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Sad Short Story Essays

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    Get an outline. List the events of the story, and figure out the plot line. It's best to know what you're writing about so you won't have to worry about it when you're trying to form the words. As your character goes through the bad events, come up with detailed images in your head. Using your creativity, form words to go along with that image.

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    Wait for a day when there is heavy rain. Once the raindrops start hitting the streets, go outside and walk around. This way, you'll achieve a sense of seriousness, a dramatic feeling, or inspiration.
    • If you would prefer not to get wet, carry an umbrella with you.
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    Read some dark literature. Sometimes, seeing how other authors wrote their stories may help you write yours. Don't be afraid to try out their writing style, but make sure you aren't plagiarizing.

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    Get a feel going. Play a very sad or depressing song. Often, music will unlock a feeling inside of you that cannot be brought out in any other way. You could also construct a playlist of depressing, sad songs so that you have a continuous loop of them playing.

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    Write in a place where you're all by yourself. Distractions often can divert your attention from writing the story. A loud, noisy environment where you cannot concentrate makes it harder for the words to come out, and you'll only end up with frustration. A quiet room is what you'll need in order to properly think.

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    Try to get the feel of what you're writing about. If your main character is a patient with terminal cancer, then go visit someone who has terminal cancer. If you can't find one, go online and look up some journals.

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    Dim the lights when you write. You don't want any light to blind your sight into the words of your mind. This will also create a dark atmosphere in which you'll truly feel depressed.

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    Write as if you're taking all the sadness, desires, hate, frustration, and hurt in you and turning them into words. This can be immensely cathartic. Use a thesaurus if necessary in order to come up with heart-touching words.

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    Use good punctuation. Full stops at the end of sentences. If you're not sure about the commas, have someone with the eye of an eagle and the heart of a grammar Nazi look it over for you. Don't overuse ellipses.

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    If you are taking in all the sadness of the world, you will be mocked beyond your comprehension. This act takes over your life. If you really want to save the world, of give the world resources to do such, ignore the world's mockery and resentment and write to the best of your ability.

  • This page is dedicated to sad stories of different kinds. It could be a sad story of love, loss, death etc. if you are feeling sad or pain start writing your own sad stories with us and share that with the world. Because in the end, only by sharing will we be able to live with pain and sadness. If you need advice to get through your sadness, just share your story with us and watch for yourself that how many people there are to give you a helping hand.

    I Wish...


    11 Dec, 2011 07:28 PM

    Jami's Diary 8th Grade Year I wish I wish I could tell her how I feel. Today I saw the most beautiful girl in the whole 8th grade class ,and the world. Jenny was her name, when i asked she spoke like an angel. I wish I could tell her how I feel... 12th Grade Year (Prom) I wish I wish I could tell her how I feel. Me and Jenny talked today. She really loves her boyfriend. They broke up and I had to comfort her after prom. She told me i was the best friend on the planet. I wish I could tell her how I feel... College Sophomore Year I wish I wish I could tell her how I feel. Jenny has grown even more beautiful if that's even possible. I saw her at a party with Derek. My heart sank, she was happy as ever. We... [Read More]

    Tags: Love, Missing, Death, Heartbroken
    Votes: 410


    Depression changes everything II

    Jay Hughes

    17 Feb, 2018 05:21 PM

    I have named this true story and experience after a story that inspired me on this very website. I’m going through a bad stage now with my current girlfriend of 8 years. 8 years is a long time and we have so much going for us. We have just recently bought a house together. Just before Christmas. Our first Christmas in our new house. Everything was going so well. She was so happy and excited for what our future held. But this time last week she all of a sudden hit a depression... Her grandad is in hospital, and sadly may not be with us much longer. She has already admitted that this is what started her depression but why shut me out? I should be the one person she can talk to, about anything. Instead, all she seems to have is hate and anger towards me whenever I try... [Read More]

    Tags: Depression, Love, Loss, Heartbreak
    Votes: 2




    08 Feb, 2018 04:01 AM

    This year was suppose to be a fresh start well things turned for the worst,here's my story. January 21st,it was a normal day,my mom had took my grandma to the store and to get food I was at the house watching the kids my mom came back sat down on the bed and we were talking,she then tells me she's tired and goes to lay down well that was the last time she was alive, she had cardiac arrest and was in a coma for about a month and survived off of life support for a week. She died February 16th 2017 that's when my life fell apart. April to about June I was homeless with my best friend and my ex boyfriend, he told me he would take care of me and that everything was going to be okay me and my friend slept at a park and I... [Read More]

    Tags: Sadness, Strong
    Votes: 0


    Deep depression

    John L.

    22 Jan, 2018 02:52 PM

    Since the last story I wrote I have went back into a state of depression. I have been here once before but this time is different. Instead of feeling sadness all the time I feel anger. I prefer to be alone but when i'm not I get mad and snap easily. I know what started it back up but I don't understand why I am so angry. Let me tell you everything that has happened recently. My step dad was caught cheating on my mom.. again. They finally split up and life was getting good. Then she started sneaking around with him and eventually told me she wanted to get back with him. I just turned 18 and this set me off. I left walking so I could calm down and not snap on her. She followed me in the truck and cussed me out telling me to get in.... [Read More]

    Tags: Depression, Help
    Votes: 8


    Monumental mistake

    Patrick J Haley

    19 Jan, 2018 10:05 PM

    TRUE LOVE EXISTS AND CAN BE VERY HARD TO FIND MORE THAN ONCE (A story of true love thrown away and the haunting life it caused me) Life goes by in a heartbeat, and decisions you make can haunt you for the rest of your life. This is the true story of how I found the love of my life, that God intended for me to be with the rest of my life, but my personal circumstances led me to make a decision that has haunted me my whole life. It’s my hope that someone might read this and keep from making the same mistake that I did. First let me tell you a bit about myself…I am now fifty eight years old, having grown up in a military family. For most of my childhood, I never lived in any one place more than about 6 months. We moved to... [Read More]

    Tags: Lost, Love
    Votes: 7


    A State Away

    John L.

    18 Jan, 2018 06:57 PM

    *This is not a true story but I hope you enjoy* Josh enjoyed talking to people online and never really had complications with it. He rarely ran into creeps that everyone seems to warn us about. Everyday at school he has a story to share about someone he met. It was his hobby and we didn't judge. One morning at school he was sitting quietly, not sad, depressed, or mad.. just quiet. I sat next to him and asked him if he had a new story to share. He looked at me and smiled. Josh told us he met a girl our age online and she was only a few hours away. Obviously we warned him she might be fake and be careful. A few months passed and she was all he talked about. No one new, just her. Her name was Vanessa and he had gotten some pictures from... [Read More]

    Tags: Kidnap, Torture, Extreme
    Votes: 0


    A story of a broken girl


    03 Jan, 2018 10:34 PM

    It started at a young age when she knew something was wrong with her. It was hard in the beginning the way he looked at her the way he touched her.Everything seemed to fade into black as she tasted the salty tears that fell from her eyes.She was scared at first that first time changed her. It's like living in a dark whole in your mind you don't want to be you anymore you want to hide in the tears that fall from your eyes you want to run but there's never a place to hide. So you sit there and fade into the eyes of the monster as he takes your screams as a invite to invaid your soul. Your cries go unheard your words go unspoken as you lay and watch every hope and dream go out the room. You look in the mirror at this broken girl... [Read More]

    Tags: Rape, Hate, Depression, Death, Sad, Self Harm, Blood
    Votes: 5


    Broken Dreams

    Wilhuff Tarkin

    20 Dec, 2017 08:27 AM

    On the new Petition by Henry Walsh. I was one of the first 40 signatures, I advertised this petition on all social media I could from Facebook to Gab and YouTube to Twitter. Etc. I was surprised that while of course fans are divided on the Disney take of star wars, never did I think I would have my life threatened over the franchise. Henry Walsh also has been threatened, that people would hack his email, that they would attack him. I have been told I would suffer if I kept going through with this petition and kept posting it. In 1977 George Lucas strived to make a movie that nobody wanted to be a part of, it was difficult and he was told to change it and put all his money and time into it. He created history and made a huge change to cinema everywhere and the future... [Read More]

    Tags: Sadness, Struggle, Story, Sad, Sad Story, Hate, Dreams, Dream, Love
    Votes: 2



    Abby Perket

    08 Dec, 2017 11:47 PM

    I smiled down at the small black box sitting on our kitchen counter. I picked it up, cradling it in my hands as I gently opened it, looking down at the shining silver and sparkling diamonds of Sara’s engagement ring. Still gazing down at it, I reached over to grab my phone. Pushing the on button, I scrolled through my apps until I came to my voicemail. I clicked on the 6th recording down and pressed play. I smiled softly as the light, happy sound of Sara’s voice came through the tiny speaker. “Landon…just a second...I’m just...hang on a moment.” There was the sound of a brief scuffle, some shuffling fabric, and a bit of heavy breathing, then Sara’s voice came back. “Sorry about that, I was trying to get my suitcase out of the trunk of the taxi. I just wanted to call you one more time before I’m... [Read More]

    Tags: Sad, Death, Memory
    Votes: 7


    My Love Story, Loved then Betrayed.

    GāliLeō Mōhanty

    06 Dec, 2017 09:36 PM

    Phase I: The story started at the year 2013 November. I was in 8th standard, Like every student I was having a dream. But tragedy knocks the door without any early notice. A girl of my junior batch was having a crush on me, she was so curious, unfamiliar that she used to write love letters to me, cute her hands, write letters with her blood and send me. All I could do was make her understand that this is attraction not love. But her friends and mine forced me to love her, we all know that at certain age we get scared of some freak tales, similarly I was scared. I thought if she kills herself then I'll be responsible for this, and eventually I accepted her proposal. I was in a forceful relationship, a commitment that I never wanted. Our relationship was fine, good and all fine for... [Read More]

    Tags: Heartbroken, True Story, Love
    Votes: 6