Story archives - tag: "loss"


She couldn't bear to look at your bowls and bed anymore but I couldn't bear to see they were gone.

tags: pet loss death dog [add]

2014-02-05 11:27:10 / Rating: 505 /


Your story finished itself before I could lend a last breath to us while your ghost faded in the real chapters made of alzheimer's, cancer, divorce, and language barrier in my family's Vietnamese-American dream.

tags: grandfather death break-up family loss perspective [add]

2013-07-24 14:25:51 / Rating: 230 /


With a tear trailing down my cheek, it occurred to me while listening to all of the happy new mothers in the hospital maternity ward, that there should be a special floor for we would be mothers, far away from all of the joy.

tags: stillborn loss baby sad [add]

2013-06-30 13:23:49 / Rating: 293 /

Heather Marie

Even his suicide note was cheerful.

tags: suicide loss happiestpersonI'veeverknown [add]

2013-04-09 18:55:09 / Rating: 471 /


You saved one last little squeak for me as I picked you up for the last time.

tags: pet loss goodbye death [add]

2012-03-30 13:00:39 / Rating: 563.25 /


On the anniversary of the day we were supposed to get married I called you from Africa to give you my blessing to marry her.

tags: love loss travel [add]

2012-03-15 14:08:37 / Rating: 657.75 /


You had already punched me once and I had forgiven you, but when you raised your fist against my little sister you stopped being my father and became a monster.

tags: sister abuse loss father monster [add]

2012-02-21 14:41:16 / Rating: 675 /

a beautiful disaster

When I logged on to Facebook, I wasn't expecting to find my mother's suicide note.

tags: suicide tragedy Facebook mother loss [add]

2012-01-30 09:38:26 / Rating: 459.75 /

Silly Little Girls

There's nothing quite like the moment a drug deal goes bad, and you see someone lose their head.

tags: gunshot headless boyfriend drug dealer heroin affection loss grief best friend drug deal gone bad I miss you [add]

2011-12-09 14:32:43 / Rating: 414 /


We visited him in the hospital over 100 times during the last 14 years, but the one time we didn't go was the one time it counted.

tags: father death loss guilt [add]

2011-11-11 11:33:34 / Rating: 453.25 /


When I almost killed myself, you licked the tears from my face and when you died, I held your cold paw and tried not to cry.

tags: dogs death loss grief [add]

2011-11-02 10:06:07 / Rating: 810.25 /


I spoon-fed the food that filled my Aunt's lungs and killed her.

tags: loss [add]

2011-10-27 13:22:14 / Rating: 357.75 /


Although cancer took my little brother ten years ago when he was a sophomore in college, his first (and only) boyfriend and I still refer to one another as "brothers-in-law."

tags: cancer loss brother gay family college [add]

2011-04-12 13:24:39 / Rating: 1253.5 /

Self-loathing Narcassic

Your brains will never wash off our daughter's bedroom walls.

tags: suicide love loss daughter I didn't know [add]

2010-10-04 15:14:43 / Rating: 672.75 /


I learned that night that sometimes when a person threatens to commit suicide, they aren't bluffing.

tags: suicide loss bluffing death [add]

2010-08-19 14:57:49 / Rating: 757.5 /

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 /


My patient's last words before he died, surrounded by family, were: "I feel so loved right now."

tags: loss death [add]

2010-04-15 15:24:15 / Rating: 899.25 /

true love

After 10 years of counseling, a full time career, and the support of 4 children, my dad still cries every night at the loss of Mom.

tags: love loss [add]

2010-03-19 09:53:26 / Rating: 1246.75 /

ursula's blues

The night before my dad died, I rolled my eyes and gave an exasperated sigh when he asked me to go to the kitchen and get him a glass of water, but I can't remember if I told him that I loved him.

tags: regret loss death childhood [add]

2010-03-16 12:54:27 / Rating: 809 /


Diagnosed in October, terminal in November, gone by December.

tags: cancer loss mum [add]

2010-03-04 15:57:24 / Rating: 720.25 /


As I spoon-fed my Grandfather what would be his last meal, I already knew it'd be a moment I would never forget, despite him being so drugged that he thought I was my mother.

tags: death grandfather loss [add]

2009-12-04 08:52:01 / Rating: 654.75 /


It was only when she recoiled with horror in her eyes that I realized how completely I had misread her signals.

tags: relationships rejection loss despair [add]

2009-08-18 09:59:08 / Rating: 575.5 /

W Kevin C

I lost five years of my life for kindly asking someone to put some paper in a bag.

tags: crime loss [add]

2009-05-04 11:35:49 / Rating: 554.5 /


The positive test confirmed that I was a mother, but bleeding at 5 weeks made sure I wouldnt hear being called "Mama" this time around.

tags: pain miscarriage pregnancy loss [add]

2009-04-30 09:23:07 / Rating: 665.25 /

I wonder what else I don't know

When I told my dad I'd misplaced my class ring, he told me his was lost 30 years ago when "a girl died in a car accident."

tags: dad family secrets loss ring [add]

2009-04-07 14:04:34 / Rating: 803.75 /


Had I realized that he would be dead within 24 hours, I would have asked what he meant after he said, "No matter what, I did my best".

tags: death wondering loss [add]

2009-03-27 14:14:12 / Rating: 680.25 /


I will never forgive them for letting me find out my aunt had committed suicide on the five o'clock news.

tags: ten years old grief loss suicide [add]

2009-02-12 11:25:07 / Rating: 756.25 /


Since he died, I haven't been able to enjoy hugs at all.

tags: death cancer hug love grief loss cry crying [add]

2008-11-03 17:35:33 / Rating: 873.75 /


I never realized that I had so many memories in this house until Hurricane Ike swept it away.

tags: Hurricane Ike loss [add]

2008-09-21 14:22:42 / Rating: 602 /


You made your sister an only child after the "Half of My Heart is in Iraq" sticker on your truck became untrue.

tags: war suicide loss iraq death widow [add]

2008-07-30 14:33:50 / Rating: 807 /

futura yellow

She hung herself with the purse I gave her for Christmas.

tags: suicide guilt loss forgiveness closet best friend [add]

2008-04-28 12:11:33 / Rating: 944 /


When they left me alone with your body, my fist came down so hard I heard your ribs crack.

tags: grief loss [add]

2008-04-23 14:55:16 / Rating: 776.5 /


If you've never seen your friend's baby girl wave goodbye to her daddy as his casket leaves the funeral, I want to be you.

tags: sad death dying loss lossing a friend bad memories [add]

2008-04-02 13:49:34 / Rating: 1259 /


My father died when I was six and the day after, I wrote in my diary that I was feeling better.

tags: death childhood father naive loss diary [add]

2008-02-20 12:52:10 / Rating: 881 /

her firstborn

It was better to have 23 years with a wonderful mom than 53 years with a lousy one.

tags: loss death acceptance [add]

2008-02-20 12:51:36 / Rating: 731.75 /

Wolfgang DelaSangre

The best hug I ever got was just before I found out one of my friends was dead.

tags: friendship loss death [add]

2008-02-08 16:50:09 / Rating: 743.5 /


Christmas just isn't so merry anymore.

tags: death anniversary death loss [add]

2007-12-27 12:26:25 / Rating: 666.75 /


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 /

My dad, always looking for a bargain, picked up an ugly, dying, needles-falling-off tree on Christmas Eve; five hours later, he was dead and the tree was still there.

tags: loss Christmas Eve father [add]

2007-12-19 11:11:01 / Rating: 745.75 /


My best friend was ecstatic to meet her mother, the woman that walked out on her as a child.

tags: childhood parents loss [add]

2007-12-13 13:11:31 / Rating: 630.5 /


They drove frantically as she bled and lost their twins.

tags: loss family realtionship [add]

2007-12-13 00:17:57 / Rating: 765.25 /


I will never live in a world as bright and beautiful and alive as I did when I was six.

tags: childhood loss memory sadness growing up [add]

2007-12-03 15:15:43 / Rating: 1024.5 /


I collapsed into a chair when the vet told me he had cancer, but he put his head in my lap to comfort me, sensing only my sadness.

tags: cancer pets loss comfort [add]

2007-12-03 15:13:19 / Rating: 1081.5 /


In less than 24 hours, I found out he constantly dropped ecstasy, cheated on me by sleeping with his cousin's 15 year old best friend, fooled around with his best friend's sister, and that everything I knew in this world from the man I was ready to marry was a lie.

tags: heartbreak infidelity love loss truth drugs lying [add]

2007-11-24 18:30:56 / Rating: 923.25 /

Just me

I am one of the ones that got burned by a home loan that was too good to be true.

tags: mortgage loss embarassment [add]

2007-11-19 23:22:02 / Rating: 545.75 /


The 1/32nd dose of the experimental drug cut her cancer in half, and I can't help but wonder if she would be alive today if they would have just given her a full therapeutic dose.

tags: mother death cancer treatment leaukemia wonder loss possibility [add]

2007-10-03 10:03:41 / Rating: 932.5 /


My first kiss happened just months after my mother died.

tags: kiss mother death loss cancer five experience regret [add]

2007-10-03 10:01:33 / Rating: 913.5 /

Theoretical Theory

I'm convinced that if I had just asked her to prom she wouldn't have moved away and we would be together.

tags: love regret loss [add]

2007-10-01 13:50:08 / Rating: 689.25 /


Elliott Smith helped me survive the summer.

tags: summer love loss elliott smith survival [add]

2007-08-19 21:35:42 / Rating: 770.5 /

Prince Albert

Rod Stewart and I are the only two people who have ever felt this way.

tags: love loss [add]

2007-08-10 13:06:04 / Rating: 696.75 /

Just Another Girl

The minute you walked away, I knew you weren't a man.

tags: miscarriage hospital breakup loss love [add]

2007-08-01 12:33:41 / Rating: 903 /


I felt her grip loosen on my hand as she slipped away.

tags: death loss grief [add]

2007-07-11 12:59:33 / Rating: 809 /


She walked into the room and coherency decided to step outside for a smoke break.

tags: love first sight loss [add]

2007-07-05 17:29:42 / Rating: 749.5 /


You never wrote back, and today I stopped expecting you to.

tags: e-mail breakup relationship loss [add]

2007-07-03 17:12:16 / Rating: 797.25 /


Knowing that my miscarriage brought him relief is something I'm not sure I'll ever forget.

tags: miscarriage mourning relationship pain loss [add]

2007-06-22 10:48:05 / Rating: 3236.25 /


On the day I miscarried, I drove to a job interview, and when the Misfits came on the radio, I wondered if I'd still be able to listen to songs about killing babies after I'd lost my own.

tags: loss miscarriage punk rock music job interview [add]

2007-06-22 10:47:36 / Rating: 792.5 /


He knew I didn't love him anymore when I turned away to sleep after sex instead of letting him hold me.

tags: love loss sex [add]

2007-06-15 13:37:14 / Rating: 758.75 /

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: 767.75 /


I wouldn't have been such a bitch if I had known I would never see you again.

tags: regret sadness loss [add]

2007-05-31 14:50:19 / Rating: 734 /


As I wiped the dried blood from his hands, I couldn't know that I would never see him again.

tags: family love loss grief [add]

2007-03-28 17:06:22 / Rating: 811 /


The outside of our house looked pristine,untouched, not a window broken, but when we tried to unlock the door, we found the key-hole was full of mud.

tags: hurricane katrina gulf coast loss [add]

2007-03-01 14:28:50 / Rating: 609 /


I didn't expect myself to survive to see the two year anniversary of the day they told me it had been a single bottle of pills that took her away.

tags: death loss suicide love pain [add]

2007-02-23 09:15:51 / Rating: 891.25 /


I decided to never look at his MySpace page again.

tags: love loss hate pain relationships myspace [add]

2007-01-25 11:28:03 / Rating: 941.75 /


Friends are there for you no matter what, unless they sleep with your boyfriend.

tags: hate love loss friends [add]

2007-01-01 19:56:20 / Rating: 842 /

MIA Robin

I was suddenly uninvited from my step daughter's wedding so the man who had brutalized her mother for 25 years could show up in a borrowed suit and later depart after the reception without even saying goodbye to anyone.

tags: marriage abandonment pain loss exclusion [add]

2006-12-11 20:24:32 / Rating: 831.75 /


I was teaching on 9/11, and after I dismissed my students, for a long time afterward I couldn't interact with any of them without wondering if I would eventually read that they had "died in the service of their country."

tags: 9/11 anger loss [add]

2006-11-05 11:42:26 / Rating: 700 /


I hate that I'm always right.

tags: loss lies goodbye alone broken heart leaving [add]

2006-11-01 16:17:59 / Rating: 784.25 /


It's not the hangovers I fear the most, but the fact that I've lost a few hours of my life that I can never get back.

tags: drinking fear loss [add]

2006-10-23 09:35:17 / Rating: 714.5 /


My brother bet me $5 that you and I would grow old together, and two days later when you broke up with me I bought five boxes of the most bittersweet twinkies I have ever eaten in my life.

tags: bet brother twinkie love loss breakup depression [add]

2006-10-22 01:34:27 / Rating: 993.75 /

Johnny Sorrow

When I said to her "do with me what you will," I didn't think she'd go so far.

tags: love loss sex humor [add]

2006-09-04 23:01:49 / Rating: 948.5 /