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My Son, Captain Oblivious

- Perplexed, the boy suspiciously leered at the clock. "Dad, what time is your appointment?" He spoke loud enough that everyone in the waiting room, including the stressed, but seemingly apathetic rec...

By: Ping | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 12 Aug 2017

Two Weeks to Build a Bird

- Julian bought the girl at an auction. Cheap. She was thin and small with auburn hair that covered half of her back. Her hip bones jutted out and her ribs showed. He could count her vertebrae. She wa...

By: Ava | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jul 2017

Welcome to Hell

- I finally found the key to my memory. I'm so scared now that a firing squad would be more pleasant than the truth. I can just see what has been awaiting me, eluding me, all of this time.  It's the ...

By: starchild | Category: Musings | Added: 03 Mar 2017

Fluid

- Decades passed Nothing lasts Everything changes Varying stages Absolute life Chaotic strife Do some things never change? Chasing demons Collecting lemins Lovings lost Soulless accost Enduring suppo...

By: adi_me | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jan 2017

Broken Parts

- A few weeks ago I had to go into the doctor's office for my bi-annual epidural in my lower back. A cocktail of lidocaine, cortisone and various and sundry magical concoctions that let me maneuver my m...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 04 Jan 2017

Time Traveler

- Venture back into the past I do. Times long ago, I can't undo. Back in time when I was a kid. Eons have past, heaven forbid. Places that I have visited before. Spaces not wanting to re-explore....

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Nov 2016

Cold

- I wake in a cold sweat. The dream again. Will it never end, I ask myself. As I lay very still, my mind takes me back. Back some twenty-five years ago at the age of five. A small happy five-year-old....

By: maryruth | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 06 Sep 2016

Diagnoses

- When you're pregnant you repeat the same cliche over and over. I don't care if it's a boy or girl, I just want a healthy baby. A cliche, but a true one. Luckily my first son was born healthy. Son numb...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 10 Aug 2016

Justice

- Freedom? Unguarded dumb Fair? Intent stare Trust? Sinful lust Innocent? Clothes rent Prayer? Only failure Justice? Closed fist Truth? Broken tooth Equality? Harsh realit...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 13 Mar 2016

Time

- Time is of the essence It never stops Would you know time if  It weren't for a clock Time is only a way to measure Time is considered to be the most valued Wrong  Highest value is what yo...

By: Wilz | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 25 Feb 2016

Source of an Epic Life

- An older woman Reading on the light rail, In her purse, a bottle of water With these words on the label, "Source of an Epic Life." I shift my gaze back out the window, And face

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Nov 2015

The Realm of our Perception

- It is the way in which the world has become. Five frights and a minority rest. The swirls of feeling in the lights, summoning the thoughts of the younger, illuminating those of the elder in a short, ...

By: LEMF | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 05 Nov 2015

A Drizzle Of Reality

- A drizzle of reality Can maybe fix one's sanity Where is the trust? Don't you know me? Believe me? Trust me? I write my dedication And devotion To our friendship My eternal caring A land written for ...

By: Kiera | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Sep 2015

You Wish This, Too

- I wish this world were real. I wish it wasn't just in a book. Why do you wish that? So I could go there. I'm tired of being stuck in reality. Don't you feel safe here? Of course I do. I think ...

By: WinterLock | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 3.5| Added: 07 Aug 2015

Escape

- Everyone needs an escape, a fantasy place to go. Where they can dream, not being what others suppose. Reality can be let go for a time, while singing a different song. A place so far away, i...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jul 2015

Wondering

- If I'm dreaming of you Would you be dreaming of me Could images be the same for thee Floating freely on a cosmic sea If I dreamed of you Would you dream of me Are your sheets tied in knots Wonde...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jun 2015

A Cyber Roller-Coaster Ride

- I've been off in a cyber world for a while, It's probably time to go back to reality. It's become a bit hostile, I'm needing more stability. Sometimes one needs to run away, To think and get their...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 12 Jun 2015

My Fantasy

- Evocative, redolent thoughts spread through out my mind, as I stare at images played. Carrying me to a fantasy-land, laying naked in the moon light, draped together under the stars. Only a nava...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 15 Mar 2015

When we are Alone

- When we speak alone, we are free to say anything. We say things we normally would not and we dream up perfect scenarios where we always win. When we are alone, we are our own champions. We are...

By: TRacr14 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 21 Jan 2015

Fairytale

- This was just a fairytale, Love does not exist like this, I was wrong to think differently. Don't believe what you read, Movies and fantasy are not reality. I thought you were the only one for me. ...

By: starchild | Category: Poetry | Added: 26 Sep 2014

Wooden Boy 2

- I want to be that wooden boy I wish to have that life of ease With strings to lift and pull me up  With no responsibilities Some days I'm down - too tired to play  But as a toy and wooden ...

By: dgford | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 07 Jul 2014

The Blob

- There it was, a viscous blob of limber elasticity capable only of thought and some kind of irregular nebulous form of motion, perceiving the world yet barely influencing it. It spent its time flounder...

By: LEMF | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 07 Jun 2014

Dire Inspirations

- Future in his mind Now before his eyes The pigmented brush Slips from his fingers Dashing from the studio To thwart the inevitable While the ugly scenario He painted still lingers Not a seco...

By: Magnetron | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 May 2014

The Ones Who Care

- It was shared on Facebook. The evil that men do. Social media. It is society's saving grace. It was a hashtag on Twitter. It spread like wildfire. Social media. Everyone knew and deplored. It actu...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 May 2014

VirtualDate 2.0

- VirtuaDyne made half a billion on their Virtual Dating platform inits first six months on the market, in turn, the arcades, like Jason’s, that purchased the machines, made a lot of money renting acce...

By: ChrisC | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 09 Nov 2013

VirtualDate

- Virtual date, coming soon to an arcade near you! It was a viral marketing campaign, one which Dave was very familiar with. It was only logical that with the advances in virtual reality, that virt...

By: ChrisC | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 08 Nov 2013

Earth Angels

- When a child's innocence is lost Does anyone see the true cost Taken much before they are prepared Thoughts confused often being scared By someone who's wanting to steal Their genuine intent they...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 06 Sep 2013

Dazed

- In my heart I know that in reality, I am in control. But in my mind of fantasy, I feel compelling forces. Tugging with such might, I begin to tail spin, lost. Unable to bring myself back to c...

By: CKAcres | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 02 Sep 2013

One World, One Sorrow

- One more poem, love found, love lost, One more heartbreak, counting the cost, One more woman refused her prize, One more man with tears in his eyes. They get understanding sorrow,  They get hopes fo...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Aug 2013

Philena- The Box

- ------------------------------------- This work contains language and subject matter which some readers may find disturbing or offensive. In consideration, Stories Space has hidden the preview of th...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 10 Jul 2013

Philena- Reality

- She held her covers over herself in an attempt to hide from her nightmares. Curled in a ball, she felt protected and safe- much like a cat does when it sleeps that way. But if she had only known then ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.3| Added: 18 May 2013

Only Always Everyday

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Tired old mud-splattered Well-worn boot. Nobody's Number One, They don't give a hoot. Dull ugly colours...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 16 Apr 2013

Back to Sleep

- Lay down, Ignore the pain, Close your eyes, Imagine it again- You aren't alone, There's someone with you, Don't be lonely, I am here. Curl up close, Careful- it hurts, I'll ho...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 08 Apr 2013

Rode Hard Put Away Wet

- Jumpin' out of the shower, lookin' in the mirror I sees whiskers not dark brown, wild hairs grow'n ears, brows n' nose. Skin not so tight neither, face withered up like a punkin that's seen to muc...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 22 Feb 2013

Dark Stormy Night

- It was a dark and stormy night Rain continued pounding hard Thunder crashed and rumbled Dark broken by strikes bright Wind howling with ferocity Branches bent and snapping Tree trunks felled up root...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2012

State Of The Art - Pilot Whale

- All your possessions aren't really yours to begin with. It's all rental. a personal heirloom of some sort, your fingerprints the only remnants of your presence, your adventures the fables of your life...

By: kokomo_sally | Category: Musings | Score: 2.6| Added: 26 Nov 2012

Zubaidah

- Zubaidah was only 14 the first time she was laid. There was no emotion, just placid motions of the old in out, and before she knew it, she was no longer a virgin. It was all business. She hung aroun...

By: kokomo_sally | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 22 Nov 2012

My Chateau

- Cast into the darkness of my mind. Reality thrown away long ago. Swirling in a fantasy world blind. Round and round, tumbling slow. Voices shouting obscenities, not kind. Not feeling any kind of...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Oct 2012

Hotel With A View

- Hotel With A View In front of the Beachside Hotel a skirt of Bermudagrass flows gracefully toward the Pacific Ocean before hemming the edge of a sheer cliff. The plunge to sea is covered in the yell...

By: writeralvey | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 09 Oct 2012

My Buddy

- I have this buddy that comes to visit me. Do you know him, he may even visit thee? After he arrives, I am never feeling mellow. I think he is of Asian ancestry this fellow. When he visits he alway...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 14 Sep 2012

Mischievous Mind

- inner darkness I lurk fantasy mind at work repeatedly so berserk continually I rework walk around the cirque again everything murk mind begins to quirk veracity on hold smirk emotio...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Aug 2012

for emma

- In a different world I knew you. In a second life We met We hung in the sky, In a tree or a park. Dancing in the clouds, Romancing on a boat We drifted. Together, yet apart. We shared our ho...

By: fifafan | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Jul 2012

Covers

- Sometime showing glitz and glamour, the cover of a book deceives. When opened and read, the words show no sparkle, or sex appeal. Judging a book by its cover alone, does not let you see what ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Jul 2012

Tonight

- Tonight, when you lay down to sleep I hope you dream about me. Now, close your eyes my darling, relax your body, mind and soul. Go to a place where lovers meet, look around, can you see me. I always d...

By: kandikiss51 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jul 2012

My Hidden Reality

- It’s coming from each side I can feel it surround me Choking, suffocating I can’t see it, yet still it’s there A thousand tiny hands Holding, pressing Pinning me where I stand I can’t understand ...

By: mhend90 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 27 May 2012

Smoky Dream

- Searching higher ground reason within The last of a kind that cuts confused the skin, Winds that blow ever so strong, fearless icy cold Cold that once was warm so alluring, inviting A blaze, fla...

By: Isadora | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 18 May 2012

Sisyphus

- Note: Several people have asked why I use the name Sisyphus and so I’ve decided to publish several of the poems over the next few days from my book length poem based on the myth. You will see that all...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 04 Feb 2012

Desires vs. Needs

- Decisions to make, not knowing which? Bring into full light, for everyone to see? Wonton real desires, real factual needs? Bury back again, dark, deep maybe at sea? Feeling of something foreign, ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Jan 2012

Silent Cries

- The rivers flow from sunken eyes, No one hears these silent cries, Except the room, But I assume, Even the air, Doesn't give a care. Into my pillow I weep, Can't fall asleep, Until the warm tears, Th...

By: unicorn92 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 03 Nov 2011

Unread and Dead

- “Owwww!!! What was that?” I yelled. “That was a reader,” someone close to me said. I looked around at the clusters of loose paper scattered all around the room. The floor was completely covered an...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Humor | Score: 4.9| Added: 18 Apr 2011

You Were Never Meant To Suffer Alone

- Why is it you run and hide? And never show the hurt inside, Where does all that suffering go? The wounds that you refuse to show. Locked like a prisoner in a cell, Alone to bear your personal Hel...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 26 Nov 2010

Another Day

- Crazy people scream in vain, Scream for blood, curse the rain. Useless beings line the halls, Ugly pictures on the walls. Another job that I'll hate, Not gonna argue with my fate. Another girl calls ...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Nov 2010

Another Friend Left Town Today

- Another friend left town today, Left this world quietly with nothin' to say. Don't matter whether it was a shot in the arm or a shot in the head, The only thing matters is another friend's dead. Hook...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Nov 2010

I'll Never Understand

- The one thing I will never understand, Is man's inhumanity to his fellow man, How people who call each other sister and brother, Could be so hurtful to one and other, How people can treat each other s...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Nov 2010

Childhood Lost

- What is the price of a childhood lost? And who is the one to pay the cost? For the child who's often left alone, And forced to grow up on their own, Left at home without a reason why, While mommy goes...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Oct 2010

Life Is What It Seems

- Outside in the piss stained hall, A prostitute leans on a dirty wall. Inside I rest my head, On a dirty mattress I call a bed. Dirty clothes out to the door, Empty bottles on the floor. In the street...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 21 Oct 2010

What A Difference A Year Can Make

- Nothing in life is guaranteed, Of this lesson I should take heed, For what life gives it can surely take, What a difference a year can make. A year ago I was standing tall, It seemed as though I...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 19 Oct 2010