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Her Peaceful Sleep
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To save their sick baby, Frank and Helen Beaver trek through a bitter winter cold to reach the nearest Hudson's Bay Post...  
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What did your Josephine tell you? Josephine in Her words
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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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25 Most Recent Family Short Stories

The Art of Bonsai by Drew Carpenter
A man reflects on his life while tending his bonsai tree. ..
The Baby: Keisha's Story (Keisha Williams, aged 2) (As Told By Kelly, Big Sister, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Finally, meet the last Williams child, two-year-old Keisha. This is her story, as told by her sister, Kelly, aged 11. This is NOT the last you will hear from the Williams family! As with my other characters I have featured in past stories, there will be updates from time to time. ~*~*~..
Read excerpt from The Bead The Bead by Mary Lou Connolly
A short story about a brother..
The Benefits of Expressing and Opening Up by Lori Finnila
I wrote this narrative memoir for my writing class...
View Photo of The Best Father's Day Yet! Read excerpt from The Best Father's Day Yet! The Best Father's Day Yet! by Bradley Fralick
I had a great day yesterday. So I thought I would share this with y'all!..
The Beverly Hillbillies :In Honor of Donna Douglas by Richard Kallao
original thank you Donna Douglas rest in peace my thoughts and blessings are with you and your family..
THE BIG LUG ! by Tom Hyland
HE'S BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CK !!!! JERSEY DEVIL ... RETURNS !!! SORRY about the Pic ... it is upright on my puter, but turned on AD posting. Tried rotating then posting, but still comes up wrong here... Sorry ... ..
The Bigger Purpose by Carl David
The bigger purpose of Bader Field, my latest book..
The Blanket by Kathy Evans
The completion of a baby blanket by my Mother left to me for my sister's new baby after my Mother died...
The Blue Spruce by Micki Peluso
This is a fictionalized partly true story of family life with a twist ending...
The blue-eyed girl by Vasu Ramanujam
He could easily give the child back and retrieve his briefcase ... but he reasoned otherwise...
The Boogy Man by Jack Roberts
The Boogy Man I grew up in a town of forty thousand people, but in my childhood days, my world was limited to about one third of the block that I lived on. My mother was a very protective woman when it came to her kids and my sister and I could ride our bikes as far as we wanted as long as..
The Bookends by Budd Nelson
the way it should be when it is right..
The Border and The Buttons by Sara Cunningham
A blankie, a wubbie, a throw, a thing that everyone needs that holds a family together...
The Bottle Broke (from A Good Story) by Cassandra Foster
Big sister sends little brother to store for a soda, and.....
The Boys by Jill-Elizabeth
On the wonders of being an Aunt and of being imaginative boys.....
The Bozo: The Adoption Chronicles. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy is having trouble adjusting to his new baby brother, who was adopted from China. Suddenly he isn't the one getting any attention, and he feels left out. The Chinese symbols stand for "baby boy"...
The Butterflies are Laughing by Sam Vaknin
My little brother lies bleeding on the rug. Two gory rivulets, two injured wrists, delineate a perfect circle. ..
The Butterscotch Stone by charles dietzel
A boy's life in a Baltimore suburb, 1950's...
The Case of the Missing Ashes by Lona Smith
Do you have control over your ashes? Maybe..
The Child within the Child - by: Linda Law by Linda Law
A beautiful child, decides that having her own will make life better...She is 15 years old. ..
The Children Nobody Wanted...The Hamilton Family Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An update on the Hamiltons from Jamestown, California. (The family, like with most of my characters, are fictional; the location is a real place.)..
The Chimney Sweeper's Wife by J.A. Aarntzen
This is a true story about a time I put my foot in my mouth...
The Christmas Kitten-Cat by Beth Trissel
For the Love of Cats..
The Christmas Wish by Barbara Terry
A cute boy tells his mother of his Christmas wish...
I wrote this in 1997 but never shared with anyone. I hope you all enjoy it.Teresa..
The Cold and Blustery Halloween by Lily Alex
The Russians embrace the unfamiliar Halloween holiday..
Read excerpt from The Cookie Jar The Cookie Jar by Amy Zajac
Once found, the path of a favorite cookie through a lifetime...
The Day Grandmere' Died... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I'll never forget the day our grandmother, Grandmere' Claudia Moliere', died... It was five years ago several months back, like back in February. Our grandmother, who was maman's maman, had been seriously ill with cancer (brain cancer, to be more exact), and she went rapidly downhill in a m..
The Day His Hair Turned White by Shorty White
Based on a true incident. ..
The Day Kelly Sue Died by The Grim Reverend Steven Rage
original 'flash' fiction from
The Deacon and the Salesman by Terry Michaels
A retelling of the parable 'The Publican and the Pharisee'..
The Dead Man in the Next Bed by Valerie Pederson
When I went to visit my dad in the hospital, there was a dead man in the next bed. This inspired me to write the following story...
The Devil in a Powder-White Cloak by Vicky Jeter
This story could be marked Biography; it could be marked psychology; it could be marked tumultuous Drama. I marked it as family because it is Family, perhaps more significantly than all of the others. Names are changed to protect anonimity. ..
The Differences Between Sarah Palin's Daughter and Mine by Beverly Mahone
Let me start off by saying the one thing Bristol and my daughter share in common is the fact that they became teenage mothers. ..
Read excerpt from The Door at the Bottom of the Stairs The Door at the Bottom of the Stairs by Carol Koenig
"Who are you talking to, Grandfather?" "Dick Tutt" Fear curled in my stomach. My Grandfather, always had visits from Dick Tutt when we went to bed. I wanted to know who Dick Tutt was, but I was too afraid to ask. It took twenty years to find out...
The Elevator by J.R. Reynolds
Perils of riding an elevator in a Medical Facility...
The Exchange Student: Kibiki Ntanta's Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young Maasai teenager is coming to stay the summer and upcoming school year in America. She is going to stay at the Mulligan family's home. They are her sponsors. It is a part of their local high school's "Cultural Exchange Program", where students from different countries can attend school in A..
The Family Farm by James Johnston
“The Family Farm” was written on scraps of paper over many years by my sister, Marge as memories came to her. The words were written as remembered by a child. She is thankful that time and life have not been reversed. She allows that it is good to relive those days on paper, but she wouldn’t want..
The Family Figaronelli, Spring 2012. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Took a little break from writing; glad to be back! :) A family in New York updates us on their lives. Image of snowfall (c) 2010, by Karla Dorman...
The farm by Roger Vizi
This is the true story of what can happen when a city boy buys property in the country, and some of the adventures we had helping them do some needed repairs. It is another in my camping misadventure series that will become a chapter in an upcoming book. Your feedback is welcomed and needed ..
The Farm by Beau Fincher
One Father's dream for his children..
The Father by Helena Harper
A story in verse, based on fact (from my book "Family and More - Enemies or Friends?")..
The Fence by Ellen Hatcher
Peggy, a fifty-three year old grandmother decides to go back to school...
The Final Farewell by Niki Collins-Queen
My father answered the phone. "I was about to call you," he said with awe. "I’m coughing up blood. The doctor says I have lung cancer," he stammered. ..
The Finality of Death by Vena McGrath
Mixed emotions - death and its finality and impact on those that remain and move ever onwards towards their own day of reckoning...
The First Day by Thomas Chase
The first day without her...
The First Day of Christmas by Richard Kallao
The First Rule by Richard Kallao
The First Time Ever I... by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Remembering a delightful surprise..
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Family Stories
1. A Tomorow-Mother to Daughter-Adrienanne's
2. Kleinpeter Matriarch and Sweetie Pie
3. Henry Takes His Medicine
4. The More, The Merrier: The Kincaid Family
5. Things Left Undone
6. The Shirt
7. Life in a Blender
8. The Cookie Jar
9. Shalom: New Additions, Faith and Love...Re
10. He Said, She Said
11. Tormented Silence
12. Quality Time
13. Doorway...
14. God's Cake
15. For the Love of Maggie
16. A Parent's Oath
18. What makes the good old days the good old
20. Jorja's Story.

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Just Shut Up and Drive
by Chynna Laird

One teen, one cranky old man and the open road. What could go wrong?..  
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Paternity and American Law
by Rosemarie Skaine

Family form is changing and the law is struggling to keep pace...  
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