Stories tagged “GRIEF”

  • Monster

    I'm a monster.

    Every time I share my real feelings I upset those that I tell them to. They fight, they get angry, they take on my monster spawn emotionally inside themselves and struggle to disperse it. My monster has babies that grow and fester and infe…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Fever

    When the storm abated, we emerged to tie things down and try to get a fire going to dry some clothes. I carried chunks of wax in paper egg cartons for fire starter and we found plenty of downed sassafras, which burns when wet. Mom and her covers were stil…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Ship of One More

    “In the event of a gravitational storm, please return to your seat and buckle your restraints as demonstrated by the hologram in front of you. In the case of decompression..”

    I tuned out the flight attendant. I'd taken this trip many times recently as bo…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • A Red Eye from Montevideo

    It wasn't until they were playing "Taps" that it really hit John. Three hours of hand shakes and condolences, and it was a 19 year old cadet with a bugle that struck home.

    General Larson was dead.

    He'd taken a ship from McMurdo to Montevideo, a red ey…

    Posted 6 years ago