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A Rainy Southern Night

- America is where we hung, And fell in love when we were young. My youth passed fast: Windows 3.1 (1992)—Windows ’95—Windows ’98—Windows 2000 all the way to Windows 10 Pro, until my last semester o...

By: JamesFoley | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 13 May 2018

It Must Still Be There

- That sanctuary is still there. In the valley where the live oaks grow Scattered across the landscape of hope. Turn down the lane to where the wonderful one is waving, Beckoning as you come down the ...

By: Survivor | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 10 Feb 2017

Forget Me Not

- Almost ethereal in hue, your tiny blooms Hide shyly in the grass like small fragments of sky, Whispering of better places and kinder ways, A happy land revealed only to true lovers. Where love rei...

By: Kavyansh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Oct 2016

Teardrops In The Champagne

- Teardrops In TheChampagne Our place that we first met, Has closed and is no more. I enter what is left of it, Stepping through its shattered door. As I gaze upon the dust covered tables, ...

By: Pirate | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 13 Apr 2016

I Am Sorry

- I lift the pen, it feels leaden in my hand. I curl my fingers around the grip, my words feel heavy and hard to grasp. I heave a sigh and smooth back my raven black hair. How can I write what needs to ...

By: BBaker | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 03 Apr 2016

Sorry Mommy

- Mommy, I am so very sorry Please don't be mad when he wakes next to me I know you see the way he looks at me I know it makes you so very angry I know I deserve it when you punish me  You told me ...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Mar 2016

Missed Chance

- Hidden in a church’s bell tower, I crouched as I aimed my rifle towards a black Audi down below. The target was a man with a dragon tattoo on his arm. I felt the trigger, viewing him through the sco...

By: HazelsHeaven | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Mar 2016

Falling

- I’m falling down I know I’m gonna drown I’m fighting hard But the truth is I am scarred I have tried to run But this can not be won I know I will fail But I will not bail  I will fight till the en...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 21 Mar 2016

Nostalgia

- Nostalgia - Adrian Gabardo Today I remembered, that old place I used to sleep in, those four white walls within I used to reside, much alike the ones where my eyes shall close tonight. I re...

By: a_gabardo | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 20 Mar 2016

The Mind Wanders

- As I sit and, think I try not to blink Tears well up inside Never to be cried Waiting, wondering Memories skipping Sticking, spinning round A film without sound I turn, spin, twist, twirl, I ...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 14 Mar 2016

Decisive Moments - Chapter 11

- "I don't understand why I have to be there," Teagan whined from where he sat at his desk. Textbooks and note pads surrounded him, along with empty snack bags and soda cans. I crossed my arms over my ...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 0| Added: 03 Feb 2016

Decisive Moments - Chapter 10

- "I really don't think this is one of your better ideas, baby," I told Teagan with some trepidation. I hung back as we approached the restaurant; I was sure it was going to end in a disaster much worse...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jan 2016

Don't

- Don’t look Why not? How can it hurt? Don’t ask Why not? I want to learn It’s done It’s gone Untied to you I want  The facts What did he do? Pretend There’s not A way to know In times Of yor...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Nov 2015

Decisive Moments - Chapter 9

- "Now, what's a pretty girl like you doing in a dump like this?" The question was so corny that I had no choice but to laugh. I looked up from the book I had been reading while eating my dinner to see...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 4.5| Added: 10 Sep 2015

Decisive Moments - Chapter 8

- “I’m sorry, what?” A frustrated sigh met my question and I fought the urge to take my annoyance out on the owner of the said sigh. “For the third time,” Ryan grumbled, “Do you want to see one of...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 26 Aug 2015

Metronome of Life

- Back and forth, never stopping in the middle long. Strapped to a pendulum, hearing that tic toc song. Sometimes flying fast and high, oh how exhilarating. Sometimes slow, oh so low and slow, very...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Aug 2015

Decisive Moments - Chapter 7

- DECISIVE MOMENTS – CHAPTER 7 “Hey, man! Can I borrow your shaving cream? I’m out.” I turned to see Connor standing at the bottom of the stairs. He was glancing into the kitchen where Teagan was...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 17 Aug 2015

Decisive Moments - Chapter 6

- Decisive Moments – Chapter 6 When I walked into the kitchen the following morning and saw Connor sitting at the table, I had to fight not to turn around and run. Teagan had left earlier to catch ...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 13 Aug 2015

The Strange White Man 54

- So in the year of our Lord, 1700 Carpenter saw himself and Elise make the trip to London. They arrived about a day later and sought a real estate agent for a dwelling to purchase or rent. The papers p...

By: The_Count | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.3| Added: 13 Aug 2015

The Strange White Man 53

- A story was contrived by those that witnessed his suicide that the King had died in his sleep. None of the townsfolk or any of castle inhabitants questioned the story. Michaud, the Prime Minister was ...

By: The_Count | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 09 Aug 2015

Voices

- On nights like these, alone with only my thoughts, my past returns I can barely keep the voices at bay, they will not be silenced, nor will they tolerate being ignored  A dozen voices whispering in th...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jul 2015

The Strange White Man 52

- Holly kept her wedding gown hidden from Carpenter. She explained to him that she wanted it to be a surprise for him and Carpenter could only smile. He had not been with a woman that he loved this much...

By: The_Count | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 09 Jul 2015

Decisive Moments - Chapter 5 (PG Version)

- I groaned as I woke up, my head pounding and eyes dry and scratchy. I blinked in the dark, disoriented. The clock on the table beside me showed that there were still several hours before morning. I si...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 12 Jun 2015

You Make Me Feel So Low

- You make me feel so down I loved you once But not anymore You only have yourself to blame When I love, I love deeply But you lost that love Now you are bitter and twisted Angry at me f...

By: Kiera | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Jun 2015

21...

- Cars, music, and wordplay, this is how things started. Together in the distance, but never in real life.   First you needed me, then it was my turn. Both in times of need, bonded in a game of 21. B...

By: a_chica | Category: Memoirs | Score: 0| Added: 23 Apr 2015

Jennifer: Childish Dreams

- I always wanted to be a cop when I was young. To hold a gun and shoot down the bad guys. I never imagined I'd shoot down some good guys as well. I never imagined I'd fall head over heels in love wit...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Mar 2015

Decisive Moments - Chapter 4

- Looking back on things, I can see where I could have handled things at that point a bit better. Blurting out, “Are you shitting me? Who are they for?” probably wasn’t the best route to take. Especiall...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 4.7| Added: 26 Feb 2015

Windows To Her Soul

- Dedicated to all of the women who have and still do share their beauty with me. Grandmothers, Mothers, Wives, Daughters, Granddaughters, Friends. Those eyes, Her eyes. The windows to her soul. ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Feb 2015

Decisive Moments - Chapter 2

- I closed my text book with a loud snap and checked the time on my cell phone. I groaned when I saw that I had been studying for almost four hours and still had what felt like a mountain of homework le...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jan 2015

Decisive Moments

- “Are you for real right now?” I heard my best friend Penny ask me from the other side of the room. I stood up and turned to look at her with a frown. “What are you talking about?” I asked as I sh...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 20 Dec 2014

Ghosts

- The harsh cry of the alarm ringing in my ears I rise through currents of uneasy slumber. Pushing through sheets tossed in restless waves To drag myself from the empty ocean of my bed Onto the blea...

By: Cindertoffee | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 May 2014

Tick - Tock

- I am sitting quietly in the living room. Reading a book or the paper, when I notice an eerie silence about the room. I looked across into the kitchen and then the dining room and still the silence was...

By: meredith | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 24 Mar 2014

Better Off

- I'm sitting contemplating where we are today. Comparing it to where we came from. I started to wonder, are we truly better off today than yesterday? We have this thing called the internet. It conn...

By: meredith | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 04 Feb 2014

Philena: Evangeline 2

- You joined Alexa for a while. I saw you in the halls with the Pinheaded football players we used to laugh about. You mostly ignored me the first half of sophomore year, and, surprisingly, so did the B...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jan 2014

December Skies

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Deep azure wells turned upside down, Fathoms of years above my head Where the stars of faerie coins w...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 Dec 2013

The Storm Within

- He's outside in the backyard Deep in his own thoughts When thunder claps overhead In the present, no longer lost. He hears the rain coming Walking across the forest floor Running to the house for s...

By: meredith | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Nov 2013

Push You From the Picture

- I look back at you See you standing there, no appeal You're looking at the past me Neither of what we see is real I'm staring at a ghost Someone I'm pushing away You see who you thought you left Neit...

By: AcidRain | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 03 Nov 2013

Wings of Hope

- A red moon behind me rises Turning my closing tear to blood Head held up high in crisis Facing the setting sun, I scud Casting shadows tall Over the agone life-train Life is a pendulous fall Maybe...

By: Min_Farrjones | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 04 Sep 2013

Confessions of an Average Teenage Girl

- Sometimes I wanted to cut. I wanted to cut so deep I felt no more and needed no more. And sometimes I wanted to cut so deep I lived no more, but I didn't. I know now that's because I was strong- not s...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 02 Jul 2013

Let Me Go

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Hand against the cold glass, Condensation runs like tears Down the outside of my leaden heart. The ...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jun 2013

Incapable

- I trundle through darkened halls again and again breaking free for a time never staying long in the light then plunge I do back into the gloom wandering in the past something I can no...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 17 Jun 2013

Still On My Mind

- Acquiesced through silent passion An honest heart’s embrace  Stoking the embers lying ashen  A shadow too strong to face Regardless of a flame so strong Fickle time does not remain  Condemning the...

By: akaMrDecember | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Apr 2013

Ships Passing in the Night

- Are we always to be ships passing in the night? Will you never forget the past and let us live? Do you ever expect to regret and make right? Or is your heart so deadened by pain to forgive? We...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Feb 2013

Last Day?

- The Mayan calendar says that the end is near. Maybe something we should watch and fear. Armageddon has been touted times, many past. Will tomorrow really end the world, be our last. My hopes are t...

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

What Some of the Whisperers Say

- We do things our own way, You're not part of it. We don't want you near us; Hide your freaking shit. You'll never fit in, Though we'll tell you, you will, Then we'll stab from behind And we'll kick '...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Dec 2012

Free

- Spread upon the sands of eternity, feeling waves cleansing my soul, washing away agony collected for eons. No longer drowning in the sorrows from my past. Innocent. Pure. Free.

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 27 Nov 2012

Whispers In The Wind

- This poem only available on Stories Space Enveloped in the midnight velvet, Breezes sneaking through the pane, Breathing on the threadbare curtains, Whispers call me through the rain. Orange glows...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Oct 2012

Daisy Cottage

- We all have a home; a shell that we live in. For some, it is a mansion with Georgian pillars and lakes in the grounds. For others, it is a merry townhouse, near the shops where friends call every day ...

By: Daisy | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 05 Sep 2012

My Place

- My place is filled with happy things, It’s where I keep thoughts and wishes. Norman Rockwell scenes and summer nights, A place I seek for the safety it brings. In my place all things are aliv...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 May 2012

From Morning Songs: Looking Back

- Glancing in the rearview mirror at the years behind me, looking at what disappears when I go around a bend or up a hill then down and the past is gone until I stop to look back at the choice...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 May 2012

What’s Happening?

- The trappings of my heart Devour me to be A woman who succumbs To her feelings free And in that intensity I question myself About my past, future and present. For all I see is a smoke...

By: MileeBanerjeeOGN | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 17 Aug 2011

Fate-al Attraction: Chapter 2

- Last time on Fate-al Attraction: "What do you want to know?" I asked  He assessed me, probably wondering if the information he could get from me was reliable. After a minute, he replied,  ...

By: MamboX | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 23 Apr 2011

I Knocked Again

- I knocked again upon her door, Knowing that she could hear me. Again I knocked just once more, But an open door would never be. My absence started long ago, In her mind I never cross. Locke...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Apr 2011

A Week Ago

- A week ago... to this hour.... I woke up amongst the crumpled sheets, and saw your eyes slowly open. A week ago. your hand interwined with mine, and I felt your lips touch my own ever so gently....

By: GemGeekett | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 29 Mar 2011

We had a fight today

- You hit me again today It was over an unwashed plate It stung and my face throbbed My teeth hurt where they had chattered hard together I said nothing and went to my room to cry You grabbed me by m...

By: Louise | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 26 Oct 2010 Editor's Pick