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Day 73

- At first it was scary, Dunkirk spirit and all that. But at least there was the saving grace of novelty, Walking for an hour a day, my daily exercise with the dog on a lead, suddenly I knew how she fe...

By: DannyX | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Jun 2020

Can’t rain forever (part 02)

- Two days later I was in a new city. I knew nobody, had no relatives nor friends, and couldn’t count on anyone but me. I tried and tried. I passed weeks looking for jobs and the money was soon going ...

By: Marco | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 12 May 2020

Can’t rain forever (part 01)

-   My name is Julie, and at twenty-two my life was pretty much ruined already. What did I do? More or less, nothing. A part getting a crush on the wrong guy, and getting pregnant. Michael Albert Glan...

By: Marco | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 27 Apr 2020

Nemesis

- Impassive sentinel of history, Mute and inscrutable you stand alone, Floating serenely on a sea of sand, Unmoved by the passage of centuries And indifferent to the countless hordes  Whose brief ...

By: Kavyansh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Apr 2019

He Called You Darlin'

- It's been so lonely, you are thinking, and this happens. These simple words make you hope, it might be. You always recognize your own hope appearing. "Hello darlin'." That's what he said. He's flirt...

By: Survivor | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 02 Dec 2018

Mirror

- You know what's funny? How easy it is to give up on something you cared so much about. You constantly tell yourself that you could never give up that something, whether it be a hobby, a loved one, or...

By: Collapsed_Universe | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 16 Jul 2018

Soul Unique

- Everything society finds to be rational, is simply a revelation, or an interpretation of another's expressions, or beliefs. To be true to one's self, one has to look deep inside. Not hide real feeli...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Feb 2018

Little Demons

- We all have our demons  telling us what we least want to hear, we should have done better  and what we’re most likely to fear.   They know us like no other whatever we might say, they’ll work ...

By: Oldfaithful | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 06 Nov 2017

Me, Me

- I was so young when I had those thoughts  "I'm ugly."  I looked at the stretch marks and the acne, and I wouldn't pick out one thing that I liked I saw my thighs and envied the girls with thigh ga...

By: Living_A_Horror | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jul 2017

A WEEK IN MY WINGS

- SETTING: A boy wakes up in a hospital bed next to his father. A doctor walks into the room to deliver the news. Doctor: Hello and welcome to- Son: Doc, give it to me straight. Doctor: Well so...

By: anthonychansa | Category: Adventure | Score: 5| Added: 19 Nov 2016

Passing of Seasons

- A tapestry of color nature weaves, Changing greens to red and gold, Across high hills and valleys low. Heated days now a memory leaves, Spring's new life no longer bold. Gone are warm winds that blow...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 13 Nov 2016

Imperfect

- Am I not a man? Am I not allowed my imperfections? My simple needs. My voracious wants. Shall I camouflage my desires Behind closed doors? Do I set boundaries Only to violate them? Am I not ...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 Aug 2016

Total Eclipse of the Untrained Mind

- Crushed by the burden of my expectations My humiliation is complete, And I am descending into a dark pit Of self-abnegation and contempt, My self-esteem shattered into crystal shards By the bruta...

By: Kavyansh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Aug 2016

You have you

- Was I never enough?   I know I have given my all I have loved you more than I could ever love myself I have given you all there is to me But still, you have left me Alone, broken and irreparabl...

By: GenlyAryl | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 11 Jul 2016

Do You See Me?

- What do you see When you glance my way Do you see the woman I was? Or the one who stands before you today? The frightened one Who was always so unsure If what she was doing Would work out in...

By: lg68 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 May 2016

Through the Sand

- I run my finger through the sand Sending a message to whom I can Squiggles and curves make letters and words My thoughts form sentences to be read and heard I take my time to ensure I am clea...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 12 Mar 2016

Demon

- Once By the flame flare in your eyes With pupils drawn I realized As you lit that cigarette Fire taking hold Upon its end Tendril smoke curls up And out Tobacco sulphur scents Swirl 'round That You...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Mar 2016

Hold The Moon In Your Palm

- Hold the moon in your palm. Remind yourself who you really are. See darkness in the sunshine. See brightness in the dark. Swim in life's oceans, breathe in the wild breeze. Give without expectatio...

By: CKAcres | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 24 Feb 2016

Chameleon

- You're a chameleon changing your spots  Saying the words, you think should be heard Pleasing every one and no one, your heart rots That's fine, of course, whatever, how absurd Taking on hues and to...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 25 Nov 2015

I Am

- I Am Who am I You asked To think about it I am tasked I am the daughter Of an abusive man Who learned to survive As best I can I am the little girl Who grew up alone and afraid I am the w...

By: lg68 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Jul 2015

Words to Self

- This is your life, let go of strife Choose to be you, focus your view Leave yourself open, be your own beacon Embrace your light, and you'll be bright Follow your heart, make your life art N...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Jun 2015

Happiness

- Happiness is many things To some it is diamond rings Money and named brand Lots of material things Happiness is so very much more It is the break of a day in the morn Nothing warms the h...

By: maryruth | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Jun 2015

Permission

- When I give, It's completely. My gifts never come with strings. I’m not one who keeps a ledger. When I give, I seek nothing in return. I give because, I’m me. I give because, I know wha...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 Apr 2015

Self Confidence

- This selection contains language some readers may find offensive. Girl, Darling, My dear friend. Please don't do this. This, whatever you are doing, Just stop. You don't need a man to ...

By: littlemunchkin | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Apr 2015

Take Care

- “Gilli, what did you do?” “I'm fine, really.” “No, sweetheart, you aren't. I can see it in your eyes. Let me see.” He gently takes her hand and cradles it in his. He hisses in empathetic pain. “...

By: SkyGypsy | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 28 Mar 2015

Walking Standing still

- There must be some way of understanding that will remove the fear of a second wave Sitting in the rebuilt glory, of the aftermath Belief that everything can be this calm is wavered o...

By: scotiaWillow | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Nov 2014

Living With Me

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Sing silence a song of a void in the night Where the stars sink in oil And vain they scream out As the ...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Jul 2014

dancing girl

- ... she dances in the driveway, sun creating a long shadow foretelling the woman to come. the song she sings  would not be considered  appropriate for joyous dancing by all who live here...

By: LauraLee_Sweetness | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 May 2014

Let's Fight

-   As I stand here I think to myself, "Let's fight," looking into your eyes I want to scream, "You can't take everything!" But I think to myself, This won't help And as I sit down, All my fight di...

By: girlie4280 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 25 Mar 2014

Pivotal Moments - Chapter Three

- I stormed up the stairs, mentally cursing my brother. I glanced behind me at an unexpected noise and fought to hold in a sigh. I really didn’t need this right now. But the dog was sitting at the foot ...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 4.4| Added: 19 Mar 2014

She Will Save Us

- That’s not it, she’s not yours. Why? Why isn’t she mine? You shouldn’t chase her, you don’t deserve her. Why? She’s not yours, She’s a kid. A human being. She’s not a kid, She’s a key. G...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Feb 2014

search of solitude

- She sits in solitude Looking deep into her heart Looking for the source of what makes her hurt Looking for that split that just wont mend That hollow ache that just will not abate Her search...

By: ravenpearl | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 20 Nov 2013

My Demons Within

- You know I have my demons, You've seen them first hand, You've borne the brunt Of their attacks. You hold me as I tremble, Helping me fight them off Sharing your strength with me Tryi...

By: littlegirllost | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Nov 2013

The girl trapped in her past

- BASED ON A TRUE STORY On November 12, 1997, a baby girl was born, her name was Nicole. Nicole was uniquely different from her older brother and sister who had brown hair and brown eyes; she h...

By: LovelyLeigh17 | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 28 Oct 2013

I am free

- WARNING: This brief musing contains mentions of self-harm and destructive thoughts. May be triggering to some readers, so please don't read this if it is likely to do so to you. I wrote this for a fr...

By: NyuraVanko | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 28 Oct 2013

Philena: The Bathroom Floor

- "Way down... way down... way down. ...They found you on the bathroom floor..." -Cemetery Drive by MCR. "'Lena!" His voice, rough from cigarettes and powders, sloppy, stomach-twisting from th...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 05 Oct 2013

I Wish I Saw What You See

- You tell me these things I don't understand They boggle my mind and make my soul smile To think that someone like you Would see someone like me And see what you say you see. You tell me I'm Cute... ...

By: Belthazor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 24 Sep 2013

Ravens cry

- She once knew who she was She once had a heart She once had a life She always hid behind a smile She was an enigma even unto herself She never had peace of mind Always searching for the ke...

By: ravenpearl | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Sep 2013

Eagle and the raven

- Once there was a raven who forgot how to fly Her misery hung on her like a dark cloud in the sky Her wings weren't broken but she had lost her heart In a storm she got lost The wind pushed her...

By: ravenpearl | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 04 Sep 2013

Routine

- On Tuesday, I started a new routine. I identified a self-destructive pattern, which I am so wont to, so I decided it needed to be taken in hand. I was getting up really late. On Monday, I got up at 4P...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 29 Aug 2013

Drowning

- I hear his voice whisper "I've met someone else, you see" And my heart gave a lurch and my body jerked and tears fell like rain It is always the same this sweet little stabbing pain This twist...

By: ravenpearl | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 30 Jul 2013

Mistress Of Me

- Do you ever do something that makes you want to sing from the rooftops? You know, so everyone knows you’re happy, full of love and want to share it with all. Yeah, I have those feelings from time to t...

By: Poppet | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 22 Jun 2013 Audio version available

Death of a Butterfly

- In a world so small I’m not sure that it really exists, a butterfly was floating along and a bird swept down and ate it. The body went in first, then the wings and the legs. The bird flew away, not se...

By: fallingdove | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 30 Mar 2013

Myrna's Present

- "Good morning, Jim!" These three words has been Myrna's diurnal greeting for me for the past eight years every time I hurry myself to my cube. She has always articulated these words in a lilting manne...

By: grggfks | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 18 Mar 2013

The Ways of Depression and Self-Image

- This is not a happy one, or even a thoughtful one, this is me opening up and exposing the truth and the pain and I am not going to be thinking at all while writing this... if I do, I will not be able ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Musings | Score: 4.5| Added: 08 Feb 2013

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

Running Away

- Okay, this is a grouchy old bear venting. I felt that you should be forewarned. Running away is always an option. Sadly, it takes a lot of courage and through planning. Running away is a basic level...

By: bear_hug_giver | Category: Musings | Score: 4| Added: 19 Jul 2012

Words Of Wisdom

- There were days When I had no other ways to get out This pain I only knew how to cause more Damage to myself and before you know it I had the knife and my skin was split I tried hard to hide ...

By: Spooky | Category: Songs | Score: 5| Added: 28 Jun 2012

Time Forgotten

- Time was never in our hands, it seeps through the endless cracks in our minds. Fools are those who reach out to grasp the hands of father time, for it exists in a parallel world, where two can n...

By: maddy90 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 15 May 2012

the silent wail

- no womb to take your tears to the hurt, above you – you, only a petite full-grown from a premature fetal fist – forced to let it lurk inside the three hundred ninety grams of it all a...

By: HulyaY | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 May 2012

What Can I Change to Make You Love Me?

- You must believe me when I say I love you. There has to be a way to make you see. Whatever change I must make I will do it. I pray that you will listen to my plea. Do you want me to become much t...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 May 2012

Rainbow's End: Pt.2

- Later, on the way to Shirley’s, I noticed a box of books on the back seat of Jenny’s car. “What are all those books for in the back?” “Oh, that’s my summer reading,” she said. “Before I left for he...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Romance | Score: 4.3| Added: 22 Feb 2012

Rainbow's End: Pt.1

- Rainbow’s End: Pt.1 Note: This is a long two part story but an intriguing journey that may be worth taking. I was on my way to a bio-technology conference in Philadelphia but didn’t have to be the...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Romance | Score: 4.8| Added: 21 Feb 2012

Dare I Criticize Others’ Works?

- Have I the right to declare something written wrongly?  And if I do, then have I the right to declare that the wrongly written was righted?  And even if yes to both of the above, does that bestow ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 19 Dec 2011

To be

- In a swarm of faces, I find me Standing alone wondering what is to be Closing my eyes to the time about to come Living the dreams inside my closed eyes numb Discovering that there is more outs...

By: MileeBanerjeeOGN | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 01 Nov 2011

Solitude

- SOLITUDE Claire lay in an isolation tank in her local spa and started to panic. What made me decide to do this? she thought.  She hated being on her own even in her own home when her husband was a...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 14 Aug 2011

Wednesday, 7:24Pm

- Wednesday, 7:24 PM. I kicked my front door shut with a satisfying slam, a full grocery bag in my hand. My perfect day at work at the perfect job was less than perfect – my boss had expressed doubt in...

By: GemGeekett | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 06 Apr 2011

This is me

- It takes a lot for me, to share pieces of my heart through my words. Though it has helped me open, I still find parts still closed. This looking at myself has been a great learning for me, though ha...

By: easy_rider75 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 19 Mar 2011

the Wanderer

- sort of a little poem that came to me just now :) I wander this land Pack on my back Traveling the land, free I go The place I end up tomorrow I just don't know I follow the open road Wander throug...

By: easy_rider75 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 26 Feb 2011

Insomnia Kills -ONE SHOT-

- Pain. It seems all my life I’ve dealt with one kind or another. Part of me wants to shut the louder half of me in a little box, somewhere…anywhere, until it's bursting at the seams. Maybe I hope it ...

By: Katy | Category: Drama | Score: 4| Added: 10 Oct 2010