Existential stories, books, poems, and more

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First person narrative of a depressed man's experience with isolation and neglect Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 02, 2016

Reads: 65

Shelves: 2

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A short poem about monotony and tedium of what we are told is the perfect life. Read More
A poem about how we perceive time if we get lost in daily routines. Read More
This story is about a man deconstruction his past and evaluating his future in the last ten minutes of his childhood before he turns 18 and reaches adulthood. Read More

Tags: existential

Reads: 217

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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A being is suddenly manifested into existence with a fully formed mind equal to that of a grown human. This being has no idea what it means to exist and is lost in a universe with seemingly nothing inside it except this being and it's own mind. Read More
just a doohickey about extisential indentity crises. Read More

Tags: existential

Poem / Poetry

August 07, 2015

Reads: 180

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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A poem that questions why we are placed here. Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 06, 2015

Reads: 133

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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A poem about existence and memory. Read More

Reads: 122

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Ideas as I stare into the midnight sky. Read More

Reads: 245

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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First chapter excerpt from self-published novel, If Butterflies Could See. Meet Sophia: Shy yet precocious, charming though self-obsessed, privileged but sad, your otherwise typical nineteen-year-old Brown University student. About to start her second year of college, tragedy hits when her autistic brother falls seventy-two feet off a cliff to his… Read More
About humans departure from nature and perhaps intended designs of our species, and this poem also touches on some fundamentals of existential thought. Read More

Tags: existential

Short Story / Other

January 27, 2015

Reads: 193

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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A man and his thoughts Read More

Tags: existential

Short Story / Fantasy

January 11, 2015

Reads: 134

Shelves: 1

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A short surrealist story about three men occupying their respective worlds Read More
April 11th, 1954 was presumed to be the most boring day in human history. They're wrong. Read More
Random short pieces of poetry I came up with at 12:30 AM! Read More
I've just started writing this piece, it's an edited section that i'm looking for content feedback on. Absurdism, Existentialist journey... Read More

Reads: 129

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

a weird dream sequence that i had about a house in a boat and a mysterious girl? Read More

Short Story / Other

December 15, 2013

Reads: 204

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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A man loses his wife, which gives him insight into his own life. Read More

Book / Science Fiction

December 09, 2013

Reads: 576

Shelves: 1

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On a solitary mission to reunite with a long-lost love near a distant star, cosmonaut Mason Henaghan makes a sanity-shattering discovery about the supposed limitless of Space and is confronted with the startling truth behind the Cosmos Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 11, 2013

Reads: 98

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A desperate soul in search of the courage to confront another. It's just a brief glimpse from a very broad perspective. Read More
Marvin, a humble piece bread, aspires to be toasted. Read More
Existential meandering in an urban environment. Read More
A traveler wanders through life discovering the power of knowledge, getting deep into the world of thought. The more he reads and the more people he maintains discussions with, the wider his reality becomes, the more he feels he is approaching his peek. Basically, just tell me how appealing you… Read More

Book / Memoir

January 20, 2013

Reads: 113

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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This is a semi-autobiographical account of my turbulent twenties. Will be posting segments of chapters and other tidbits as I write them. Read More

Book / Fantasy

July 18, 2012

Reads: 688

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

In the Words of Good Living, the holy text by which Amian disciples live their lives, Owndiah promises each of his followers a peace that surpasseth all human understanding. And when Brine the disciple left his homeland and traveled to the desert monastery of Valley Rock to serve Owndiah and… Read More

Reads: 125

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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A man ponders the desertion of the people in his life when he needs them most. (approx. 900 words) Read More
This is a grimy piece of science fiction. Possibly still a word in progress. Read More
A short story about a young girl in a coffee shop who meets a skinny young boy with an existential crisis and a fondness for snow. As their conversation develops, the girl finds out how afraid the boy is of being forgotten, and his suspicions that somehow he is only… Read More
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