Story archives - tag: "sadness"


I called your mom and wept for the first time in a decade because I felt like she was mine.

tags: mother lonely breakup boyfriend crying weeping sadness [add]

2012-02-16 13:28:22 / Rating: 374 /


Not until I found him after eleven years of searching did I realize that what I really missed was the little boy my best friend used to be.

tags: childhood friends sadness [add]

2011-11-11 15:09:16 / Rating: 313.5 /

The minister's daughter

When the old lady joked that phone books were best to hit children with becuase they didn't leave a mark, I wanted to tell, she was right, my mother had already tried, I chuckled instead.

tags: childhood abuse sadness [add]

2011-11-02 10:09:47 / Rating: 360.5 /

To My Mother

I was dumbstruck when she advised me the best way to cope with being raped, was to never talk about it again.

tags: coping hurt mother sadness [add]

2011-07-11 08:54:26 / Rating: 502.75 /


The 5 words that will hunt me forever are: "Go faster, I dare you."

tags: speed car crash death stupidity sadness dare [add]

2010-11-29 12:06:46 / Rating: 738.25 /

Odd Elizabeth

They suspected we were at the graveyard because it was Halloween, but when I pointed to the date on the tombstone the guard looked remorseful and told me to stay.

tags: death halloween sadness [add]

2010-09-23 13:34:59 / Rating: 661.25 /


She paused, looked at the damage she had already done and realized that the only reason for not ending it all right then that came to her mind was, "You have a test on Monday that you've already studied for."

tags: suicide sadness irony [add]

2010-06-21 14:01:49 / Rating: 518.25 /


If my brother were not already dead I would kill him for what he has done to our family.

tags: death overdose grief sadness anger [add]

2010-06-08 12:00:43 / Rating: 604.75 /

She was Annabell

I walked in to my daughters bedroom to wake her up from her nap and saw that she was blue.

tags: SIDS newborn sadness [add]

2010-02-25 08:04:01 / Rating: 504 /


We lost the baby a week after we finished the nursery.

tags: miscarriage death sadness grief [add]

2009-03-25 11:24:32 / Rating: 708.5 /

A. R.

I still wish I had taken the F instead of the A on the online test I hurried to finish while I could hear my dog dying on the kitchen floor.

tags: dog death test grades regret sadness [add]

2009-02-17 16:10:32 / Rating: 879 /


The worst part about the rape is the way it's made the rest of my life about that one night.

tags: sadness regret anger rape [add]

2009-02-02 11:52:09 / Rating: 907 /


You know you've had too much sugar when your tears begin to smell like apple pie.

tags: sadness strange apple pie thanksgiving sugar tears [add]

2008-10-15 15:13:41 / Rating: 577.5 /


Let us hope that the man I saw swerve into a big rig survives to read this sentence.

tags: auto accident truck death injury sadness [add]

2008-10-08 14:36:55 / Rating: 686.75 /


When you said I wasn't allowed to say anything at the funeral because it would be "improper," I knew I hated you.

tags: funeral hatred realization sadness [add]

2008-10-07 16:51:41 / Rating: 623.5 /


As I held my son back while he was screaming at his dead mother, I had the strangest feeling I had seen this exact scene in a movie.

tags: sadness horror death movies [add]

2008-07-14 12:41:32 / Rating: 782 /


And after I confessed my love for him, he stated that he was flattered and we changed the subject.

tags: love sadness rejection [add]

2008-06-27 15:22:20 / Rating: 832.75 /

Kindergarden attempts

At six-years-old my friends passed around a discarded, lit cigarette smoking it perfectly while I couldn't take a drag properly no matter how hard I tried.

tags: childhood cigarettes friends failure shame struggle sadness [add]

2008-05-01 14:28:28 / Rating: 782.25 /


Only then did I realize how much I had when she told her daughter they lost everything in the fire.

tags: fire lost realization sadness [add]

2008-04-15 10:15:26 / Rating: 646 /


I cried not because of the amount of the inheritance, but because I can't cash it in to bring her back.

tags: death sadness grieving [add]

2008-01-22 18:11:42 / Rating: 709.5 /


The nine year old said he had moved on from his best friend, who was killed by a falling branch a year ago, but as he stared at the spot where he died, I knew he hadn't.

tags: childhood death sadness moving on [add]

2007-12-19 11:11:39 / Rating: 882.5 /


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 /

La Fille Italiano

The fact that I continued running past him for five miles is more symbolic to me than the fact that I started bawling the moment I was in the confines of my home.

tags: running freedom old boyfriends sadness triumph [add]

2007-10-25 13:29:43 / Rating: 596.25 /


When I called my friend after her husband died, I didn't think that she would end up consoling me.

tags: death love friendship sadness empathy [add]

2007-09-21 15:19:24 / Rating: 765.75 /


She looked up from her toy and said, "Daddy, why do you get so angry?"

tags: anger sadness children [add]

2007-06-21 10:33:04 / Rating: 705.75 /

college snapshot

Today I threw out the leftovers from the last time we hung out and it is taking all I have not to put them back in the fridge, so that I can pretend he never left.

tags: goodbye leftovers sadness [add]

2007-06-21 09:35:21 / Rating: 572.25 /


I will always regret not being by the side of my 9 year old brother, my best friend, the day he died of Leukemia.

tags: childhood regret sadness death [add]

2007-06-05 17:13:52 / Rating: 830.75 /


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 /


After that horrible accident, my mom was on a ventilator and I was the only one who could understand that she was asking to die.

tags: trauma sadness accident hospital [add]

2007-05-29 15:58:45 / Rating: 771.75 /


As I sat numbly answering the phone, i realized how unfair it is that something you have absolutely no control over can make you so miserable you don't enjoy anything anymore.

tags: sadness work [add]

2007-01-19 09:30:10 / Rating: 567 /


When they handed me a medal for saving a man in Afghanistan, all I could think about was how I wasn't able to save the other two.

tags: war sadness death [add]

2006-10-11 11:14:53 / Rating: 1026.5 /

Joke of a Romantic

As he was telling me over the phone that he didn't know me I came to the sinking realization that I couldn't live without him anymore.

tags: sadness love romance unrequited love disappointment [add]

2006-09-27 13:43:46 / Rating: 831.25 /

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 /