Stories tagged “GUILT”

  • Haley's Eyes

    "Before we go on," Haley bit her bottom lip, took a deep breath and continued, "this is me."

    Nothing happened at first. She just stood there her thin arms curling around her nakedness. Then her form began distort, melting in shimmering waves of purple an…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Bow Out Gracefully

    I stood on the back deck, looking into the trees. In the silence, the outdoor world was alive with bird twitterings, squirrels frolicking, and busy ants when you looked close enough.

    "Oh, here you are!" called Everett. "What are you doing out here? The p…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 2

    Someone screamed. Lenn paused for a moment. It was difficult to tell with the whine of the siren and the constant roar of the rain but he thought that whoever had screamed was only a block or two away. The urge to go see what was going on, and to help if …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Benign and Malignant

    The echo of my boots attracted the silent judgment of every deluded man in the Hall. Under their disapproving gaze, I was glad to be wearing armor. Well judgment could go both ways and while the Order held temporal power, I was now a peer to a different k…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Guilt

    It's a horrible thing, to be jealous of a dead person. You can't get angry at them. You can't even say anything bad about them. Our parents will always remember David as the honor student, as the star athlete, as the altar boy, as the perfect son.

    A…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Blame

    It was one of those days where things happened, and you did stuff, but it felt like your focus was off. You did what you knew how to do, but you missed the point of doing it.

    Other people noticed, so you felt self-conscious and guilty and ashamed of you…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Exploration of the Sin of Procrastination

    I'm such a loser.

    There are a million excuses for not doing what I know I should do. Still, I don't do it.

    I avoid it until the guilt is so heavy on my heart that I have to alleviate the pain. I have to stop not doing it and face it and just do it.

    I…

    Posted 3 years ago