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Black Birds

-   Black Birds Cold night air pinched at the darkness. Frost painted featherlike patterns on the windscreens of the parked cars along the street. Grass huddled together beneath their icing sugar c...

By: LloydOxton | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Sep 2018

Who Are You?

- Who are you when the white-hot reality of the day shines down? When there is nowhere left to hide and I see who you are. How clever you are at hiding the truth. What is left of us now that I see you?...

By: Molly | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Jul 2018

Do you see me

- I look in the mirror Who do I see A stranger looks back at me Unanswered questions  Pop in my head Closing my eyes tight I repeat several times Who do you see Not today  I must be strong Do...

By: maryruth | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jul 2018

Wandering

- Search You will find Feel  You will know Ask You will understand Listen You will hear Walk with me See me as I am

By: maryruth | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 29 Jun 2018

Holy Crap!

- As a proud parent of two precocious children, my limited wisdom is constantly tested. It’s tested with questions about life, love, and yes, liberty, not necessarily in that order. This past winter, ...

By: Ping | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 25 Apr 2018

Is That Okay?

- No longer dream but silently scream Wake sweaty, sad, and unclean  Did you hear me?   Were you even listening? Kept me at bay so I left you today Impatient, hurt, and astray  Do you miss me?   Ar...

By: Ping | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Sep 2017

The Little Girl With The Inquiring Mind

- As children often do, Katy always peppered me with any question that popped into her mind and, most times, it was the standard, 'why is the sky blue?' type question. One particular evening though, K...

By: bella685 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 0| Added: 30 Jun 2017

Canada Food

- "My Uncle Patrick is in Canada," one young boy announced to me on Friday. I was on outside duty that afternoon and it was rather quiet, so I was standing on one of the boxes that the kids can climb u...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 26 May 2017

Lines

- u·to·pi·a yooˈtōpēə/ Noun An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect       Lines. Entry 1)  I should not be writing, or feeling. They tell me that numbness is norma...

By: spehill | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 0| Added: 25 Apr 2017

Level With Me

- Sometimes I guess I am selfish, denying what is true. Or could be true. So many things have no definitive answers that I go crazy. But not technically crazy. I have been tested after all. So many tes...

By: adi_me | Category: Musings | Score: 0| Added: 30 Jan 2017

Chest Lumps and other body oddities

- Children are very curious and inquisitive, so naturally, questions about bodies and body parts are going to come up in my job. How one handles it, is key. Of course, there is that classic childhood ga...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 21 Dec 2016

Kiwiana VS Americana

- My last story that I published on this site was deep and dark and very real life, so I thought I would lighten the mood a little this week and have a bit of fun with this story. I mentioned in one of ...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 07 Dec 2016

What is this World coming to?

- I am at a loss now and I don't understand what this world is coming to. Since when is it possible to put a dollar amount on a person’s life? My heart is breaking for the families who lost loves o...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 01 Nov 2016

Tell Me, Please

- do I still have to stay? do I still have to care? tell me, please, why should I? tell me, please, who says so? do I still have to show up? do I still have to try? tell me, please, what's the point? ...

By: magnificent1rascal | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Sep 2016

How Are Things Going With You

- Hi. How's things? ... Yeah, been awhile. Anyway, thinking of you. ... True. Don't know what to say. ... Sure I do. Omigod. Of course. ... You can't believe that. Not really. Please don't ...

By: Survivor | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 18 Apr 2016

Love

- A feeling or emotion Nothing without devotion Giving to the wrong Searched for, craved Fantasy or a reality Gives you hope Brings us pain Built, destroyed, built again A glory or a sin...

By: Wilz | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Feb 2016

Why Do You Do This?

- I'm not the girl to make you smile When you just need a friend Tired of always going the extra mile Being there for you to the end You say come on at this time I come but you're not there This was...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 06 Oct 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

Now

- Do we now know When passion has passed After unwinding Our limbs’ tangled mass? Long after the lure of the words To and fro The mental gymnastics Propelling us prone After seeing the image In each...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Jul 2015

Drifter

- Somewhere, I lost it But I’m glad it’s gone No need to fret Over what I’ve done wrong There is a freedom When you don’t need to try A certain freedom To just say good-bye No effort needed Nothing ...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Jul 2015

It's Just a Flag

- “It’s just a piece of material, what’s the big fuss?” That line right there just incited a riot. A huge debate happened first, of course. “It’s not the flag, it’s what it represents!” said one man...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jun 2015

CCTC

- Unless you hide yourself away You’ll likely meet one on most days You know the kind - they seem quite nice If not, then they are harmless types You share a laugh, a latte, lunch Or if online, you ta...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Jun 2015

Stalemate

- We circle like We’re packing heat Slow movement in Then quick retreat  Not knowing if we need to draw Will there be peace or all out war? We forward feint Uneasy laugh Then back away But don’t rela...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jun 2015

The Best of Me

- I cannot bear to see you Hurting in this way Come here and let me comfort you And chase your fears away You must know I love you Why do you doubt me so? I have been here by your side When it matters...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 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

What are we now?

- We have been through many things together It now feels like we are strangers You still mean a lot to me However, I do not know where I stand. I hear you say a mixture of things Like you w...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 May 2015

Thoughts

- Thoughts... Do they have control, or do we allow them to control? Can they ever be managed, or are they our administrator? Do ideas run our lives, or does living create our ideas? Are the...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 27 Mar 2015

Does He Know

- Does he know She loves him so He is her everything His smile lights up her world His eyes make her dream His hands make her crave his touch And his arms make her long to be held Does he...

By: maryruth | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Mar 2015

Still Waters

- It is said that still waters run deep. A curious mind does never sleep. Probing the depth's even in slumber. Dreams from the past do encumber. Some try to put one's soul under. Some steal our m...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Mar 2015

The Answers

- She grew up asking many questions How high is the mountain How deep is the ocean  She is his baby girl Who wants to know all Still she looks into his eyes With questions He smiles and sh...

By: maryruth | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 13 Mar 2015

Questions of love

- Is love but a fleeting feeling? Or something that is true? Is it just a passing emotion? Why is it drawing me to you? Is love about finding beauty? Why is there so much pain? Can it truly mend a brok...

By: ChuckEpoo | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Feb 2015

why

- Why is such a simple word The question I long to know Why I can not find a love Someone I call my own Someone to talk to me Take every fear away So I will not be alone at night Someone ...

By: maryruth | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 26 Jan 2015

Amber Part 2

- Bruce continued to eat with Amber everyday and no one intruded. When the school experimented with a talking study hall Amber managed to get her seat assigned next to his and everything seemed to be f...

By: The_Count | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 03 Jan 2015

Ire

- Sometimes the ire we feel is brought forth, not by another's hand, though we do blame them for the piercing pain felt with in our heart. Warm blood leaks from within, creating a coldness, a disgust...

By: CKAcres | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 28 Dec 2014

The Strange White Man 32

- It was about a month later that Carpenter received a response from the head of the university. According to Father Zandor, the head of the mission, Brother Sebastian was not currently lecturing at the...

By: The_Count | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 16 Nov 2014

Which Way

- The decision I am torn to make I do not know which road to take Answers to questions I do not know Cross my mind whereever I go I ask for your guidance You are not there Which way do I go ...

By: maryruth | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 09 Nov 2014

Philena: Questions

- ---------------------- Please be advised that this work contains language which some readers may find offensive. In consideration, Stories Space has hidden the preview of this selection. By choosing...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 03 Nov 2014 Audio version available

Questions

- Most of the time they come early in the morning when I just can't sleep. When I realize that I am alone in our bed now made up of memories and dust. Out of nowhere they are there again the da...

By: billybroadband | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Sep 2014

Loss of my Sunshine

- On the day we meet  you were upset and alone So, I opened my arms  and my heart to you. As I listened to you talk  I felt we grew closer. Until one day, you confirmed it, You asked me to be you...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Aug 2014

Why Try...

- I'm trying so hard To make everything better The more I change the stranger I feel People say oh Sin change this or that There are so few that encourage me to continue To conquer the things ...

By: sinful | Category: Musings | Score: 4.5| Added: 29 Jul 2014

The End of a Chapter

- Sitting outside on the veranda looking out at the mountains on the horizon. As the smell of a roasting barbecue chicken fills the air. Recalling our last conversation,  the hurtful cruel words,  whi...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 18 Jul 2014

What now?

- It's a beautiful day outside blue skies not a cloud  But in here it's stormy  Grey clouds building thick  with no signs of clearing. You have really done it this time  alienated everyone that hel...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 06 Jul 2014

Who do you think is Hot?

- Who is it you think is hot? Is it the beautiful girl With the legs that go on forever. Or is it, the long haired blond Emily Procter Who plays a smart ballistic specialist, In the television sh...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 May 2014

Have you ever?

- Have you ever stopped and just thought about how people actually come to judge you? It’s not always by anything you say verbally sometimes it is by your actions or the way you present yourself. Wh...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 06 May 2014

Confusion

- Wrapping my arms around my knees pulling them close as I curl up ball. Feeling tears running down my face as I try to make sense of all this mess. Not understanding what happened or ...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 26 Apr 2014

Thoughts for my Sister

- Is it wrong of me to feel slightly envious? I know I shouldn't, it's really not anyone's fault. You're over there and I am here, But you got out before I had a chance. I saw it proven, peopl...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Mar 2014

Is this wrong?

- Normally being one who believes age is just a number Until I heard of a thirty something year old, Dating a seventeen year old. Something about this just didn't feel right, maybe it's the legal po...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 19 Mar 2014

Why?

- Tears running down my face As I place ice on my lip Trying to reduce how much it will swell  As the corner of my right eye starts to bruise, Trying to work out what I did? And also why y...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Mar 2014

Am I Lost

- Where does one start to look? Since you're not really sure exactly what you're looking for, how do you distinguish exactly who you are now. I remember being called a brat during my growing up years an...

By: Cheryl | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 03 Mar 2014

The Past

- Remembering how we're friends For over a year I stood by your side Supported, cared and helped you As much as I could, Through all the good times and bad. Then I met a guy Someone you didn’t ...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Dec 2013

Finality

- Cantankerous Curmudgeon Why am I so Angry Argumentative I don't know Shit happens What you see What you get Withdraw Darkness creeps Remorse Disgust Plunging Deeper Deeper Spinning Out ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Nov 2013

A moment in time

- I remember our special times, the promises made and shared  the moments of passion,  soft kisses and touches  of being wrapped in each other’s arms, How those memories  Warm my heart  You make me fe...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 24 Oct 2013

Trail's End

- Venturing along the pathways of life,  not always conscious of the perils. Navigating through rubble strewn strife, detouring around blazing barrels. Stumbling down alleys full of temptation, ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 22 Oct 2013

Have you?

- Have you ever felt so alone That you just wish someone Anybody would notice  Something was wrong  And offer you a hand? How many times Has your smile been fake  When you say  I’m okay or I’m fine ...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Oct 2013

Restless spirit

- She's as free as the wind She roams where she wishes An equal mixture of dark and light Always dancing on the edge of life Searching for answers to the divine questions Why do we breath ? ...

By: ravenpearl | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Oct 2013

what is love

- love is joy, it is pain, it is hurt, it is hate, it is death, it is thunder and lighting, it is the rain, it is one of the things that makes life so great. love can make you feel small or ten feet t...

By: ravenpearl | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jul 2013

Lost

- Today I sit here watching the rainfall the soft pitta patta of the raindrops hitting the ground,  match the tears that run down my face. Remembering the moments we shared that made me feel so ...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Jul 2013

Meghan- .:Bed Time:.

- Tears trickle down her cheeks, her face to the wall, curled in the corner of her bed. She'd said goodnight, not because she was tired, but because she had to think. Leukemia... acute myeloid leukemia...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Mar 2013

The Lonely Gloom

- I want to close my eyes Clench them tight to stop the Spill of salt water that aches to rush And fill this hollow void inside of me. The world shifts sideways Life revolves and history...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 27 Jan 2013

Next Life

- In my next life will I be a part of this human race? A man or a woman again having to find my place? Will I be an eagle in the heavens able to freely soar? Maybe a lion large, free of heart with a m...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 2.7| Added: 11 Jan 2013

Forgotten Magic

- Where has all the magic gone? Hearts that shatter and fall. When the future disappears in a shroud of smoke Lost to eyes that once saw it so clearly. Where has all the wonder gone? Souls th...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Nov 2012

Mirrors of the Mind

- Mirror mirror on the wall. Why is it the good must fall? Does this world demand sacrifice? Only from those with secret sins and vice. This world its choices are not to clear. Everyone can play this ...

By: Jester | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Nov 2012

questions

- Who can say what lies beyond tomorrow Will it bring Love and Joy or only sorrow Of all the questions in my mind The answers to these I never find Is it because if I could see What really lies ahead ...

By: wildrose_girl | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 19 Aug 2012

Voices

- Sometimes I have to strain to hear. Sometimes they are loud and jeer. The things said, sometimes are bizarre. Sometimes cutting deep, leaving a scar. I don't know from where they come. They do at ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 29 Jul 2012

Opportunity Lost?

- Forgotten on the breeze It slips past and is lost Opportunity comes to tease Says come and play Then dashes away Like a laughing child All gay and merry. You feel it slipping thr...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 28 Jun 2012

Melancholy Mood

- Strikes at the heart and oft times will not release me for days I brood, my world a small focus inside my head At times no bigger than myself and the world just fades away. I lock myself away...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 Feb 2012

Mum They Said I Killed Jesus

- Mum they said I killed Jesus I said as I came home from school How can they say that I’m only eleven What would it be 2000 years ago and I am not free To say I am different ...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 06 Feb 2012

What did you see

- What did you see when you looked at me The woman who gave her heart, so young and carefree The woman who you claimed with a ring of diamonds and gold Do you see the woman you promised to love, honor, ...

By: wildrose_girl | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 10 Jan 2012

Unanswered Questions

- 1: Why is pot illegal, but Beer and Cigarettes (two of the deadliest inventions known to man) are. 2: Why does America still think it's the number one country? 3: Why is it okay to tell a person the...

By: Patrick | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 10 Aug 2011