Stories tagged hope


16531653 views66 comments11 fav

Holly Hope had met Latest Girlfriend once and was pleased to see that the woman wore stylish dresses, even if the end results looked like Liz Claiborne had tried to clothe a cigarette machine.

The Humble Origins of The Milky Way (Boys)

1313 views88 comments22 favs

Lou's fat. I'm skinny. We're bums. Every Saturday night we perform a dance routine in the alley behind China Dynasty.

Pills In Your Book I Took

631631 views00 comments00 favs

If time prolonged, then I'll thank you when first off even God wasn’t enough nor family, friend, or lover too; as life tried boomeranging me—


10721072 views44 comments22 favs

Something was changing. We could sense it in the circling air. A loss of stillness - and we'd been still for so long.

Dudes Who Want To Be Her Boyfriend

10981098 views00 comments00 favs

She says he is not a real person. He says he doesn't understand. And that she should be with the dudes who want to be her boyfriend.

World Trade Center

868868 views66 comments11 fav

I can feel the souls of those who perished here They’re still here like old kites hanging in the sky tattered, but they won’t come down or can’t come down just yet because they haven’t fulfilled their unborn promises t

Recipe for the Broken

880880 views44 comments11 fav

This poem first appeared in “Walt’s Corner” of The Long Islander, founded by Walt Whitman in 1838.

Silent Season

10511051 views55 comments22 favs

we are tired, you and I.


14891489 views33 comments22 favs

We are the generation who tattoo our stories on our bodies, who pierce what appears impenetrable; we fly our scars like pennants.

Riposi in Pace.

13021302 views22 comments11 fav

It was too young to be love. We were 5, a buzz-cut me, and you, plated with babyteeth

An Angel at Christmas

782782 views00 comments00 favs

Call it what you may but misfortune, bad luck, disaster, adversity and trials of different calibers can hit us at any time.We are human. We experience the ups and downs of life everyday. Out of a job, lack of money, health insurance and other luxuries that some people…

The Making of Mermaids

16051605 views77 comments55 favs

You ran so quickly for a while no one could find you. Finally, you sent us a report. You had retreated to the sea, you had your legs stitched together, you became a mermaid and were applying to join the school.

The Trouble with Hope

166166 views33 comments33 favs

It's so fragile anything can kill it— one cold night, the smoking chimney too far off in the distance, another drought, everyone at the table either drunk or estranged; but like a fisted bud, it rides out even the deluge …

X, Chapter 4: The Median Happy Point

369369 views66 comments33 favs

“Now, touch the tree from here.” Alex looked at him, puzzled. Dad just motioned his eyes back to the tree, extended his own hand out into the air, and slowly moved his palm down, as if he was petting it.

A Thin Piece of Something

753753 views22 comments11 fav

Last week, Beatrice told Rick she doesn’t want to marry him because why should they need an antiquated religious ceremony to validate their love for each other? But really it is because she does not love him. They both know this, but only deeply. They do