Vice Stories

Vice stories of, on or about vices like narcissism, fear, hate, vainglory, sloth, lust, sin, obsession, anger, greed, vanity, gambling, lying, cheating, envy etc.

  • Nailed To The Tree

    Insightful Parenting Story: Nails In The Tree

    Anger hurts, but you can choose to not get angry.

    An angry boy learns anger management by driving nails in a tree

  • nurse jackie“Never anger your nurse,” Isha jokes with Rosh, when he fumes at her leaving Isha unattended & bleeding in the night following Josh’s forceps delivery.

  • Not funny Eagle'I am afraid to take this leap of faith. You say that the eagle alone can look into the sun. And the sun rejuvenates its eyes. But I am weak and fearful."

    "If I am no eagle, the sun will scorch mine. And smite them down for my arrogance."

  • May 14th 2008 - I Am Jack's Smirking RevengeRevenge isn't best served cold.

    It is best not served at all, Hosh realizes. A lot could have gone wrong...

    An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind!

  • Father talking to son at the Vigeland Statue ParkKids Story: Revenge Best Served Cold

    Hosh meticulously plans his revenge, his tiny brain scheming even as he sleeps.

    Once he decides what to do, it was easy...

  • Fighting KangaroosDid you know that one in four spotted hyena pups is killed by their own litter-mate.

    Offspring of the black eagle are even more ruthless. The eagle lays two eggs, and the first chick to hatch makes sure its brother or sister never makes it out of the nest alive.

  • FireBuddhist Story: The Burden

    Most burdens we carry, like anger, are burdens of the mind.

    Leave them behind to move on...

  • Push yourself“Involuntarily, she returned his smile but kept her peace. She decided to ignore the cookie hustler, hesitatingly munching away at the bikkie.”

    “But troubles don’t generally go away when we ignore them. They persist or become bolder, until we can ignore them no more.”

  • Four CandlesThe story of The Four Candles.

    Darkness breeds fear. But so long as there is Hope...

    ... Peace, Faith and Love can be rekindled again in Life.

  • envy“Being perfect is a folly, it belittles others. I am not greedy like him. I give others a chance to shine.”

    “Perhaps he can’t help it. Perhaps there is evil in him too, driving him to perfection, because he wants to show us all up.”

  • Ra“Midas was stupid”, Josh voiced his opinion, “why didn’t he just wear gloves? That would have been much safer."

    "He could have had the gold and touched things without turning them into gold.”

    There was pin drop silence for a moment. Then Hosh spoke up.

  • peacrow"What a life mate!" our friend crowed, "Zed security. Such fame. And such beauty."

    "People dying to see you. When they see me, they just shoo me away."

    "You must be the happiest bird on the planet."

  • 'Sniper'Liam O'Flaherty story: The Sniper

    Irish Republicans and Free Staters were waging civil war in the 1920s.

    A sniper hunted from a Dublin rooftop on a dark night

  • Hierarchy"I sometimes feel like doing some damage," Josh's eyes were filled with tears, "they are so unfair. They are not my schoolmates, but curses that plague me constantly."

    "It annoys me so much, I don't know what to do with them... Or myself... Anymore."

  • meeting_hammer illustrationYou might have heard people being fired for not doing well, but there are many whose careers are destroyed simply because they do too well.

    Too well for their own good.