Story archives - tag: "friend"


At the funeral, the bloodied, torn knuckles of my best friend spoke volumes about how he tried to release his only son from the noose.

tags: suicide teenager friend funeral [add]

2013-09-18 11:34:58 / Rating: 698 /

Obscure Chess Buddy

She never invited me to her father's funeral because she didn't think I knew him well enough but I never told her that, when she was at boarding school, I used to play chess with him every Saturday at 2:00 and lose.

tags: father funeral secrets chess lose death friend [add]

2012-01-05 11:22:49 / Rating: 616.25 /


Less than a year later, a cop in my health class was making an example of him by saying how stupid he was.

tags: death friend overdose ignorance [add]

2011-07-18 09:48:02 / Rating: 503.75 /


All my mom's kids have two middle names, but one of mine comes from a woman whose son set the fire that killed her in her sleep.

tags: names mother friend death fire arson childhood trauma strange connections [add]

2011-06-06 08:04:05 / Rating: 671.75 /

work sentence

A friend and I tried making our own version of One Sentence at work, but all we got back were poor motivational one liners and complaints about spammed inboxes.

tags: work friend onesentence spam meta [add]

2010-11-10 15:39:14 / Rating: 470.5 /

The Reciever

Every postcard from every new European city was like a stab to the heart.

tags: travel friend Europe sad [add]

2010-08-19 14:45:45 / Rating: 494 /

are you

Her mom was the one who died and she asked me if I was okay.

tags: death concern friend [add]

2010-07-23 13:15:27 / Rating: 510.5 /

welch's grapes

I couldn't stop thinking about how that picture board had been made for a graduation party, not a funeral.

tags: high school seniors suicide friend loss grief [add]

2010-05-12 10:34:43 / Rating: 747.5 /


I should have bought a lottery ticket the day an apartment-complex neighbor with about a 30% overlap in movie tastes got the same movie we did, on the same day.

tags: random odds chances Netflix neighbor friend movie [add]

2010-02-24 15:28:24 / Rating: 348.75 /


The moment my friend proudly said that he can "rock a shaved head" proved that he is much stronger than I am in dealing with his cancer.

tags: cancer friend strength [add]

2009-05-08 07:58:57 / Rating: 704 /


I seriously wasn't expecting *that* long of an awkward silence after her mother joked that we should get back together.

tags: ex girlfriend mother friend relationship accidental [add]

2009-03-16 12:01:30 / Rating: 485.5 /


My mom's old cat still insists on purring when he sees me, even though a tumor on his vocal chords means he can't breathe when he does so.

tags: cat love friend [add]

2009-03-09 12:13:26 / Rating: 1230.25 /


My friend who is really skinny and I think has the ideal body can't fit her butt into the jeans I'm wearing right now and I still feel fat.

tags: friend anorexia self-image pink skinny jeans [add]

2009-02-18 21:34:12 / Rating: 446.75 /


I was copy editor of my yearbook and purposely spelled our class president's name wrong, just to make my depressed friend smile.

tags: friend high school yearbook [add]

2009-01-28 12:29:39 / Rating: 705.5 /


Finally, I get to sing a duet on stage with my friend with whom I've always wanted to sing a duet on stage.

tags: duet friend theater [add]

2009-01-27 11:30:07 / Rating: 324.5 /


He wrote, "See you next year when you're a boy and I'm a girl."

tags: transgender friend confusion friendship gender [add]

2009-01-15 12:37:28 / Rating: 677.75 /


I didn't believe his name was Spontaneous Search Party, until he showed me his Medicare card.

tags: Medicare friend [add]

2008-12-01 15:48:16 / Rating: 469.25 /


My jaw dropped as my host mom politely, in French, informed my best friend that she has a small brain.

tags: bitch move culture shock France study abroad friend [add]

2008-11-14 15:18:57 / Rating: 420.5 /

The Girl Who Admired You

When the pastor told us we'd be waiting 10 more minutes to start the funeral services because the line was still down the block, I knew that the world was missing someone who was starting to make a difference.

tags: death friend special missed [add]

2008-09-08 10:55:41 / Rating: 831 /

friend of a friend

I stumbled upon a DVD of yours in our collection and put it aside to give back, only to find out moments later that you were dead.

tags: david murder friend kill bill memory movie death [add]

2008-08-11 16:32:18 / Rating: 842 /


You know you are too much of a people-pleaser when you, a straight girl, hook up with a lesbian who is into you and pretend to really like it so you don't hurt her feelings.

tags: awkward hook up people pleaser oops lesbian friend mistake [add]

2008-08-06 16:33:50 / Rating: 924.5 /

Censorhip Sucks...

I realized what liberal parents I had when my friend got in trouble for reading one of the books I lent her.

tags: Christians censorship books friend strict parents [add]

2008-07-16 10:54:07 / Rating: 591 /


Two years after he died, and my heart still jumps when I see a guy who looks like John.

tags: death friend car accident [add]

2008-06-04 09:56:58 / Rating: 633.75 /

Less one friend

I hadn't seen her in twelve years, but my heart still broke when I saw her picture on CNN with "Missing" underneath it.

tags: childhood friend missing persons [add]

2008-05-28 15:57:35 / Rating: 689.75 /


We were going to stay up all night recording experimental music on his computer like John and Yoko, but then his mom came in and told us it was time for him to go to bed.

tags: music friend fun humor disappointment [add]

2008-05-21 09:36:07 / Rating: 713.25 /

Facebook informed me that I'm not actually as important to my best friend as I thought.

tags: facebook friend [add]

2008-04-25 13:57:33 / Rating: 682 /


Over two months later and I still can't bring myself to delete his name from my phone

tags: friend death mourning denial car wreck Tyler Varnado [add]

2008-04-08 17:04:35 / Rating: 882.5 /


I panicked as my best friend was looking through my things and grabbed the box where I keep the razors I used to cut myself for so many years.

tags: friend razor cutting self-mutilation secret [add]

2008-04-01 12:04:26 / Rating: 573.5 /

Regretful Lack of Attention

My best friend hung himself on a Friday afternoon, and when I checked my cell phone the morning of his funeral I realized he had called me that day at 3:24PM.

tags: childhood suicide friend death regret [add]

2008-01-02 15:30:08 / Rating: 1364.25 /


When I thought of how much my friend has done for his girlfriend, I realized how ugly Helen of Troy must have been that there was only a war because of her.

tags: devotion mythology love girlfriend boyfriend friend [add]

2007-12-31 11:53:57 / Rating: 864.25 /


Fred died less than sixteen hours after he attended our concert, after which he had repeatedly told us how well we'd done.

tags: fred death friend teen car accident loss [add]

2007-12-19 11:13:15 / Rating: 893 /

Amelia Larson

When my phone rang, I expected to hear her voice, but all I heard was her mother crying and saying, "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry I didn't believe you."

tags: death suicide friend lies apologize [add]

2007-11-09 11:02:54 / Rating: 1111.25 /


Midway through my father's funeral, I realized that almost everyone at the service probably thought my best friend--whose hand I was clinging to--was my lesbian lover.

tags: funeral friend homosexuality lesbians [add]

2007-10-15 17:32:11 / Rating: 752.25 /


Well, when the weird kid brings a M-16 to school, at least I won't be the first shot.

tags: wierd friend school self-preservation [add]

2007-09-27 12:29:09 / Rating: 640 /


After I hadn't heard from you in a while, I looked you up, and found out you had died in a motorcycle accident eight months ago.

tags: friend death motorcycle [add]

2007-08-10 13:05:21 / Rating: 707.5 /

Harrison's Daddy

I then came to realize that because of such freakish weather that winter, that global warming took my friends life.

tags: death friend friendship brian gianelli [add]

2007-07-03 17:17:31 / Rating: 617 /


My best friend had morals until she met me.

tags: morals friend [add]

2007-06-21 09:34:50 / Rating: 506 /


It makes me angry and sad that every time I go visit my pregnant friend, she's always drunk, and she thinks I'm the one with the drinking problem.

tags: pregnant friend irresponsible anger alcoholism [add]

2007-06-19 14:08:19 / Rating: 689.75 /

J Rock

I didn't realize what a good friend he was until my wife left me for him.

tags: friend exwife [add]

2007-06-15 13:36:51 / Rating: 477.75 /

Robert Gillmer

I had gone 28 years - my entire life - without touching a dead body, and I'm quite content to go another 28 years before doing it again.

tags: death friend loss [add]

2007-06-13 10:10:23 / Rating: 768 /

call me dave

If I'd have known it was the last thing I was going to say to him, I would've made sure he knew how much of a great mate he was.

tags: friend death [add]

2007-02-23 09:17:24 / Rating: 640.5 /


My friend joined a gym in San Francisco, and he realized something was up when there was no female locker room or clientele.

tags: friend gym [add]

2006-08-09 23:39:18 / Rating: 534 /