Stories tagged “pride”

  • Pride (Day 33)

    Letasha was cleaner than most homeless people. She was younger too with a story that hit every cliche, from pimps and drugs to a daughter in another state, but I believed her. Earnest and under-educated, her eyes were bright with intelligence. I found ...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Halsey's Dilemma

    Halsey sat next to the school bus waiting for the sun to set. It was just too hot to walk into town. He’d already waited five hours, a few more was no problem. Cy slowed on his motorcycle offering Hal a ride. Not wanting to appear weak by holding...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • Situations Upon Situations

    Pride goaded me forward. Doubt nagged at me from the corners. Desperation kicked along a harried thought process. Fear waited patiently. “You don’t need to talk,” the man said in a tone that was not exactly reassuring. The news was we...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • To My Inner Six Year Old

    I wanted to say thank you For the time that you’ve put in For the effort that you’ve given And the light that shines within I never would have guessed We’d ever come this far From the darkness that surrounded Each beating of our heart I’m so g...

  • pride

    She was his one and only pride She was preserved in his mansion protected from harsh reality Displayed in a glass case for all to see it drove him crazy whenever she erred for he wanted her to be perfect One day she escaped her coffin and it broke him...

  • 9. Finally, my Solo!

    Pride was something I never had much of, for my own part. I was proud of my parents, proud of my siblings and friends. I was always waiting for the moment I would do something worthy of praise. That moment still hasn’t come, and now in my after l...

  • Let It Rain Down on Me

    There stood Ni Kuo. He did not flee the cursing. His hands were raised but not to cover himself. Fury shone on his face like the Summer sun. I lost sight of him for a few moments while I ran for cover. All the land could offer was a bit of jutting rock...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • Icy Pride

    “All aboard!” Bowing, I grace the deck. Chiffons of the rich blow in the breeze. Denied that I exist, I race off to find my place. Evening comes soon, a morbid buffet appears. First the pigeon, then I lurch to the deck. Green is my face, after ...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5