Stories tagged suicide

Kamikaze Birdsongs

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Twisting and twirling, nearing velocity terminal, the wishbones in their chests rise and fall with the cadence of different bird songs calling. As they whistle down each is distinctively screaming.

That Dark Spot

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A week ago, Lina had felt a pain crack over her right eyebrow. It was there every day, creeping from her ear to the middle of her forehead.

The Cutting Edge

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Lithium will kill you, though not very nicely...

The Man Who Lives In My Shower

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There is a man who lives in my shower. He was here when I moved into my apartment three months ago, so I didn’t have much choice in the matter.


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She was the fifth jumper in as many years, anonymous, shabbily dressed, shredded by the oncoming subway train. She had waited for the 9:23 express, the train that blasts through without slowing.

Elegy on a country rooftop

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Willa knows why Jimmy reached for the thirty ought six Chambered a round With three more clinking in his pants pocket And took to the roof


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He does not read what he’s giving them permission to do to him, just signs the release.

Cory's Carousel

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There was an ownership about the makeshift carnival. There was a therapy there.


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How could you run from me now? The loneliest child in the house

Black Hole of Beauty

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Surrounded by a stressfull sense of trying to understand the human condition. The flawed characters in the story speak of past violence and conflict. It is about a boy who is dealing with a recent suicide attempt on his own life & the regrets that come wi


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It was the coward's way out, to commit suicide. And yet, one had to be brave to attempt it.


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And, if you look real close, you see there’s a bullet hole next to his left ear. A stray one went past his head and straight through Santa’s heart.

Opening Chapter from Mother's Beach

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He would be visible floating in the liquid nitrogen in the Plexiglas chamber, but the mechanisms for his maintenance would be silent. The building's electricity supplied power, but in the event of a power loss, an emergency generator would take over.


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Gone Heather, with her hands in her hair, silent for help, over-involved now scared.

The Year Michael Got His Own Page in the Yearbook

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You can use your shoelaces or an Ace bandage. Loop a belt around your neck and toss the loose end over a shower curtain or closet pole. Pull. Try to lift yourself off the ground.