9 most short and touching stories
1. Jane Orvis. "Window"
Since then, as Rita was brutally murdered, Carter is sitting at the window.
No TV, reading, correspondence. His life - that can be seen through the curtains.
He does not care who brings food, pays the bills, he does not leave the room.
His life - athletes running through, the change of seasons, the cars, the specter of Rita.
Carter does not understand that in a padded cell has no windows.
2. Larissa Kirkland. "The Proposal"
Starlight Night. The right time. Romantic dinner. Cozy Italian restaurant. Little black dress. Beautiful hair, bright eyes, a ripple of laughter. We have been together for two years. A wonderful time! True love, best friend, no one else. Champagne! I offer his hand and heart. On one knee. People look? Well, let! Beautiful diamond ring. Rosy cheeks, charming smile.
How not ?!
3. Charles Enright. "Ghost"
As soon as it happened, I rushed home to tell his wife the sad news. But it seems to me absolutely not listening. She did not notice me. She looked right through me, and poured himself a drink. I turn on the TV.
At this point, the phone rang. She walked over and picked up the phone.
I saw her face crumpled. She wept bitterly.
4. Andrew E. Hunt. "Thanks"
A blanket that he recently gave to a charity, comfortably embraced his shoulders, and shoes, which he now found in a trash can, absolutely tight.
Street lights so nicely warmed soul after all this darkness a cooling ...
Bending bench in the park seemed so familiar to his overworked old back.
"Thank you, God, - he thought - life is simply delicious!"
5. Brian Newell. "What does the devil"
Two boys stood and watched as Satan slowly goes away. The brilliance of his hypnotic eyes still nebula their heads.
- Look what he want from you?
- my soul. And from you?
- coins for the pay phone. He urgently had to call.
- Do you want to go eat?
- I want to, but I now have no money.
- Nothing wrong. I'm full.
6. Alan E. Meyer. "Bad luck,"
I was awakened by severe pain throughout the body. I opened my eyes and saw a nurse standing by my bed.
- Mr Fujimiya, - she said - You're lucky you managed to survive after the bombing of Hiroshima two days ago. But now you're in the hospital, you no longer are in no danger.
Almost a living from weakness, I asked:
- Where I am?
- In Nagasaki, - she said.
7. Jay Reap. "Destiny"
There was only one way out, because our lives are intertwined in a very tangled knot of anger and happiness, to solve all in some other way. We trust in the lot: an eagle - and we get married, tails - and we part forever. A coin was tossed. She clinked, spun and stopped. Eagle.
We stared at her in amazement.
Then, in unison, we said, 'Maybe one more time? "
8. Robert Tompkins. "In Search of Truth"
Finally, in this dull, secluded village of his search is over. The ramshackle hut by the fire sat truth.
He had never seen a more old and ugly woman.
- You - Really?
Old wrinkled hag nodded solemnly.
- Tell me what I have to tell the world? What message to convey?
The old woman spat into the fire and said,
- Tell them that I am young and beautiful!
9. August Salemi. "Modern medicine"
Dazzling headlights, deafening rattle, stabbing pain, absolute pain, and then a warm, inviting, clean blue light. John felt wonderfully happy, young, free, he moved toward the glowing radiance.
Pain and darkness slowly returned. John slowly and with difficulty opened swollen eyes. Bandages, some pipes, plaster. Both legs gone. Tearful wife.
- You saved, dear!