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Him
Your first love will forever be in your thoughts
PG
Currents
Story by fred1504
A group of children stranded on an off shore island after their parents die in a rowboat.
All Audiences
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Scars....
A very short poem about self mutilation
All Audiences
Life?
Not really a story more just emotions pieced together...

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.
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Last Words
Story by RLMaring
A story of a girl's last words to her mom
All Audiences
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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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.
PG
All the Time in the World . . .
Story by Author Unknown

Top Sad Short Stories

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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.
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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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Wings
Poem by kkhause
A suicide note of hopelessness and pain...
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Reflection
Poem by Lost
Sitting in this tree thinking how messed up my life actually is.
All Audiences
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....

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.
All Audiences
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....
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.
All Audiences
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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Die.
Musing by Lost
Today's society is broken in my opinion. So i worte this poem to try to express this. Im broken. You're broken. We are all broken. Society is broken.
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The Cool Horn Player
Story by Catocribbin
An old jazz trumpiter get’s a chance to do that one last performance.
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17:48 I'm Home
Story by MissLove
A story of a teenage girl who has make it to the ends
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Creating the Perfect Garden
Story by dpenrose
James and Tammi are opposites who have drifted apart, so James is relieved when Tammi disappears, and he is able to focus on his garden.
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That Little Knife
Story by Mrald
The world we live in us one where you can "#prayfor" someone or prepare yourself and not let the same happen to you.
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Love in Tears
Poem by Falling_Starr
This is a poem for someone ( not saying who because they know who they are) who messaged me about my first one. I thank you for that, it really made me feel great inside!
All Audiences
Dreams Don't Come True
Story by Jailbreaker01
Have you ever dreamed of something beautiful, but had to wake up and face reality?
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Let Me Out
Sometimes we feel trapped, and sometimes we feel as though there is only one way out. Poem.
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Wilfred
Story by jack75
A story about remembering.
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Stop!
Poem by justme
She just wanted the pain to end.
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The End
Poem by justme
Broken and waiting for an end Tired of containing the fire within The End, the end, the end is near The end, the end, the end should you fear
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Battle Broken
Poem by Forever_Noone
This Poem is about a warrior walking though his friends and enemy's
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A Man's Purpose
Story by Marsh76
An old man meets a new friend at the end of his long life.
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My Thief
Story by Black_Night
A friendship can be powerful, maybe too powerful to die for the other.
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Just a moment away
Story by Henrypurcell77
This story concerns the disappearance of the Reverend Timothy Newby and his friendship with an Italian and a medium.
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“It Is Not Fear”
Poem by angg_253
A short poem about war.
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An Angel's Note
Story by Hokay21
A girl commits suicide and leaves people notes about how they had something to do with it.
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Everything
Am I really different? Or did you build me up...
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Buried
Story by Broken
"This is how I want to be buried!" I say happy as ever as I pull the gun from behind my back.
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Nothing
Story by Broken
I'm sitting here in a hospital bed with not a single flower or balloon or cheap stuffed bear in sight.
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Murderer
Poem by Broken
I killed the girl.
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Cold
Story by MrGibus
It's another midget of a story, pulled from my document. It's about a slow, gradual death.
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Never to Wake
Story by MrGibus
It's a single paragraph short story... I pretty much copy pasted it from a google doc of short stories I wrote in my spare time (Although I improve it.)... forty five of them if I'm not mistaken.
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Angels Can Fly
Story by Bree Claire
All she sees is him, but only in her head because he's gone and all she's got left is her imagination.
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Samson
Story by Henrypurcell77
The story follows a musician from his days in pre-war Warsaw to an old people's home in St. Albans
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The One That Got Away
Story by LoneNlonliness
He who loves will suffer from the lose of what once was.
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It's Not Murder
Poem by Dxvn5
"It's not murder, Unless they wanted to die"...
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The Apology
Story by Sachin Varghese
Jack has something he wants to tell his father.
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The Artist
Story by Sachin Varghese
An artist works on his latest piece.. but what is it really worth?
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Thesis Of The Egg
Based on a true story, a really typical event on the night of March 23 would lead for this story to be created.
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Death's Library
Story by Charlemagne
What if your entire life was written as a book and stored with the rest of Death's collection?
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My "Almost" Relationship
Story by Idontknow2
I guess I got attached too soon? Or maybe this part of life isn't the right time... whatever it is I hope that we find our way back to each other.
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Drown It Out
Story by NobodyImportant
He turned the music up louder, trying to drown out the painful sobs of his mother.
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Just Another Day
Story by ThisIsEmily
This is a typical day for Emily. Except for the fact that her dad got her a new diary. Add that to the list. (Eat, school, homework, soccer, text, write, sleep). Welcome to the life of Emily!
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Weight of One's Choice
The rest of your life, without the love of your life.
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The True Glory
Inner conflict in a mind gone awry needs a solution. But, is it worth what is about to follow?
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Age 8
Story by Aoife
This is the past and present of a small girl with a broken past, each story is just a fragment of her broken memory.
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Age 5
Story by Aoife
This is the past and present of a small girl with a broken past, each story is just a fragment of her broken memory.
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Why Me? - Part 2 - "The Office"
Story by Aspen-Faye
Tracey now goes to the law firms office to sort out paper work and stuff.
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The Real Me
I've been hiding the real me for a while now and I don't want to anymore
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Daddy Is Coming Home
Story by Alexandracastro
This is a small sad story about a young girl who lost her father in the army
All Audiences
We Drown Though Saved
Poem by PoeticT
Wrote on the depiction of depression and sadness
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There Will Be No Miracles
After losing hope, one must be honest about their situation.
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I'm a Forgotten Picture Frame
Story by PoeticT
I hope I'm not this alone when I'm older
PG
Run
Story by Aspen-Faye
It was another day in the woods and the prey pile for the pack had decreased tremendously....
PG
I'm Afraid
Poem by actingmadison
A description of my life and my fears currently. I have been bullied for a long time so, enjoy!
All Audiences
Life Changing
Story by Kevin Am
She never thought that something like this would ever happen to her
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Who Would Know?
Poem about my current struggle with depression.
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You
I let someone into my life. And they kinda sorta broke me a little bit.
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Just Leave Me
Poem about breaking off a relationship. Kinda sorta.