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Stranger Walking By
Story by mindful_ideas
Infatuating blindness
12+
The Great Of All Power
A brief tale of a great cities struggle against a rising power. A sorcerer seeks to rebuild the craft of man, which he deems to be imperfect.
PG
Trench War
Story by Skp
Drama that takes place in the middle of world war one, a sniper and his radio man.
All Audiences
Waiting for them
Story by resie
I cant wait till they get back

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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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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.
12+
Last Words
Story by RLMaring
A story of a girl's last words to her mom
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.
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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.

Top Sad Short Stories

18+
Wings
Poem by kkhause
A suicide note of hopelessness and pain...
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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.
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.
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

12+
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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THE DEADLY SECRET OF BURGH ISLAND
Story by Franc68
Jack Cauvain, an inspector from London is brought to this small island of Burgh Island to solve the mysterious murders at the East Shore Hotel.
12+
Freedom's Cry of Sorrow
Story by SeekerArcher
A sad story in the life of a soldier. Note: This is fiction
15+
The Clones and the Halves
Clones of me, programmed to be the perfect version of me everyone else wants.
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Melancholic Touch
Just a poem about my thoughts. Which is sad, by the way. Enjoy.
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Note to Self
Poem by WASP
This is a poem about depression and my fight with it as two selves: one who desperately wants to quit and one who still clings to life. This is a note to the latter.
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The Reflection
Story by JHACK14
A sad story about a family who lost their lives.
15+
An Evening Stroll
Story by Cferguson
The story is about a man that is haunted by his past and can’t seem to escape it.
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Epitaph on a Damp Grave
Story by Tristan
Dark clouds. Dark suits. Dark feelings. Drenched bodies. A soggy eulogy.
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Haunting Past
Story by JHACK14
A story about an old man with a sad past. It is not scary as the title suggests.
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A Man, Alone
Story by StephenG
A Japanese accountant travels to Thailand to take up a new job and is immediately confronted with his own destiny.
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The Window
Story by tree7332
Young teen changed a young boy's life with a few words.
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Resale Flat
Story by mysudip
A suspense story till last line....
18+
Hands Off
Story by rogerjeff
A man takes his wife to visit a family friend. She is a widow and also his lover. He hopes to discuss the relationships but it doesn't turn out as he hoped. They both attack him and he's abandoned.
12+
Closets Kill
Story by Lexx
Stay alive though, okay? I love you.
15+
Heartbeats in the Darkness
Story by Rich Powell
Stuck in a void of darkness, a heartbeat echoes out as I reflect on the past.
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I'll Remember You
Poem by daniela31140
I've lost an amazing friend in the beginning of my Middle School year. I wrote this poem in memory of her.
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BETRAYAL
Poem by billyyoutwo1
A poem of tragedy in life.
15+
Rage What Would You Do, Poem
Poem by alexander
an angry thought at everything today just because the world feels like it.
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The Night Watch
Story by eliotwilson
Insomnia and the writer's condition
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To Stop Time.
Story by Dxvn5
There are rare times in life when time feels like it comes to a stop. Where the world stops moving just for a second, just for you...
15+
Stop Checking.
Story by Dxvn5
Why are you checking your phone every five minutes or so? You know nobody’s messaged you and you tell yourself that every time you lift your phone up but you still check. You still hope.
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Banking On It
Story by Scriptorius
A banker and a group of homesteaders are at cross-purposes, with strange results.
15+
The Great Mephisto
Story by Patrick McHale
What happens when disgraced Financial Advisor Jason Pembury takes up hypnotherapy and is caught in a violent struggle over his past debts
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These Quiet Seconds of Still Nothingness
Story by Petal
february 17th 2018, a snap story
15+
Are You Proud Yet?
Story by sky_wolf19
*sneak peek* Sophia Hemsworth is a seventeen-year-old girl, with her mom gone and father out of the picture. How will she care for her siblings?
15+
Roses
Poem by sky_wolf19
"The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the color that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again." By Ram Charan
15+
Survival.
Story by Dxvn5
I shouldn't be here. I should be dead and yet, I'm here. I'm surviving.
15+
His Hand Over Her Body.
Story by Dxvn5
He had this power over her, like she was a prize he won at an arcade, she was his rag-doll.
12+
Coping Mechanisms.
Story by Dxvn5
We all cope differently, some find it easier than others.
PG
Your BRO, KEN.
Story by gerknee
Current mental state.
12+
1-866-277-3553 / the Job
A story about a person on the phone with a suicide prevention officer, however, it is flipped and told from the preventer's point of view.
15+
The Bridge
A poem talking about the bridge between life and death for someone attempting to commit suicide in a bathroom.
15+
Falling Slowly
A short poem about someone's slow fall into depression and death seen through an endless well.
15+
Hangman
A short poem about suicide and life decisions
15+
A Featherless Bird
Story by Poetic_Seppuku
A story about a call in between a person trying to commit suicide and the responder on the other side of the line with a very interesting twist.
12+
Broken Pieces
Story by SnappedAspens
Quick flashbacks of many people who endured WW2
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Jasmine
Story by Gaynor Jackson
What happened to Jasmine?
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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You Never Really Know
Story by anonymous101
Just a reality check.
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A Princess from Afghanistan
Before Sept.11 in the duration of Taliban in Afghanistan reading book by a girl was equal to very hard punishment. A few had a chance to escape and live in Iran but only one princess. Beside me!
12+
Blame Me
Story by sky_wolf19
"Sorry, but destiny doesn't exist in this world. It's all just ones' circumstances colliding with another's circumstances." By Rize Kamishiro
18+
A Perfect Gentleman
Story by Gaynor Jackson
A grieving father comes up with the perfect plan to win back his wife, but at what cost?
15+
I Won't Take the Blame
I won't take the blame for the decisions you are making now. Your life is controlled by you, not the memory of me.
12+
Farmer
Story by RumbleBee
An incoming thunderstorm brings back memories of a man's deceased wife.
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The End of the Road
Story by billyyoutwo1
A story of life and after.
12+
Scary Times
Story by Pj Croad
This is my story about a teenage boy who runs away from home and finds himself at risk when he meets dangerous characters. It contains themes of violence.
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Sadness at the Sunset
Story by ria18
Sadness at the sunset....
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BUYING TIME
Story by billyyoutwo1
Two small boys devise a plan to spend time with their dad.
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Wrong in Radford
Story by cobra91
A 1st person account of a student who stumbles upon something unexpected in his dormitory.
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Dedication to a Broken Heart
I know that you may never read this... But if will help you understand, then I hope that you do.