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By Francis Jay
A short story about a pessimistic young man burdened with a tedious and depressing life who ends up struggling to survive a hostage situation with an insane psychopath who "just wants to talk".
To your right lies all that you wish to escape from. To your left lies the gateway to your dreams. Yet all you can do is watch the days go by, beautiful though they may be.
Hope, humanity, and life in general.
The words of a troubled mind, and the meaning of acknowledging it.
Miscellaneous | Updated Nov 20, 2013 | Reads: 12 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
The content of the story could be perceived as shocking, that is not the intent behind writing it. It is written only as a philosophical quandary.
Short Story | Updated Nov 8, 2013 | Reads: 41 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
When a boy goes to visit his father in prison, he passes the time while waiting for his father to be brought from isolation by talking to an inmate who claims to be something that is beyond reckoning.
By Adrian Cesar
I try to find the right words to describe this feeling of sadness in my life. From time to time I am able to find those words that describes my melancholy and my existeexistential angst.
Poetry | Updated Oct 5, 2013 | Reads: 7 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
When a screenplay writer's career begins to fall along with the rest of his life, he begins to spiral in depression. What does one do when everything they love starts to leave?
Short Story | Updated Sep 18, 2013 | Reads: 11 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
It is my debut English novel based on existentialism. Salil loves a shadow which transforms into many characters to reveal the secrets of life. Aalya, his neighbor, is doing research in English literature. Her guide Seema is a childless lesbian. Paul, husband of Seema, is a drama director. I am...
By Roman K Banjo
It was a dark and stormy night. A lone hitman goes on what he thinks is his final job. Unfortunately the storm is never-ending. What was supposed to be a simple payday spirals into the absurd. Now the hitman and an odd cast of characters must unravel the mysteries of the mystical MacGuffin, The...
From the Apexaphorisms & epigrams
By Babak Davodian
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Cover concept: Babak Davodian & Ryan Fleming
Cover design: Ryan Fleming
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By Vashti Puls
This is a stream of consciousness novel written after I felt betrayed and abandoned by someone whom I trusted and love very much.
I was having this sort of existential crisis at half past midnight, and I was ranting off to a friend who just wanted to watch Glee. Poor guy. So anyway, I decided to write a short story about it; however, after the first few lines, this all just came out of my mind. I didn't even realize I...
Two troughs of mahogany - the same, yet different - bookend a journey. An adventure in the country where nothing really happens, but the traveler isn't quite the same afterwards.
After all, the journey's the destination, and you'll find something, whichever path you take.
By Jackson Fife
I dated a model who had problems with eating and 'fitting in'.
This was written as a lighthouse.
A young teenager's angst and confusion.
Whether to continue in my current mentality of existentialism without faith or to embrace my sinful nature or to follow the 'path of god'.