Stories tagged “SUFFERING”

  • Cost of Friendship

    She cried silently on the video chat, tears running down, sniffles, and gasps for air. "I... n..know. I can... do this."

    "Listen, it's not personal. It's just that the last time this happened to me, I lost a friend. We used to be close and then it ended. …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • 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 5 years ago
  • Inhaling Faded Smiles

    Their little faces crumbled from surprise and delight to tearful and shock. This large thing crashed their party, stealing their gifts and eating their cake.

    He sat back, grinning maliciously over his multiple chins. The children's large eyes swam with…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • No Second Chance

    For weeks, the nightmare has been the same. The way the child's head snapped back, the scream of the mother as she cradled the lifeless form. For days I didn't even know if it was a boy or girl.

    The officer's gun. It was an impulse move. I saw my torment…

    Posted 8 years ago