The Diner

I should have known right from the beginning that there was something wrong with the deserted diner especially after ordering their special steak. The meat tasted strange , the waitress was staring continuously at me with a perpetual smile on her face & a butchers knife sticking out of her apron.

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Long Lament

I am losing my mind and I’m scared I’ll never find it again. I have traversed too many dark nights in the lost hours since I last loved myself and for this final hour I will stand and remember what it means to be human in the end.

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And In Leaving

Silence descends and not for the first time I wonder if it is a noun in and of itself or if it is merely the absence of sound. And then I remember how long it has been since I last heard your voice echo off my walls, and I know that nothing that is empty can crush so completely.

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O Death

I begged, “why can’t I stay a little longer just to be by his side?”
The man with the gray face spoke without looking, “because no child should be taken before their parent.”

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The Boogeyman

When I was a child, my older brother would always try and scare me in the middle of the night by creaking the door on the wardrobe and whisper in my ear “Boogeyman Boogeyman”. I used to hate him for that, but now I would do anything to take those days back, because now I continue to hear that longing creak of the wardrobe knowing it’s not him, those slimy lips against my ears whispering “Boogeyman Boogeyman”.

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The Trade

I finally confided my 7-year old love for him adding that he must be my soulmate. Exasperated, he said that’s impossible since he’s sold his to the Devil 5 years ago.

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