Saddest Two-Sentence Story?

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  1. Matholameu

    Matholameu New Member

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    The wounded, primal sound of a man's guttural screaming over the loss of his child rips the breath from my lungs and confounds my optimist's mind.
    It's only when the screaming stops and I catch my breath. that I realize the man screaming is me.
     
  2. NoItsBecky

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    They look so peaceful, like they could just be asleep. The only thing that proves otherwise is the empty pill bottle and the note written in their messy scrawl.
     
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  3. jlady

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    With one last tiny meow, his only reason for living is quickly fading. I don't know if my heart can take it??
     
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  4. archer88i

    archer88i Banned Contributor

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    Why did the chicken cross the road?

    To get to the other side.
     
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  5. Odile_Blud

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    There once was a barnacle that was so ugly everyone died. The end.
     
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  6. GrahamLewis

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    I thought they said the red wire. If I had another chance I'd listen more carefully.
     
  7. archer88i

    archer88i Banned Contributor

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    I like that one, but that may be because--given its first person perspective--it comes across as a rather humorous lament. Like the kind of thing you'd expect as indirect discourse by Wile E. Coyote after another in a long series of mishaps.
     
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  8. Aaron Smith

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    My uncle bought me dresses.

    I paid with soft caresses.
     
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    Rose glazed at her reflection when a prince came to her side, kneeled, asked, and she said yes. When he vanished Rose sighed and thought, if only I had said yes to him, not to my reflection.
     
  10. GrahamLewis

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    If we're offering edits, I'd suggest shorter and more active: "Her things were gone but her ring sat on the table. The air still smelled of her perfume."

    IMHO.
     
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  12. orangefire

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    (Loosely related to a short story I wrote.)

    Many humans have devoted their lives to achieving immortality. They do not yet realize the worst feeling in the world; knowing everything you touch will soon die.
     
  13. Arcadeus

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    My father was a firefighter raising 6 kids and supporting his wife through her growing depression. My father was working on 9/11.
     
  14. I.A. By the Barn

    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    He had to ride a train to Birmingham, it was the very last step to meet his lover. But alas, he has no money to his name.

    (true story, story of me XD)
     
  15. W.D.Wallace

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    Jason's daughter lay in the hospital bed after months of being sick. He held her hand and kissed it gently as he watch her soul leave the plain.
     
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