m sure as certain that they all were Siding behind the curtain while workmen Were suicidal, dying for a sip of purified water— Though what the r...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Charlie

    Tuition fees? £9000 a year was just too much. My family couldn’t afford that kind of money, not with Mum sick and Dad having lost his job. There was only one way to get into University, a scholarship, and those were few and far between. Best mak...

    • Author: Akheloios
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Wolves of Paris

    He wore a heavily pleated short doublet that marked him as a member of the nobility—or the rich merchant class, at least. But though the nearby poor were scandalized by his presence in their quarter, they were much more concerned by the scarlet blood...

    • Author: Cally Beck
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Circus

    The poor were ferried into vast orbiting reservations to live like rats in a warren. The mad, the suicidal, the desperate were encouraged to join the Circus. When there weren’t enough people crazy to die, there was a lottery. Saakaar Chaturvedi h...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Through the Eyes of High Society

    Blood ran red through the halls. The new paint recently applied was ruined. The carpets would take days to be cleaned. It had been a truly dreadful murder, such a well-to-do man. That ill-mannered wife of his finally lost it, stabbed him 8 times, then ...

    • Author: musicgirl
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Shameless Part 5

    As I walk home from the school, my shredded backpack bouncing against my back. I scan the caving houses in a line across the street. Kids in baggy clothes playing with a football, mothers sitting on the porch watching with sad eyes, stray dogs sniffing...

  • Hot Food

    In the alley, Simon sildled past the fat lady splayed out drunk and snoring and smelling like cheap gin. He didn’t want to wake her. He’d done that the last time he’d taken the shortcut, and she was not a pleasant person when awakened...

    • Author: mrlizard
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • The follow story of The Kid

    The child pray to the God to wish the man could successfully get away from the two evil to save him. Fortunately, the man succeeded. He fight the two with everything he could get in his home and finally he did it. After he ran away the house he saved t...

  • Dignity in the Face of Misery

    Mary pressed the back of her hand to her son’s forehead. Even before she made contact, she could feel the heat of the fever that still wracked Lester’s tiny frame. Tousling his hair, she begged God that she be able to keep this one. Lester&...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Poor Ways to Start a Conversation (Mature)

    There are great ways to start a conversation with someone and there are terrible ways to start a conversation with someone. Talking about the great ways are not nearly as exciting as talking about the terrible ways to start a conversation. There are ma...

  • Poor Ways to Start a Conversation (continued) (Mature)

    Do you have two right hands? Do you have two left hands? Wanna see this video of me and my girlfriend? "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Guess what I did with my girlfriend last night? Guess what my girlfri...

  • Poor Ways to Start a Conversation (continued) (Mature)

    Hey, asshole! Hey, ugly! Why are you so ugly? Why am I so hot? Guess where my right hand’s been? Guess where my left hand’s been? Do you have any beer? Do you have any weed? Is it weird that I have a dead body in my backyard? I used the force and i...

  • Poor Ways to Start a Conversation (ending) (Mature)

    . I need to use your cell phone, no questions. Alright, here’s the briefcase, you know what to do from here. After recent blood tests, it turns out that I am your brother. When was the last time you had sex? When was the last time I had sex? You’re...