All posts tagged: short stories

Little Death

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LONG / stories / words

Benjamin was a gentle soul. He was the type that nursed small birds back to health or gave them an elaborate funeral when he failed to so, shedding a few tears while digging the small grave for his feathered friend he never really got to know. Aggression was something quite foreign to him. He had seen some of his classmates flocking together in small groups, stalking the streets like animals of prey. Their hormones raging […]

Make It Fast

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friendship / life / stories / words

‘Make it fast’ I said to the nurse as she was unwinding the bandages on my right hand. About a week ago I had gone drinking with a couple of buddies and the night had been kind of crazy. It all started innocently enough with sushi at some new hotspot in town; the sake had flowed generously and our conversation was getting more excited. This tends to happen with us. Now that we all have […]

I am His Keeper

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family / thoughts / words

I have been keeping track of my little brother from the moment we got separated. It is strange, for nine months we were exactly the same age, but the moment our roads forked and I decided to go along with our mother, he became the newborn baby, while my age turned indefinite and timeless, stretching across centuries and continents. I never had my first birthday, yet I am as old as mankind, the pyramids and […]

Bleeding Silently

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humanity / images / life / Song

Do you remember when we met? You sat on a bench by the waterside looking out into the distance, so poised and dreamy I could not help but notice you. So I stopped and asked for a light. The lamest opening line, I know, but my mind just went blank. This was the first indication things were about to change, but I was unaware of it at the time. You had a book of matches, […]

John S.

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They say everyone who looks into their family history will find a secret sooner or later. So when Zooey started looking through the old family albums in the chest she found in her grandmother’s attic she intuitively felt she would find something. Some clue that an ancestor had carefully hidden away decades ago, hoping that skeleton would be taken to the grave with its last witness, forever silenced as if it had never happened. Zooey […]

Lightning at the End of the Tunnel

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beauty / family / images / music

It rained all morning, as it had done the entire night and yesterday too. Ada looked out the window and saw the dark grey clouds form an impenetrable wall, at its heart a deep purple almost electric. The cloud formations seemed to broadcast a simple message: Sally’s birthday party will be a disaster. An awesome fluorescent line of light tore the sky, followed by an enormous thunder clap. It felt like an exclamation mark emphasizing […]

Keeping Up Appearances

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The bathroom is immaculate like a work of art, i dare not touch anything. The wall paper has a mother of pearl sheen, there are beautiful Japanese prints and a faint smell of Jasmine fills the space. It seems the towels are stacked with the use of a ruler and the toilet bowl itself looks like a delicate piece of china. I had only gone in here because i needed to escape the crowd downstairs. […]