Story archives - tag: "hope"


I shamefully shielded the cover of the self-help book for singles in my lap from the handsome commuter in the next seat, and smiled coyly, despite the fact that that its first chapter contains valuable tips on changing negative perceptions of being alone.

tags: alone single hope relationship ridiculous [add]

2011-02-22 13:37:54 / Rating: 510.25 /

Richard B

Losing my infant daughter was the most pain I've ever been in; her organs saving two babies was the balm that helped my healing and provided hope.

tags: child death hope [add]

2009-10-15 20:13:41 / Rating: 831.5 /

The wandering homeless

The day I dropped out of high school, botched my entrance into Harvard, and set out on my journey across the country on foot was the day I realized I would come back for you, and only you.

tags: wandering love returning hope dreams life travel friends life of a hobo [add]

2009-09-17 14:36:15 / Rating: 833 /


I spend every day hoping someone in my community dies so that I can finish my 10-funeral-observation before I go back to school in August.

tags: death hope guilt [add]

2007-08-23 18:08:15 / Rating: 592.5 /


This morning, on my bedroom floor, lay a dying firefly, its light blinking on and off, still signaling for a mate.

tags: summer death hope [add]

2007-07-31 14:36:30 / Rating: 852.5 /


The disease stole her health, her friends, her family, her money, but the sunrise was still beautiful.

tags: hope disease [add]

2007-07-20 15:42:52 / Rating: 506.5 /

Dave Walls

I keep telling myself 'the phone is going to ring', but after two months, I can't seem to believe myself anymore when it comes to job interviews.

tags: jobs work hope dreams career frustration [add]

2007-07-05 12:25:50 / Rating: 654.25 /


I fell in love with a German tourist on a bus and although I don't remember his name and know I'll never see him again, I always hope he remember me too.

tags: love German bus name hope [add]

2007-06-04 12:23:03 / Rating: 630.25 /

Girl in English class

I finally admitted to myself that I liked him, but now I am scared that it will never work out.

tags: relationships confusion hope [add]

2007-02-12 12:32:03 / Rating: 536 /


Walking away, it became clear that what was 30 minutes to me was for him an end to years of a most crushing hatred.

tags: life change coming of age outreach hope [add]

2006-12-04 09:32:39 / Rating: 420.25 /


I was lost into a world of abuse, sex, and alcoholism at the ripe old age of three and it went downhill from there until my first day of sobriety some 20 years ago.

tags: childhood abuse sex hope alcohol [add]

2006-10-05 12:55:20 / Rating: 734.25 /


I used to pray every month for my period to come, but recently I've started hoping it wouldn't.

tags: hope pregnancy period love sex [add]

2006-09-11 22:37:45 / Rating: 945.25 /