Drama & Tragedy

Horace Walpole: Life is a comedy for those who think. Life is a tragedy for those who feel.

Be touched by drama, be cleansed by pain. Sad stories & touching tales in the genres Drama & Tragedy

  • KyotoHe poured in his visitor’s cup. The cup was soon full, but Nan-in kept pouring.

    The tea rose to the rim and began to spill over on the table.

    Nan-in continued pouring.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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...

  • 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.

     

  • Sekapan Piit Feet, Sarawak, BorneoRetold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 19

    Alibaba gratefully gifts Marjina her freedom, and sets about disposing the 37 corpses quickly & quietly.

     

  • Hate BackgroundRetold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 20

    The Captain's pain morphed into anger.

    Anger became blind hate. Hate gave him the purpose of his life.

  • LaredoRetold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 21

    Thirst for vengeance rejuvenates the Captain.

    He rides back to the city to discover more about his enemy

  • AntiqueRetold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 22

    Impostor Khwaja Hasan comes to Alibaba's party but won't eat their salt.

    Like Marjina, Josh wonders why?

  • Book EndIt is our brain that translates words to create meaningful images.

    To do this, it needs to know both language as well as the context.

    Comprehension created from words will be wrong, if their translation or context is wrong.

  • 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.

  • Day 170/365 - God Loves Assholes"Senior Management is happy as it believes the workforce has become efficient, customers are happy because they believe the company is delivering value for money, and workers won't squeal because they need jobs. Whoever bells the cat, won't be making any friends. So, I guess for the moment, we have a stalemate."

    "As long as he pretends that you are getting a fair wage", she responded, "you can pretend you're working hard. Outlast him."

  • AssassinSci-fi crime thriller: Assassin

    The assassin knew that one bullet, one kill, was all she needed. Did she succeed?

    A suspense-full murder mystery

  • 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?

  • Dreadnought_irgendwie_esoterisch-001Science Fiction: Cold Steel - Crucified

    An elite commando is captured behind enemy lines, tortured & interrogated.

    Can one train against pain or truth serums?

  • CNV-301 Earth OrbitScience Fiction: Cold Steel - Escape

    The elite commando journeys back to Space Sector 47B9 with the Dark Energy vials he has stolen.

    Unaware of the danger…

  • Chamber- The fire withinScience Fiction: Cold Steel - Unsprung.

    Captured elite commando steals Dark Energy vials, activates biological weapons to destroy secret enemy Intergalactic Lab

  • Jan. 23 - Love

    In the Hindu mythology story of Devayani and Kach, should Kacha have married Devyani?

    Genetic engineering is a great Sanjivani Vidya, but whether in vivo or in vitro, human cloning or resurrection using borrowed genetic materials can alter existing familial relationships

  • 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."