Story archives - tag: "sad"


One of the saddest things I've ever saw was a little bird that had frozen to death perched on a tree branch alone.

tags: sad bird froze tree branch alone [add]

2014-03-03 09:20:21 / Rating: 556.75 /


Is it weird that I had a better time talking to the stripper than getting a lap dance from her?

tags: humor strippers sad funny conversation [add]

2014-02-05 11:27:27 / Rating: 600.25 /


The image of your first dog lying on the floor with a still-foggy plastic bag over her head never really leaves you.

tags: sad horrifying dog first dog remember suffocation [add]

2013-08-28 13:45:10 / Rating: 283 /


He left the band because he couldn't stop writing songs about me even after we broke up, and it got too weird for me to keep playing violin to them like they were about some other girl.

tags: band relationships bandmates sad breakup music songs violin vocalist [add]

2013-07-09 18:56:30 / Rating: 250.75 /


I moved into a new apartment 7,000 miles away from anything I knew, and my boyfriend of five years broke up with me to "find himself" all in the same day.

tags: sad [add]

2013-07-03 08:15:12 / Rating: 163.75 /


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 /

Too short

There's only one date on her gravestone.

tags: child death sad [add]

2012-06-25 11:12:20 / Rating: 935.25 /

C.S. Rodriguez

Your voice crossed the ocean on a telephone wire to ask if I was happy, and I was grateful you couldn't see the lie on my face when I told you that I was.

tags: romance drama sad [add]

2012-05-15 15:28:51 / Rating: 647.25 /


My mother walked into the room with a stack of my dad's death certificates and asked, "What are these again?"

tags: sad [add]

2011-12-09 14:31:04 / Rating: 256.25 /


The Soup Kitchen that I volunteered at as a teenager is now my only source of 3 meals a day.

tags: childhood sad soup kitchen volunteer [add]

2011-09-20 20:46:33 / Rating: 626.25 /


Today I had to break into my own home.

tags: humor locked out sad no key mom forgot [add]

2011-09-16 12:57:59 / Rating: 504.5 /


When I walked into my Grandpa's house I thought a bag of frozen blueberries melted on the floor, only for it to be revealed as a puddle of his own blood.

tags: death blood suicide grandpa lost sad [add]

2011-04-01 12:34:12 / Rating: 573.25 /


The shirt I wanted to wear to your funeral went over the cliff in the back seat of your car.

tags: shirt funeral sad [add]

2011-03-30 15:42:03 / Rating: 562 /


When I was 11, my Mom and Dad made me give away the dog I had since I was 4 because we were getting a new couch.

tags: sad childhood [add]

2011-03-04 12:20:31 / Rating: 591.75 /


One of the saddest things I've ever heard is when my mother said, "I always wished I could have been just a little bit pretty."

tags: Mother sad [add]

2010-11-05 14:25:41 / Rating: 742.75 /


The day after my failed suicide attempt, I was diagnosed with cancer.

tags: sad [add]

2010-10-25 14:30:32 / Rating: 428.5 /


I was excited that on my last day of high school I would be able to sleep in until my brother woke me up at the regular time to let me watch my dog, who I had had since kindergarten, die as I stroked her little ears.

tags: dog coincidence death sad [add]

2010-10-07 16:14:59 / Rating: 524 /

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: 495 /


After suffering for the first twenty-two years of my life, my bunion free feet can finally fit into girly heels but the scar tissue in my joints makes it impossible for them to bend that way.

tags: surgery sad heels feet [add]

2010-07-09 14:17:28 / Rating: 396.5 /

Sappho in Georgia

As I held her hand and told her I loved her, I knew the rest of the school would be out for our blood.

tags: love LGBT south sad [add]

2010-06-08 11:45:29 / Rating: 664.75 /


The day I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder was the day I chased my best friend down the street with a butterfly knife.

tags: odd humor sad awkward [add]

2010-03-02 13:30:58 / Rating: 522 /


I came across an old lady laying on the side of the road in the middle of the night and when I approached her she looked up and asked, "Did I win the race?".

tags: dementia sad elderly firefighter [add]

2010-02-17 16:03:50 / Rating: 597.75 /


I rapidly counted and recounted the change in my pocket as I waited for the procession.

tags: repatriation 4 soldiers journalist sad powerful [add]

2010-01-04 10:42:48 / Rating: 376.5 /


When I asked him how his day had been my father shrugged and said "It was okay," in a non-committal way, because we were still ten minutes from home, and only then would he feel able to tell me my brother had been killed.

tags: sad death brother father [add]

2009-12-30 09:06:58 / Rating: 791.5 /


As a child, my parents convinced me that when the ice cream truck played its song, it meant the ice cream was finished.

tags: ice cream sad childhood lies parents [add]

2009-11-06 14:25:40 / Rating: 730.5 /


I wonder if it would be worse to tell my daughter she caught me snorting pain pills or let her keep believing it was coke.

tags: sad drugs shame humiliation [add]

2009-10-27 15:23:36 / Rating: 500.5 /

Cat obsessed

My vacation is ruined knowing that 1,800 miles away my cat pooped on the living-room floor.

tags: pet obsession miserable pet lonely worry animal vacation sad [add]

2009-10-26 16:17:01 / Rating: 494.25 /


Five years later, I still have a scar of my husband's entire dental impression from when he bit my abdomen.

tags: sad humor abuse [add]

2009-06-23 09:56:06 / Rating: 463.5 /


The memorials were covered in hundreds of flowers and the bouquet we had bought from Albertson's blended in with the rest of the blossoms.

tags: Columbine school shooting memorials Albertson's flowers sad [add]

2009-05-08 07:59:16 / Rating: 488.5 /


I knew I had to find a steady boyfriend when the cat ate my birth control pill.

tags: sex humour sad [add]

2009-03-17 12:13:21 / Rating: 504.75 /


When I was 14 I saw a gang of younger kids killing a wild rodent, so I went behind the apartment building and cried.

tags: childhood death sad cry [add]

2009-03-05 11:40:23 / Rating: 705 /


My oldest sister once curiously asked my Grandma Helen why her phone number was written on her arm.

tags: sad humor holocaust jewish grandma [add]

2009-02-17 13:44:48 / Rating: 1278.5 /


My parents put my dog down the night of my prom.

tags: sad prom pet dog [add]

2009-02-02 11:50:32 / Rating: 568.25 /

Sleepless in Seattle

I can't believe that you smiling at me was the highlight of a day where I got an A on a test, found twenty bucks, and won a debate.

tags: sad humor love unrequited love [add]

2009-01-15 12:35:16 / Rating: 1351.25 /

My only regret.

One of my best friends in high school killed himself after the only girl he ever asked out turned him down at the risk of being less popular, which is a shame because he would have been the best first boyfriend I ever had.

tags: regrets sucide sad boyfriends love best friends high school nerd popularity first love [add]

2009-01-05 08:42:49 / Rating: 1567.75 /

I'm sorry, frog

25 years later, I still feel guilty for shooting that leopard frog in the head with my BB gun.

tags: animal frog death gun guilt sad [add]

2008-10-24 13:21:40 / Rating: 741.75 /


The day I was ready to tell him "Yes" was the day he came in holding my best friend's hand.

tags: irony sad relationships high school awkward messed up [add]

2008-10-15 15:11:19 / Rating: 733.75 /

AD's ex

After months of separation and pain, my wife, who was a high school teacher in North Carolina, invited me back home only to have a high school student in her bed when I arrived.

tags: marriage sad pain [add]

2008-10-08 14:33:25 / Rating: 567.5 /


Fortunately, my landlord didn't ask how my job is going this month.

tags: sad whew [add]

2008-09-03 13:56:09 / Rating: 415.5 /


I realized how sad my life is when I found myself reading a graduate mathematics reference text for pleasure on a Friday night.

tags: math alone sad [add]

2008-09-02 09:38:20 / Rating: 621.5 /


It's my sixteenth birthday and I've only gotten happy birthdays from a radio DJ and a website.

tags: sixteen birthday sad radio DJ website [add]

2008-08-19 14:43:38 / Rating: 755.5 /

Not your daughter

"Just lock your door at night" is not a reasonable thing to say to your 12-year-old daughter when she tells you her stepfather is molesting her.

tags: sad parenting molestation stepdad [add]

2008-08-18 14:57:45 / Rating: 1154.25 /


The happiest moment of my life was when I won a pack of Sprite on the radio.

tags: Sprite sad radio contest [add]

2008-07-14 12:42:09 / Rating: 503.5 /

Travis B

My spare tire was also flat.

tags: sad tire driving depression hopelessness spare [add]

2008-06-12 14:31:49 / Rating: 905.5 /


A week after his death I got an email from my mother in law informing me that my father had hung himself in the basement of the house I grew up in, and she ended the letter with "I didn't call because I don't know how you would react to such terrible news."

tags: sad death pain [add]

2008-06-06 17:10:02 / Rating: 652.75 /


After three years of Alzheimer's ravaging his mind, he looked at me, his 18 year old granddaughter, and asked, "Are you mad at me mommy?"

tags: sad life sickness mental illness Alzheimer's [add]

2008-06-04 10:07:17 / Rating: 922.25 /


Having no guilt over terminating a pregnancy is making me feel guilty.

tags: abortion sad pregnancy denial [add]

2008-05-30 10:10:37 / Rating: 667 /


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 /


My parents believed that black and white people were equal until I started dating a black man.

tags: ironic sad [add]

2008-04-23 14:54:12 / Rating: 743.75 /

Oh Me

While he is in Alaska living an adventure, I am here, missing my father.

tags: forgotten father sad [add]

2008-04-22 12:14:09 / Rating: 568.5 /


I hate the jerk who left the Post-It note on my door saying: "Your boyfriend called, he wants to break-up."

tags: rude break-up post-it note sad [add]

2008-04-18 10:20:05 / Rating: 676.75 /


This year, on my birthday, I will eat alone at the restaurant where I spent my happiest birthday which eventually turned into the birthday which made me despise birthdays.

tags: birthday sad depression lesbian coming out [add]

2008-04-07 14:31:29 / Rating: 795.75 /


Alone in a cheap hotel room at 2am, I realized I'd never felt more at home.

tags: travel content sad [add]

2008-04-07 14:31:00 / Rating: 591.75 /


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 /

Family Girl

Over the last month, the cold reality of life has struck since one uncle died, another uncle had a stroke, my mother found out she has breast cancer and my grandmother is on her way to an assisted living facility.

tags: life death family separation sad inevitability [add]

2008-02-13 13:09:19 / Rating: 747 /

Hours away from people that love me

With all the tags for "college" I finally feel connected to my age group.

tags: sad lonely love college meta [add]

2008-02-06 13:37:15 / Rating: 685 /


She said that the scrunchie that I took out of my work bag was not hers.

tags: trouble relationship misunderstood sad questioning honest faithful [add]

2008-02-06 13:32:55 / Rating: 617 /


My father died as I asked my grandmother why she was crying.

tags: death sad girl father [add]

2007-11-24 18:30:06 / Rating: 773 /


In despair, I witnessed his last moments of life.

tags: car accident death sad [add]

2007-10-15 14:38:10 / Rating: 610.5 /

Loneliest of men

What if, for me, socializing has sincerely become a chore, a burden to have to deal with during times when I can't enjoy solitude?

tags: sad pathetic friendless lonely aloof anti-social miserable dramatic quiet alone loner pitiful [add]

2007-09-28 17:07:43 / Rating: 847.75 /


She was too drunk to notice how drunk I was.

tags: mother teenager sad drunk family childhood [add]

2007-09-27 12:28:59 / Rating: 834.5 /


It's sad that my mother's cancer-filled dog seemed more frisky and alert on the day before he was put to sleep than he had been in years.

tags: dog pet sad cancer mother [add]

2007-09-11 12:56:24 / Rating: 810 /


The cardboard paper camel I made my stepfather for his birthday is still hanging on the wall, left and abandoned, like us.

tags: family sad childhood stepfather [add]

2007-09-10 12:10:19 / Rating: 690.5 /


My face looks exactly like my mother's did, before a head-on collision with a drunk driver led to her complete facial reconstructive surgery.

tags: drunk driving accident sad strange [add]

2007-08-28 23:09:46 / Rating: 643.5 /


As I was a suicidal, gay teen, I sometimes wish I'd get HIV so I'd be spared having to think of a future I'm not sure I ever wanted.

tags: sad gay HIV [add]

2007-08-28 23:08:11 / Rating: 619.5 /


I was in the frozen food section when his favorite song came on the radio and I had to sit down to cry.

tags: regrets past sad grocery store mr. brightside music childhood memories [add]

2007-07-11 13:02:21 / Rating: 833 /

Emme Love

The cold night precursed a cold week, with no sunshine in the forecast.

tags: sad driving stress [add]

2007-07-10 14:23:42 / Rating: 590.75 /

Victoria =(

When I found out he got in, I gave him a congratulatory hug that made me feel the farthest I've ever been to him.

tags: missing him sad boyfriend close friends longing [add]

2007-06-21 09:58:36 / Rating: 640.5 /


As the belt loop on my pants broke at the rehearsal for my brother's wedding, my mother told me I was fat when I only weigh 110 pounds.

tags: mother hate sad pants weight loss [add]

2007-05-30 13:36:46 / Rating: 720 /


I was 16 when I learned my parents weren't immortal.

tags: irony sad humour [add]

2007-02-12 12:36:47 / Rating: 719.75 /


The work week seems to be a repeating blip that echoes a nasty scratch on the record of life.

tags: work life depression money time week weekend loneliness lonely sad music scratch skip world economy social crisis freedom [add]

2007-02-12 12:32:42 / Rating: 1004.75 /


I moved away to college thinking that I wouldn't miss my family, but I really wish I could see them right now.

tags: sad family college [add]

2007-02-07 09:56:07 / Rating: 733 /


I went on the page again, only to see that none of my sentences were posted.

tags: sad meta [add]

2007-01-11 10:45:16 / Rating: 582.75 /


When my best friend and the love of my life were both taken into police custody for the same crime, the saddest part was admitting to myself I knew who had done it.

tags: best friends love police crimes sad admitting [add]

2007-01-05 16:08:15 / Rating: 782.25 /


I never knew what I wanted from life, except to be a better father to my children (if I have any) than mine was to me.

tags: sad childhood father desertion [add]

2006-12-22 00:33:17 / Rating: 790.25 /


After our usual back fence bull session, complaining about shady politicians and the sad state of the world, my neighbor walked into his house picked up a shotgun and blew his head off.

tags: sad suicide [add]

2006-11-09 09:58:30 / Rating: 702.75 /


One of the worst feelings in the world is when you realize you weren't really paranoid after all.

tags: heartbreak shock paranoia love sad [add]

2006-10-24 10:24:29 / Rating: 1025.75 /


Hell would be better.

tags: life sad [add]

2006-10-16 12:54:14 / Rating: 541.25 /


My lover told me that she was drunk and wouldn't talk to me because of that, so I went to get drunk myself.

tags: love alcohol sad [add]

2006-10-16 12:53:56 / Rating: 590.5 /

Don't call me Shirley

I was more than half asleep when I heard my father speaking, but I didn't understand he was telling me she was dead.

tags: death family childhood sad [add]

2006-10-03 10:50:02 / Rating: 804 /


Mom, I never told you what they did to me, because I was ashamed and I was afraid you would think it was my fault.

tags: childhood shame sad painful [add]

2006-09-29 11:13:36 / Rating: 736.25 /

Rob Sanderson

I sat there that night and realized that all my life I’ve been trying to eliminate the things that cause me to get depressed, instead of the depression itself.

tags: depression sad sadness realization change [add]

2006-09-14 07:14:25 / Rating: 1062.25 /