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25 Most Recent Family Short Stories

The Food Chain by Julie Mataway
A short tale (tail) of life with kids & pets as rendered by a mom in Phoenix while the weather warmed last summer. Ok, it got stinking hot...
The Foreign Uncle by Helena Harper
A story told in verse and based on fact (from my book "Family and More - Enemies or Friends?"). It is the true and inspirational story of my German uncle...
The Four K's/reviSED Sept 20 2012 by Lois Christensen
How it come about all my girls are named with a K...
View Photo of The Fralick Family Reunion Read excerpt from The Fralick Family Reunion The Fralick Family Reunion by Bradley Fralick
This is sort of about my family reunion in TAOS, NM..
The Galatea of Cotard by Sam Vaknin
She takes a deep breath and exhales the words: “If you are truly deceased, then how are we conversing?”..
The Game by Sherry Heim
This is a story/poem I wrote for children. ..
The Genealogy Quest by Swan Son
History of my study of genealogy and what it means to me..
The Gift of Time by Lauren Rodriguez
Twelve-year-old Shanti Johnson learns the best gift you can give someone is your time...
The Girls Made Good by Ginger Laroy
The Girl's Made Good is a tale of three women’s rise to the top of the fashion industry during a time when Black women had no voice. ..
The Goertje Family: We're Okay!! (Post Hurricane Sandy) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Amelia Goertje updates us after the storm. She is doing this entry via her phone, since they don't have power...
The Golden Wish by Macey Baggett Wuesthoff
What seems like a simple story about a dying child's wish to see a unicorn turns into a story about the true source of a "golden" wish. A good message for adults and children alike...
The Green Picnic Table by Lynne Gallo
A short story about friendship...
the Hand Grenade by Jack Roberts
The Hand Grenade For me, the normal after school routine was to first hit the refrigerator to get a snack, and then go to the television and turn on the “ Early Show “. The Early Show was an afternoon movie that usually featured old Tarzan or War movies. Whatever movie was on that af..
The Hard Is A Lonely Hunter by Rick Lodewell
Two sisters live together...
The Healing Journal of Shilah Winslow; Lifting My Prayers Up For the Kents by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Shilah and her daughters prepare to fly out to Memphis to be with kendra. Holly is still holding on but barely...
The Heart is Where the Home Is by Linda Zebsokey
Matters of the Heart..
The Heart of Home Is Hot Chocolate by Mary Romero
the tale of a little girl who tries to search for some kind of hope in a family full of violence, abuse, and disconnectedness. She wants so desperately to believe in the world that surrounds her but realizes, even at a tender age, that pretense is all too real. ..
The Hidden Blessing by Michelle Mills
Finding light among darkness.....
The holidays can be lonely for the addict... by Kimberley Burke
This article relates to the theme of my book "White Magic~Black Tragic"...the diary of a mad crackhead. It emphasizes the loneliness the addict is faced with during the holidays and what the family can do to reach out to the addict in a positive manner...
The Hopper by Leon Symone
A daring squirrel defies a group of hunters in a wintry forest terrain. ..
The House With the Christmas Mouse:Angels, Mice and Men by Donald Beaulieu
This is a beautiful story about death and dying, the love of Christ and Christmas as seen through a family of mice. We will get to see the birth of a beautiful “name sake” while another passes happily trough heaven’s gate. THIS STORY IS MAGNIFICENT!!! ..
The Ice Storm by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, December 6, 2002: We are stuck here at home. We can't get out or go anywhere. We had an ice storm on Tuesday, and since then, everything is frozen solid, and school has been cancelled for the children since then. The children are getting bored, and they are starting to comp..
The Incident at Kettle's Kafe' by Sue Whalen
This small article funny diddy...from my novel Rooke's Island, The Prophecy of the Staring Eyes...
The Invitation by Alan Busch
A father invites his late son to his wedding .....
The Italian-American Tribute to her Brother (Mia Fratello) by Joanna Leone
A brother always has a special place in a woman's life. Since my Papa died when I was thirteen years old, my brother, Danny (Donato Leone, Jr.) became the prominent male figure in my life. This piece is dedicated to my brother, Danny...
The Joke's on Me! Or is It? by Bonnie May
I think we've all wished that we would have asked our grandparents more questions about our heritage before they've past. This is one I wished I would have asked that's for sure...
The Journey Home by Robin Rice
An adventure of a homeschooling family trying to get home after a long journey to Atlanta to see Nana! ..
The Journey of 'Tin-Tin': The Adoption Chronicles by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A family welcomes a little boy from Vietnam as their newest member...
The Kendra Mae Files: What My Children Teach Me by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Rebekka Rachel called me this morning in tears, she and Susie had some kind of argument, her best friend told her she didnt care or understand her, and that broke her heart, I wonder what got into Susie, they are best friends, why would she hurt her friend that way? Rebekka Rachel has gone out of he..
The Kendra Mae Files; The Blog of Supermom two LOL by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Several of my kids are participating in this years production of the play Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flame, I am proud of them all! I am going to be involved too, but I will leave the details for another day!..
The Kendra Mae Files; New Additions, New Blessings by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
The girls names are Tamana which is Arabic for wish and Zeba which is Arabic for beautiful, they are both beautiful girls, with wide eyes, and beautiful faces, I have already fallen in love with them, and it looks like tomorrow these precious angels from God are coming to my family. ..
The Kendra Mae Pages: My Family Outlined: Kelly and Kim's Story by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
We are going to be heading off to college in a few months, and are looking forward to it, we are going to a college not to far from home, because I am not sure if we want to be as far away from Mom as Missy is. ..
The Kendra Mae Pages: My Family Outlined: Linda's Story by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I keep busy, I go to school and go to a special group after school, I go to church and sometimes I even go to synagogue with Aunt Naomi and sometimes I help Mom with the kids. ..
The Kendra Pages: My Family Outlined: Missy's Story by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Having Spina Biffida I am dependent on a wheelchair, but that does not make me any less of a person, and I hate being judged because of the wheelchair. I am just the same as everyone else, the only difference is I go through life sitting down, but I am alive, and I have ove..
The Land Of All by Debra Stiles, The Original Mister
The Land Of All where there is Just enough of everything...
The Language of Wind by Esteban Martinez
a story for children..
The Legend of Chick Chick by Brian Rathbone
A lighthearted story about a rooster that came to live with us and how he touched our lives. Click the Website Link below...
The Letter by Katie Gabrielle
this is part of a writing exercise . I was encouraged to try writing again after a month's absence. I hope you like my version of this story. let me know. thanks..
The Lion that Roar but Was never Heard part l by Richard Kallao
original idea probably not but I had to write it because it just pop in my head so forgive me ..
The Little Baseball Fan by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Describes a child who loves baseball. I got the idea for this story after seeing the Texas Rangers play the Oakland A's last night at The Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas, last night; my twin sister and I went with a co-worker and her husband, and we all had a blast! The Rangers n..
The Little Girls' Room by Donna Swanson
Music is the universal language; speaking to the heart...
The Long Bus Ride by Hattie Soil
This is a true story, please have an open mind while reading it. Thanks!..
The Look of Love by Dennis Lid
This extract is a tribute to all fathers, fathers-to-be, husbands, wives, mothers and children all over the world - Happy Father's Day! This article was first published in Woman This Month magazine of Bahrain, Issue 7, June/July Issue, 2004 by
The Lost by reyhanathul nawaz
Its a tragic loss for a young girl and the hazards in life.........
The Lost Reindeer by Judy Blair
Excerpt from the short story "The Lost Reindeer"...
The Magic Red Rock by Lisa Barker
Sometimes it takes a little magic to help kids get along.... ---------------------------------..
The Man Who Loved Tornadoes.: Special Needs Parenting 101. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young adult with Asberger's wants to be a storm chaser. Image of cumulus congestus clouds (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
The Many Faces of God by Debbie Milam
When your child asks what does God look like, how would you answer?..
The Marriage Test by Emile Tubiana
A test to find the appropriate bride for his deceased friend's son. - Translated by the author from the French original below...
The Memory Maker by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
This is the first story in a collection, whose working tilte is a Quilt of Words....
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Family Stories
1. M. Ann Machen Pritchard interview on WBEJ
2. A Tomorow-Mother to Daughter-Adrienanne's
4. What makes the good old days the good old
5. The Christmas Kitten-Cat
6. Mommy Was The Best, And She Still Is
7. Doorway...
8. Our Battle their Defeat
9. The Silence of Infancy
10. The Cookie Jar
11. The Power of Taste
12. Alex and Sierra are the X-Factor
13. Whispers Scream
14. Thirty Minutes of Lovin'
15. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday (excerpt)
16. 'A Wonderful Number Of Children!': The Ado
18. He Said, She Said
19. It's Only Fair
20. 'It.'

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“Josephine In Her Words”. Who can dispute the words of wisdom giving by a loving mom? Born 1916 in a remote Italian Village, and not knowing how to read or write. Joseph..  
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From pot holes to hugs, The Art of Grandparenting confirms grandparent status is our golden sign that we have completed the “cycle of creation.” Filled with personal stor..  
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