Stories tagged “LIFE”

  • The Setting Son

    My dad has aged a lot in the past few years. It was probably as gradual as the rest of us but I'm noticing it more now. His walk has become more of a shuffle but he's strong enough or perhaps willful enough that he doesn't want any help. That's fine. It w…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Sonnet; Life updates (3/3)

    I hope, through all of this, that I have learned

    Some lessons to apply to later life,

    So I may save fond friends from future strife,

    And loathe myself a little less. I turned

    My eyes upon myself, at point of knife,

    From others' viewpoint: hard. It changed…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Sonnet; Life updates (2/3)

    My left leg's been through surgery--ah! Twice.

    I'm walking nearly normally by now,

    But that was taxing. Very. I'll allow,

    My limp's a minor thing, one grain of rice

    Within a heaping bowl.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oh, I would splice


    Posted 4 years ago
  • Sonnet; Life updates (1/3)

    My life, in recent months, has been o'erfull.

    There's too much going on, inside my heart

    And head, to parse, to handle. As for art,

    I've had no spoons to work. I'm gath'ring wool,

    Bereft of words, o'ercome. I've been a fool

    Both in and out of love. How ca…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Jacqueline, A Retrospective

    "Whoooo!" Jackie whooped into the night, swaying drunkenly to Tiffany's rendition of “I Think We're Alone Now.” Her hair was poofy and just the right amount of wild. She was young and beautiful and this bonfire was going to be the best night of her life.

    Posted 5 years ago
  • The Weight of One

    There's something broken inside. It rattles with every breath. It weighs down my lungs, curving my spine and slumping my shoulders. My heart works harder than it should, slightly panicked at the change inside. It knows that something is wrong and it can't…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Life, As It Is

    It is strange that something so simple as a string, so small and delicate, could make a bad day good.

    It felt like, as I gazed down at it, that it was the only thing in life I could control.

    I also felt like the string was a microcosm for the universe t…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Control

    One of the hardest lessons I've learned is that some things you can control, and some things you can't. With that lesson came the realization that accepting what you can and cannot control will make you happier.

    For example, I cannot control the attitude…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Intersection

    The lights flashed red and I raced forward. Car horns and the screech of tires blared at me, scolding me. Careening towards the woman that stood opposite me on the crosswalk. She registered me with a look of surprise, then she smiled and spread her arms …

    Posted 6 years ago
  • A Quantized Life

    Awake for an hour, asleep for a year. That was the summation of his entire existence, ever since he had agreed to this mad experiment as a way to avoid a boring life sentence without a chance at parole.

    Every year, on New Years Day, they would wake him u…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Cold

    She wakes up in the morning and can't go back to sleep. She attempts to move her blue frost bitten hands through the snow that surrounds her. With shallow breaths she takes drags of the cold air in, her lungs aching with each inhalation.

    She wonders, i…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • The Poverty of Hunger

    This is where my story begins. I am hungry and even the smell of the cabbages our neighbours are perpetually boiling is enough to make my mouth water. I open the cupboard door, even though I have opened it three times already, hoping that maybe a half emp…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Lost for Eternity

    A friendship gone

    Forever lost


    Brought the Frost

    So much in common

    Yet years apart

    So many differences

    Lies of the heart

    Deception takes on

    Many forms

    Resulting in

    Abandoned norms

    Out of sight

    Not out of mind

    Ease of pain

    A Difficult fin…

    Posted 8 years ago