Sad Stories

Sad Stories. TaleTown.Org multimedia English short stories & retold tales on death, dying, tragedy or pain in life

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 04

    Saleh GesemRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 04

    Qasim gets to the treasure, but can he get it out?

    Stressed minds make mistakes. Mistakes can be fatal.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 05

    Gold Mohur Coin, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 1889Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 05

    With slave-girl Marjina, Alibaba plans full Islamic burial rites for Qasim, but how to avoid suspicion?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 07

    Funeral processionRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 07.

    Alibaba observes Qasim's full mourning rituals. But why wash a dead body if you bury or burn it anyway?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 10

    A farmer's pride

    Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 10

    Another bandit marks Alibaba’s house but Marjina is vigilant.

    Rosh discusses Dozakh, Jannat, Life, death...

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 18

    Steely gazeRetold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 18

    Alibaba went to the Hammam completely unaware of the silent executioner working stealthily in his house.

     

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 19

    Sekapan Piit Feet, Sarawak, Borneo"What should be done now?" he mused aloud, wondering how to manage their immediate mess.

    "We must bury these corpses quietly and quickly," Marjina proposed pragmatically.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 20

    Spooky MoonHis senses had been fogged by shock and confusion, and he had lain in his lair hungry and mentally shattered.

    As the day progressed, the fog surrounding his brain slowly cleared. It was replaced by pain.

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 24

    Photographers expand horizons in 2010 Army Digital Photography Contest 110311"Subhaan Allah!" Hasan murmured in appreciation, despite his restraint.

    She moved closer to him.

    'Swish, swish,' her sword moved around him, as she hovered over Hasan.

  • Cancel Your Credit Card

    3D Shackled Credit by StockMonkeys.comBank: When she applied for the card, she agreed to and signed its Terms and Conditions.

    Relative: Perhaps you could resend her a copy of those. Would you like her new mailing address?

  • Dig Your Own Wells

    Credit Crunch"Can't she just email the bank," Hosh asked, "and just cut-up and throw your card away?"

    "Some banks allow that," said Rosh, "but cards and card numbers are the property of the bank."

  • Euthanasia

    Last aid"Pa," Hosh suddenly asked. "Do we have a right to Euthanasia?"

    "That is an interesting question," Rosh answered between bites. "Why do you ask?"

  • Haunted

    Ghost"How do you make a ghost go away?" she asked again, staring wide-eyed into the darkness.

    He awakened fully now. He sensed her stiff body, her cold hands under the covers.

  • Hope Springs Eternal

    PortraitI was surprised at my relief. My home was shattered, my neighbours burning, my brother was dead, and my mother was broken.

    Yet I felt relief and had thanked my creator, because my children had been spared. They were safe. For the moment.

  • Kamaal, Son Of Kabir

    Ephesians 5:14"That can't really be true!" exclaimed Josh, "You can't just wake up once you are truly dead."

    "Well, Jesus is said to have risen from the dead," said Rosh, "What makes you think he was the only one to do so?"

    "Jesus did," remarked Josh, "because he could. He was the son of God."

  • Kill Your Own Master

    Playing Dead"Let Buddh help you reach that ultimate point. Then certainly, if you meet him there, kill him. You will be truly free."

    "Then why are Zen masters," asked Josh, "who teach their disciples to kill the Buddh on the way, still clinging on to Buddh themselves?"

  • My Take

    Funeral Service for Lena and Vin Brown"But Ma, a million dollars is a lot of money," Josh objected, "it won't even come in an envelope?"

    "Yes, it will." Rosh came to her aid, "In May 2009, there were still 336 USD 10,000 notes in circulation."

  • Slippery Slopes

    Stranger in the woods, Nandi Hills"Enforcing the right-to-die by law puts society on a 'slippery slope' with huge potential for abuse."

    "Its interpretation can eventually reach a point where what is allowed would have been unacceptable initially."

  • Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Alan Kurdi lifeless body.jpgCan we learn something from the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

    Insightful story on how European Union is working together to provide relief for these tragedies.

  • Terracotta Army

    Terracotta ArmyInteresting story of buried terracotta army of Qin Shi Huang, first Emperor of China.

    No two terracotta warrior figures in this vast army were completely identical. Do you know why?

    Their burial site is now a prominent UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

  • The Playground

    Old HandsAre parents like the playgrounds?

    Milestones you have passed in your journey of life. And subsequently forgotten…