Story archives - tag: "memory"


Walking out of my elementary school with my mom's hand tightly holding mine, I never thought I would see the people jump out of the towers.

tags: childhood memory jumpers [add]

2010-10-25 14:19:52 / Rating: 436.5 /


As I walked into the house, rather late, I detected the smell of a recently extinguished candle.

tags: late dissapointment memory love broken promises [add]

2010-01-05 15:43:26 / Rating: 555 /


It never fails to make me smile every time I remember us stealing that man's metal detector so we could search for buried "treasure" on the beach.

tags: smile memory stealing metal detector buried treasure beach [add]

2009-11-12 10:13:32 / Rating: 342.25 /


I was shocked to discover that my fondest childhood memory was actually a scene from an old movie.

tags: childhood memory [add]

2009-08-20 10:15:59 / Rating: 811.5 /


While out to lunch with a roommate I hadn't seen in 27 years, she mentioned between bites of her chicken salad sandwich that her first memory at age 3 was watching her mother try to commit suicide by setting herself on fire.

tags: suicide horror memory childhood [add]

2009-08-20 10:09:14 / Rating: 623.25 /


I still cry every time I think about the racoon lying in the middle of the road that turned his head to look at me as I passed in my car.

tags: road kill memory [add]

2009-04-19 21:28:17 / Rating: 405 /

Monsieur Rick

That at fourteen she's still afraid of thunderstorms is sad, but the reason why is sadder.

tags: abuse terror memory [add]

2009-01-07 11:40:04 / Rating: 503.25 /

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 /


It was only appropriate that the one day that I, the most gullible student in the fourth grade at the time, did not believe a ridiculous story that someone told me was that day in September when the world changed forever.

tags: irony childhood 9/11 memory disbelief [add]

2008-06-02 13:36:25 / Rating: 648.75 /


She often cries while watching him sleep, hands clasped on his chest, reminding her again of his sister's tiny corpse.

tags: child death memory sad [add]

2008-05-13 12:00:09 / Rating: 682.5 /


I remember distinctly the last time my daddy told me he was proud of me, because I think that's the last time I'm ever going to hear it.

tags: father pride memory [add]

2008-04-28 12:16:49 / Rating: 634.25 /


I am going to look at this in a week when its posted and not realize I wrote it.

tags: wasted drunk memory [add]

2008-02-25 21:27:40 / Rating: 563.25 /


Sitting at my desk I think of the days before the minivan and can almost smell the beer drenched microphone.

tags: memory humor longing business [add]

2008-02-25 21:26:46 / Rating: 606.5 /


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: 1024.75 /


I'm committed to making lemonade, but I often wish I could pinpoint the moment when I settled for lemons.

tags: regret midlife relaitonships memory [add]

2007-10-02 10:28:21 / Rating: 622.25 /


It's been so long that I don't even look down your street anymore.

tags: moving on memory [add]

2007-05-31 14:54:55 / Rating: 2340.75 /


The snow fell of the roof with a heavy thud, just like my poor Uncle Martin did a few winters prior.

tags: childhood memory snow family ouch falling [add]

2007-04-16 12:43:01 / Rating: 864.5 /


One week after her accident, I saw her again; she didn't recognize me, but I knew she remembered what I'd done for her.

tags: accident recognition help stranger memory crash aid [add]

2006-12-21 14:44:37 / Rating: 824 /

she has no name

When I was 2 years old, I nearly burst into tears because Minnie Mouse's house was plastic.

tags: childhood memory youth disney [add]

2006-11-28 09:59:39 / Rating: 627.25 /


Sometimes I forget names, but that day my failing memory made me see him as a complete stranger, and he never forgave me.

tags: friendship memory [add]

2006-11-27 14:36:08 / Rating: 550.5 /


She embraced me with the warmth of her skin, the wine on her breath and the smile on her lips and I felt absolutely nothing.

tags: relationship humor tragedy nothing beginning of the end memory regret [add]

2006-10-05 10:56:08 / Rating: 722.25 /


I don't know if I would have stayed with him all night comforting him while he puked his guts out into the toilet if I'd known that he wouldn't remember it the next morning.

tags: drunk vomit toilet memory [add]

2006-08-29 07:39:42 / Rating: 691 /