Short story examples Essay
Short story examples
I swiftly glided through the night valley telling myself not to be afraid; without the noises of cars and trucks passing by, I could hear every pound of my heartbeat and every echo of my step. I felt a shiver through my spines as I increased the pace of my footsteps and noticed an increase of the echo——someone was following me! My stomach tightened and my ears buzzed at the thought when I tried to fasten my pace. I ran as fast as I could to escape from the unknown danger until I had my breath at the top of my lungs and my legs started to tremble. Then I finally fell because of the lack of strength. With despair, I looked back and I saw a faceless man dressed neatly in a suit walking towards me. My eyes widened and I could feel that this was the last moment of my life.
The faceless man stands in front of the window. His fine made Italian leather jacket that is worn out reveals his once-glory aristocratic position; his collar, sloppily lying beneath his jacket, clearly lacks care. The austere oak door behind him has gathered a great amount of ash and dust and its metallic handles are colorless from long periods of oxidation. The man lets out a silent whimper and leans to swipe the window. He lays his hand with veins like branches of ancient oak tree on the cedar frame and stares out through the window the to the vast landscapes somberly.
Identity’s literal definition is “the state of having unique identifying characteristics held by no other person or thing.” However, society suppresses people so much that they are losing their sense of identity. An important element of identity is the unique traits of oneself that distinguish him/her from other people. But nowadays, people who act or dress differently are usually treated as blasphemies. They are given scornful looks and ostracized. Thus, it is believed that indifferent trend which people are blindly following caused the lost of identification in society.
The workplace burden the world had exerted on working class is damaging
their health. First, the pressure obtained from work may lead to mental stress. This stress mainly comes from their boss or clients. Deadlines in workplace sometimes also apply stress to workers. Second, the lack of sleep from getting up early to go to work may cause high blood pressure and heart problems. Many people stay up too ate to finish up their cases and wake up too early to get to their works. In this way, they lack of sleep. Thirdly, the long time sitting from the work invoke spine problems. For people who work in offices, workers sit for a long time, and spines are damaged because of that. Thus, people may gain body functioning problems due to work.