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You Aren't a Good Child
Poem by Spyro
I am sick of having expectations and the need for approval
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A heck of an angel
Story by Roosie131
This is telling A TRUE STORY THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO ME!
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Victem
Story by Zothar
The "great" American Dream.
15+
I Can Stay With You No Longer
I thought living with you would be better... But I'm better off where I was.
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I'm Sorry
Poem by deadgirl2004
a poem about how im sorry

Most Favorited Sad Short Stories

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Hospital Windows
Story by Author Unknown
And every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
12+
Last Words
Story by RLMaring
A story of a girl's last words to her mom
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How Could You?
Story by Co1dnight
A short story that shows how unconditional a dog's love is. You're likely to cry after reading this.
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Wings
Poem by kkhause
A suicide note of hopelessness and pain...
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Depression
Story by Author Unknown
My personal experience with depression. Touches on what I've gone through and how lucky I am to be where I am today.

Top Sad Short Stories

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Wings
Poem by kkhause
A suicide note of hopelessness and pain...
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You
I let someone into my life. And they kinda sorta broke me a little bit.
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Accident or Suicide
Poem by From_Me
A poem about the pain of a torn mental state caused by inner demons and thoughts of suicide.
12+
Depression
Story by Author Unknown
My personal experience with depression. Touches on what I've gone through and how lucky I am to be where I am today.
15+
November 21st at 6:58am
Story by 🌸Fate
He opened his eyes again looking dull as ever. Time just keep repeating.

Most Viewed Sad Short Stories

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Last Words
Story by RLMaring
A story of a girl's last words to her mom
PG
Hospital Windows
Story by Author Unknown
And every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
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A Tear to the Eye
Story by Author Unknown
Barbara was driving her six-year-old son, Benjamin, to his piano lesson when something bad happened....
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Depression
Story by Author Unknown
My personal experience with depression. Touches on what I've gone through and how lucky I am to be where I am today.
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DREAMS ARE COUNTERFEIT COINS
Story by mazharabro
A Short Story from Sindhi Literature Author: Mazhar Abro Translated by: Hafeez Darban.

Latest Sad Short Stories

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That Was Then, This Is Now
To Hong Kong, may there be a bright future ahead...
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Dear Daddy,
Story by melissak
A daughter writes to her father. Knowing he never receives it.
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People Like Me
Story by UnknownMisery
Too nice, too forgiving, well, this is a perfect story to read!
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The Friend That Didn't Stay
Poem by coolbeans88
A kind of long poem based on what has happened/been happening to me over the past few weeks.
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Blinded by Self-Insecurities
Musing by UnknownMisery
Have you ever felt like you weren't satisfied with yourself? Well you're are not alone.
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"LET IT BE "
“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are just better at hiding it than others.”
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Silence
Poem by Sealunicorn11
Just something I was thinking about the other day when I realized how speaking up can truly be a challenge.
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One More Time
Poem by Lawrencia
A short poem about lost love who is missed big time ~problem with getting attached to someone is when they leave you feel just lost~
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THE DARK SIDE
Story by Riazali11
This is a short story about Jack who's 15 years old and has mental health problems from bullying.
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Life
Poem by SamZ
Suicide note from a teen to her parents.
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29
Story by SamZ
For my cousin sister, passed away on March 18
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The Lonely Swan (#3) .... Together Alone
Story by Amber Leaghes
In a world where brutality rules, a young girl walks the lands in order to fulfill a promise she made to those she loved and lost.
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Where Did She Go?
Story by Ivy
Changing of a young daughter into a woman you don’t feel you know.
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It Hits Me Again , That Cruel Pain
Poem by HudaFatima
You have not known pain unless you have cried like there’s no moon and sun. Like it’s never gonna be morrow again.
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Your Feeling ♡
Poem by AngNaive97
The secrets that you kept deep down in you heart ~
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UNWORTHY
Story by Michael Crawley
A mother and her young son with Downsyndrome face the horrific cruelty of the Nazis at the dawning of the Holocaust.
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May You Always Find Your Way Home…
In times like this, will you choose your friends and families...or yourself?
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I Have to Believe
R.I.P. I’ll never forget you and I pray you’re in a better place.
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MR. KING
Story by Michael Crawley
A businesswoman encounters a man who is homeless, and tragically she makes a mistake she'll regret for the rest of her life.
PG
A Cat
Story by Myrawiles
A short sad story about a Black cat.
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Do You Love Yourself?
Story by Ivy
A question about how you feel about yourself and the cause of those feelings
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Sorry
Story by Rishi Goel
This story is for an english assignment, grade 11. I wrote this to try to avoid cliches and the normal narrative structure. It's a suicide not based around the reasoning why a person killed themselves
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Tell Me
Poem by mokymoky
The sun is no longer shining.
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The Lonely Swan (#2) .... Alone and Forsaken
Story by Amber Leaghes
A lonely young girl, having lost all she ever loved, runs for her life in the hope of fulfilling a promise she made ...
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Beyond
Musing by Zer0
Nothing matters....at all.
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Behind The Hospital Walls
To those who's mom/ guardian who has been in and out the hospital.
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February 21, 2019
Story by MarieWrites
This is my shot at a vignette.
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The Us That Died
Story by sky_wolf19
“Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” by Ranata Suzuki
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Her
Story by PandaPegasus05
Depressing story warning
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My Thoughts
Story by PandaPegasus05
Please don't read if you don't like sad and/or depressing stories.
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Waiting
Will it be soon or do we have to wait?
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Where?
Poem by melissak
Where is it all?
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Pea Ah Noh
Once beloved, now slipping away from peoples' minds.
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I Am Sinking in a Bottomless Pit of Darkness
Musing by Feminist123
Something inside of me seems to have given up. My soul is tired.
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The Lorax
Musing by Oxygen
Behind this children's story, there was a dark hidden message. Was he trying to warn us? Did he predict we would act and be like this?
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Want to Feel the Warmth
A teenage girl who wants to feel love by someone special , who isn't a prick
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Rise
Story by Zer0
I will rise above you,  Far above, And make you pay.
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What Are We Gonna Do?
Poem by Oxygen
Poem about humanity. May seem confusing or random.
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How I Wish I Was Killed in The Car Accident
Story by AmourAk
Every feelings you have when you were in the greatest pain and there was no one left with you
PG
The Lost Island
My dream or nightmare
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved
I’m sorry, I really am
PG
The Tale of All Things
Must I be forgotten?
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Offline Connection
Please do not underestimate the mind and power of anyone, even if they are 5 times younger than you.
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Let Me Go
All I want is for everyone to let me go
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A Single Tear
A poem about how painful tears can be, even if they are not yours.
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A Freaking Love Story
i cant be to only one to write about love, right?
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The Burden Part 2
Story by melissak
Real addictions affect everyone around
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Dear Depression
Story by flores_alvarez
A letter addressed to my depression
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Box Full of Kisses
Love is the most precious gift in the world.
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You Aren't a Good Child
Poem by Spyro
I am sick of having expectations and the need for approval