Existentialism stories, books, poems, and more

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The Science Fiction House

READER COMMENT: "Excellent story! I like the combination of a narrating styles reminiscent of old film noir with the futuristic themes. And I love the whole metaphor of "abyss", of spiritual emptiness, which gradually takes over people's minds and souls in the shape of virtual reality. This is high quality… Read More

Short Story / Other

July 25, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

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

Reads: 47

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The Booksie Classic House

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The Booksie Classic House

Set in a dystopian future, a dirty bomb at the headwaters of the Truckee River flood and render the city of Reno, Nevada unlivable. A generation after the disaster, a part of the mostly-abandoned Reno is converted by the totalitarian government of Continental America into a gulag for political prisoners… Read More
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

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The Booksie Classic House

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
Was it all worth it? Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

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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The Booksie Classic House

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
This is the soft release of my brand new novel DEATH INC. This teaser has the first two chapters & Bonus Material that I have put together just for this soft release, such as a description of the entire first part of the novel, and a some other cool stuff.… Read More
The Meditations of Pilipo--the Existentialist is a novella about a man called Pilipo who turned out to be a terrorist. It details his thoughts, actions and life through the eyes of his former best friend, Godiah. The novel captures Pilipo's philosophy on religion and life which are heavily influenced by… Read More
From Christmas of 2011 to the end of 2014 I wrote in a journal. I included original poetry, theories about the world, spiritual revelations, and personal experiences that I learned a lesson or two from. In the pages I lay out my soul and have a lot of pride in… Read More
Here's a rudimentary attempt at creating a convincing character - following Mira, an androgynous, reticent, and intelligent women of 25, in a state of befuddling melancholy. Anyway, leave a comment, advice, your opinion - cheers! Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 07, 2015

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The Booksie Classic House

A closer look at modern life through the eyes of an everyday city-dweller. Read More
All day you fight, then cry your eyes out, on a foggy winter night. You drench your soul, it feels catches the cold. While you say to self,everything is alright,it is alright. Read More
Anthony Wernicke, known by everyone around him as a victim to the pressures of his existence, lives alone in an isolated society with his older, psychologically damaged brother. He struggles with the pressure of daily life and tries to find a silver lining until he is framed, and everything changes… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

While riding a train, an unnamed hitman reflects on existence and his last six jobs. Read More
Benzo's and Cannabis. Does the ego exist? What was the voice? Read More
An existential story of a man at the heart of a war who realizes life and death is just a game that can be played for a quarter to some. Read More
Robin and Teresa are in a quest to know about life. To be true to their work, they need to know what they write. But that is easier said than done. How much pain makes a writer? Read More
The Universe doesn't reward you for trying. The Universe doesn't reward you for being morally good. The Universe doesn't care about you. The Universe doesn't care how hard you run up the stairs. The Universe doesn't care what your intentions were, or that it was an accident. My cousin was… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

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". Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

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. Read More
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