Bleak stories, books, poems, and more

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Comments: 7

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Although fiction, there are many families in this exact position. Read More

Featured Review by Sue Harris

"This is a heart rending read, Hully, and yes, although we've now entered 2020, the continued plight of families such as this one is undiminished..." Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 11, 2018

Reads: 246

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

This poem pertains to anyone who has a hard time overcoming their bad habits. Even more so, it is associated to anyone who feel as though their bad habits effects those around them. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading! Read More

Featured Review by Kevin Michael Smith

"I have made a few comments throughout. The word play in the poem is luscious and the story is strong. Everyone who is human can relate to this...." Read More

Poem / Other

June 06, 2018

Reads: 85

Comments: 6

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: depression, bleak

Iris Blue, a tale about our bleak future with uncertain outcomes. The main protagonist, Anns, is about to face something never experienced before, a contact no one could have foreseen coming that will shape the evolution of the species and the space-time continuum in itself to a degree that will… Read More
A brief discussion about the facts concerning banning High Capacity Magazines and Assault look alike weapons and the results of doing so. Read More

Reads: 294

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

accord star friendship star love star reconciliation star truce star unity star amity star armistice star cessation star conciliation star concord star neutrality star order star pacification star pacifism star treaty star Read More
With the economy crumbling, pollution growing out-of-hand, and starvation threatening the overcrowded streets, this bleak vision of Earth's near future sums up everything today will soon become... Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 11, 2013

Reads: 253

Comments: 8

The Booksie Classic House

Stars really are quite far away, and while trying to reach for them, you may just lose all hope. Read More
One line just came to me and I tried to write something around it- did it quite late at night, hope it's alright! Read More
When 2 boys play the ultimate video game, it become the ultimate video game experience! With so much action, adventure, romance, and drama that even the determined Blaze is willing to give up on this. Then, the fate of the world is at stake... This might get crazy. Read More

Tags: game, bleak, video, blaze

If you've lived a hard life, and you've seen it all, you'd understand why Shaine is the way she is. Facing trauma, and robbed of her innocent mind at a young age. Relying on strangers her entire life, and then coming to the realization she is a stranger to herself.… Read More

Book / True Confessions

April 18, 2013

Reads: 519

Comments: 10

The Booksie Classic House

'you never know how strong you are until being strong is the ONLY option you have left.' sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering & doubting. Have confidence that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, just how its meant to be. This is perhaps the only truth… Read More

Poem / Poetry

March 01, 2013

Reads: 275

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Written on a rainy day in Wales Read More
What does a man do when he loses everything in the wake of the end of the world? Ask Clive, a former London banker who now roams the city's empty streets and barren dunes Read More
A very brief introduction to my newest project Read More
I wrote this so that I may show love to those that have not experienced it. Read More

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Comments: 7

The Booksie Classic House

diaries for a dying girl with a bleak heart < no need to explain this > Read More

Tags: life, pain, lost, black, cry, bleak

This is a poem i was inspired to write while learning about sonnets in literature class, though the only aspect of it that is sonnet like is the rhyme scheme. Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 16, 2011

Reads: 268

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Fall and winter is like the process of dying. But spring and summer always follows. That't the good news Read More
Impossible to define - a deep and involving piece of literature that a genre does not do justice for. This is my chance at the big time, I've been working on it for a long time, and think I stand good chances for publication by big printing company! Watch those… Read More
When a person is traped in a state that never changes do they remain? Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 29, 2010

Reads: 277

Comments: 11

The Booksie Classic House

Speaks for itself. I thought this would be a good one to bring in the new year. Happy new year everyone. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 22, 2010

Reads: 232

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I do not usually like to deal with dark stuff just for the sake of it. I tend to think it's become overly trite to do so, but this was part of an album's lyrical content, and I liked it-so why shouldn't I post it? It deals with evil, sin,… Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 13, 2010

Reads: 413

Comments: 20

The Booksie Classic House

For my mother, who has been taken into an asylum. P.S I am completely aware 'callen' is not a word. Thank-you. Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

July 15, 2010

Reads: 184

Comments: 1

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Song about depression, would suit black/doom metal. Sort of like Ramesses/Lazarus Blackstar style doom or Dragged Into Sunlight styled black metal. Read More

Reads: 202

Comments: 5

The Booksie Classic House

We all feel a little lonely sometimes. Read More

Reads: 393

Comments: 9

The Booksie Classic House

On the topic of child abuse. I hope somebody somewhere gets something out of this. Statistics show a number of abused children grow up to become abusers themselves. It's a vicious cycle that needs something or someone to help it end. Read More
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