The most touching stories, stories in the world. This collection consists of 8 of the shortest and at the same time touching stories in the world, the volume of which does not exceed 55 words.
Window (Jane Orvis)
Since Rita was brutally murdered, Carter has been sitting by the window.
No TV, reading, writing. His life is seen through the curtains.
He doesn't care who brings food, pays the bills, he doesn't leave the room.
His life - running athletes, changing seasons, passing cars, the ghost of Rita.
Carter doesn't realize that there are no windows in the padded wards.
Sentence (Larisa Kirkland)
Starlight Night. It's the right time. Romantic dinner. Cozy Italian restaurant. Little black dress. Luxurious hair, sparkling eyes, silvery laughter. Together for two years. A wonderful time! True love, best friend, nobody else. Champagne! I offer my hand and heart. On one knee. Are people watching? Well, let! Lovely diamond ring. A blush on the cheeks, a charming smile.
How, no ?!
Ghost (Charles Enright)
As soon as this happened, I hurried home to tell my wife the sad news. But she didn't seem to listen to me at all. She didn't notice me at all. She looked right through me and poured herself a drink. She turned on the TV.
At that moment, the phone rang. She walked over and picked up the phone.
I saw her face wrinkle. She wept bitterly.
Thanks (Andrew E. Hunt)
The woolen blanket that he was recently given from the charity found a comfortable hug around his shoulders, and the boots he found in the trash can today were absolutely stingy.
Street lights warmed the soul so pleasantly after all this cold darkness ...
The curving of the park bench seemed so familiar to his weary old back.
"Thank you, Lord, - he thought, - life is just amazing!"
What the Devil Wants (Brian Newell)
The two boys stood and watched Satan slowly walk away. The glint of his hypnotic eyes still fogged their heads.
- Listen, what did he want from you?
- My soul. And from you?
- A coin for a pay phone. He urgently needed to call.
- Do you want, let's go and eat?
- I want to, but now I have no money at all.
- Nothing wrong. I have a lot.
Bad luck (Alan E. Meyer)
I woke up with severe pain all over my body. I opened my eyes and saw a nurse standing by my bunk.
“Mister Fujima, ” she said, “you are lucky to have survived the bombing of Hiroshima two days ago. But now you are in the hospital, you are no longer in danger.
Slightly alive with weakness, I asked:
- Where I am?
“Nagasaki, ” she replied.
Fate (Jay Rip)
There was only one way out, for our lives were entwined in a knot of anger and bliss too tangled to solve it otherwise. Let us trust the lot: heads - and we will get married, tails - and we will part forever.
The coin was tossed. She clinked, spun, and stopped. Eagle.
We stared at her in disbelief.
Then, in one voice, we said: "Maybe one more time?"
Seeking the Truth (Robert Tompkins)
Finally, in this remote, secluded village, his search ended. In a dilapidated hut, Pravda was sitting by the fire.
He had never seen an older, uglier woman.
- Are you - Really?
The old, wrinkled hag nodded solemnly.
- Tell me, what should I tell the world? What message to convey?
The old woman spat into the fire and replied:
- Tell them that I am young and beautiful!
Modern Medicine (August Salemi)
Dazzling headlights, deafening grinding, piercing pain, absolute pain, then a warm, inviting, pure blue light. John felt amazingly happy, young, free, he moved towards the radiant radiance.
Pain and darkness slowly returned. John slowly, with difficulty, opened his puffy eyes. Bandages, some pipes, plaster. Both legs were gone. The tear-stained wife.
- You were saved, dear!