Existentialism stories, books, poems, and more

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Jack wakes up in a strange place with no way out. No help, no support, how he can get out of there? Read More
This poem, along with my poem Central Park, deals with the seedy side of New York City--and by extension nearly all large cities--and the angst, dehumanizing impact attendant to living in a large city with big city problems. They are by far my most negative poems and my most negative… Read More

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An exploration of how existentialism and theism may coexist. Read More
Comments and criticism are welcome. I share these poems, along with haikus not on booksie on twitter https://twitter.com/InconsistentAp2, or on Facebook at Inconsistent Apocalypse. I will be posting approximately once a month (on the first or second weekend) starting in March. Read More
Reflection of existence. Read More

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September 28, 2018

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This is a short story about a man who suddenly realizes that he's lost his name. It is an existential journey through the disconnect so many of us feel throughout our lives due to depression, grief, loss, trauma, or loneliness. Read More

Poem / Other

September 02, 2018

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Our human moments — a kaleidoscope of living emotion — under all that expectation, all that searching, all that discovery. Dreaming is as real as anything, when it makes you feel. Read More
A poem which blooms at a certain point in the life of every individual, Pure attempts to resolve an existential crisis begot by the society. It expresses feelings of intense confusion, which leads to exploration, and then discovery - a process in which the bearer of such fervent passion… Read More
After flying into an atmospheric phenomenon dubbed Section 6, a lone crewman finds that his situation may be more dire than he first realized, as physical ailments become the least of his worries. Read More

Essay / Other

April 16, 2018

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Short Story / Other

November 01, 2017

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A desperate musing into the futility of life and the contradiction of infinity. Read More

Poem / Other

September 28, 2017

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hope you enjoy, i don't really know what else to say Read More
This is, of course, a reference to Friedrich Nietzsche, who famously said: "Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." But this tale was inspired by the following people, as well: the existential philosophers (Sartre, Camus,… Read More

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"Excellent story! I like the combination of a narrating styles reminiscent of old film noir with the futuristic themes. And I love the whole meta..." Read More

help i cannot see the cables Read More

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The Kick-Butt Heroine House

What happens when a cute, small-town girl decides she's tired of being cute? A story of empowerment, love and loss with a few laughs along the way. [CONTENT WARNING] Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 12, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

This piece is based on the premise of clinical depression taken to absurd lengths. It is known that depression involves lacking enjoyment of regular things and in this piece the protagonist succumbs to this entirely. Read More
The first book in a series, How it goes in my head is a collection of my poetry, short stories and ramblings. Story themes range from environmentalism, battling inner demons, scary stories, dreams and existentialism. I’ve always been drawn to fringe thoughts and, even as a teen, loved to explore… Read More
This is a poem about the vanities of life. Read More
First person narrative of a depressed man's experience with isolation and neglect Read More
The realization that the grass on either side is the same shade of green; however, we are all colorblind and oblivious. Read More
An overworked man asks his television, who's responsible for his own insanity. *Note: This short story has been revised and edited, ensuring less confusing in regards to the dialogue. Enjoy! Read More
I have espoused an existential nihilist explication of the self. Read More

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Like in the children's paper and pen game of the same name, the main character takes incremental steps towards hanging a man, though here it's his own self induced destruction which is at stake. (plot twists come free but the broken fourth wall is non-refundable) OCCASIONAL STRONG LANGUAGE [3300ish words] Read More
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