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Elephant in the middle of the living room. That is one way of explaining how a family walks around the invisible presence of huge problems. Hindsight is what brings the e..  
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25 Most Recent Memoir Short Stories

'I Still See Him Everywhere ...': A Pet Owner's Story. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy is missing his furry friend who died of kidney disease at the age of ten. Image of Ragdoll cat (C) 2010, by Karla Dorman. (The cat is her best friend's cat, and happily she is very much alive! :) )..
...Salute to Gobs of Running Shoes, Shorts, and Shirts by Myles Saulibio
...A Wounded Warrior ponders over his coping with PTSD and prosthetic limbs.....
1.2 - A Diamond in the Ice by S Zachary
Three sevens and sparkles are vivid among my childhood memories...
1.5 - A Bolt of Lightning by S Zachary
Defying Newton's laws of physics at eleven years old.....
10.5 - Blessings by S Zachary
There were too many children suffering needlessly all over the world to be concerned with that...
10.6 - The Circus Comes to Town - Day 1 by S Zachary
Friends like that are keepers!..
10.6 - The Circus Comes to Town - Day 2 by S Zachary
Alleviating a damsel's distress.....
101 Random things about me by Girl Ghetto
Just a little taste as to what i have to offer .... check out my blog for more about me...
12.3 - A Good Run for Your Money - Part 1 by S Zachary
Beat Scott! Go, Scott, go! (EMT school)..
12.3 - A Good Run for Your Money - Part 2 by S Zachary
I intuitively knew today was going to be back–to–back chemical spills and mass–casualty incidents—death and body parts scattered everywhere. (EMT school)..
12.3 - A Good Run for Your Money - Part 3 by S Zachary
My baby looks hot tonight. (EMT school)..
12.34 - Thinking Inside the Box by S Zachary
Stormy was absolutely thrilled!..
12.4 - Conquering My Fear of Heights - Part 1 by S Zachary
He screamed his plea into my mental fog, “HOLD ONTO ME, SCOTT!!! JUST A FEW MORE SECONDS!”..
12.4 - Conquering My Fear of Heights - Part 2 by S Zachary
Although she couldn't see me, Bobbie knew which cloud I was in...
1943 The Battles against the Germans Moved to Sicily by Emile Tubiana
The Germans were defeated in Tunisia and the front moved to Sicily. The entire population felt relaxed...
1969 - The Gift by CJ Heck
Miracles do happen, but only when we least expect them .....
1969 And Then Some, Part 1- All That False Instruction by Tova Gabrielle
" It was all so very painless when you ran out to receive all that false instruction that we never could believe...but I want you to know that while we watched you discover no one would be true... I myself was among the ones who thought it was just a childish thing to do...." from "Tears of Rage" by..
1969 and Then Some, part 2 by Tova Gabrielle
my escapades with the Hog Farm, and the Electric Cool Aid Acid Test..
2.1 - Olympic Slalom Skier by S Zachary
An unforgettable first day on skis.....
3.3 - I'd Be on the Moon Now – Part 1 by S Zachary
I yearned for a new challenge to wrestle—a new sparkle...
3.3 - I'd Be on the Moon Now – Part 2 by S Zachary
Translating my fantasy into gold—that’s magic! ..
3.4 - The Only Masterpiece by S Zachary
"My creation evoked such extreme emotion that her hands began to convulse..." I love revisiting the memory of Susan's enchantment—a pristine island surrounded by a noxious sea...
3.5 - Going Away by S Zachary
What a ride!..
46 years since Woodstock 69... by Ed Matlack
Since this weekend is the 46th anniversary of Woodstock, I hoped everybody might like this short story that I remembered about my visit there.....
5.5 - The Primeval Force by S Zachary
I'll get you my pretty.....
60 Seconds by cathlene smith
a semi-autobiographical tale, the combinaton of my father and father-in-law's deaths and their effect on me...
9.7 - Recipe: American Dream Cake by S Zachary
Caution: Do not attempt to enhance the recipe with alcohol!..
A little farm girl from Texas in Bolivia by Lois Wauson
From a little farm girl going to Kasper School in Texas during the 30's and 40's, I am taking a trip to Bolivia in S. America to see my son. Never would I have believed I would go that far from home, when I was a little girl...
A Sailors Tale by Walt Hardester
If they had only listened..
A 'Fighting Bob' Teaser by Bob Stockton
A short excerpt which tells of my encounter with the ghost of my famous ancestor...
A Body Divided, 1, Memoir by Jerry Ratch
The story of a one-armed boy growing up in a two-fisted world...
A Body Divided, 2: Memoir by Jerry Ratch
A young boy comes down with polio before the Salk Vaccine...
A Mom’s True Love Ways by Eva Pasco
Moms know best! ..
View Photo of A Mother OR Fathers Dilema! Read excerpt from A Mother OR Fathers Dilema! A Mother OR Fathers Dilema! by Bradley Fralick
This is basically what G-D has told me!..
A New Beginning - Change by Vena McGrath
Change is what you make of it, or can make of it, depending on your outlook on life and what you expect from it, and will accept from it...
A Night At V.C. Hotel by Walt Hardester
From my invincible younger days:..
View Photo of A Piece of the Ball Read excerpt from A Piece of the Ball A Piece of the Ball by Gerard St. John
The start of a varsity sport and the lessons that it taught...
A Plan That Backfired by Walt Hardester
College Days........
A Player Piano Without a Name by Shirley Kirsten
Another piano identity problem, and the detective work enlisted to solve a mystery...
A Broad Abroad in Thailand by Dodie Cross
An excerpt from my book: SHOPPING WITHOUT GUYS Before we left for Pattaya, I wanted to make sure Dick got the western boots he’d admired a few days earlier. I talked him into a quick stroll and casually walked in that direction. “Wait!” he called to me as I pulled ah..
A Broad Abroad in Thailand: An Expat's Misadventures in the Land of Smiles by Dodie Cross
This is the synopsis of A Broad Abroad in Thailand, to be available in June of 07. The story follows the adventures of this newlywed expat as she tries to settle into her new home and a life full of challenges she could not have foreseen. Her troubles begin soon after her arrival i..
A Buck and a Quarter by Eva Pasco
Those great school lunches at Lincoln Community!..
A Bum, With a Pocketful of Diamonds by Mr. Ed
Ah, Yes, Divorce.....
View Photo of A Chance Encounter Read excerpt from A Chance Encounter A Chance Encounter by Gerard St. John
There was nothing about the man's appearance that would attract one's attention. He was simply waiting for an elevator. We passed like ships in the night. How was I to know that he was famous? Or that we had a mutual friend?..
A Charlie Brown Prom Night by E. P. Ned Burke
Prom night turns into a hilarious fiasco!..
A Circle of Love makes 55 years by Lois Wauson
After nearly 50 years of marriage, my husband began showing signs of Alzheimer's. We were very in love when we got married in 1950. This is a brief story of our marriage before and after he was diagnosed with the sad illness. But I tried to look at the positive things I saw. It was not a bad time. ..
A Close Encounter of a Different Kind by Sylvia Ramsey
A true story that involves humor, curiosity, and revenge!..
A Coast Guard Story by Charles Williams
The story of a Coast Guard rescue that takes place in February 1974 when an Italian super tanker explodes and sinks approximately 900 miles from Honolulu, Hawaii..
View Photo of A Command Performance Read excerpt from A Command Performance A Command Performance by Gerard St. John
It had not occurred to me that the commanding officer of a Marine Corps battalion might use three weeks at sea as an opportunity to meet with each of the officers in his command. However, that is exactly what happened in early 1962, and it resulted in one of the worst performances of my young life...
A Cup of Joe, Teacakes and Mrs. Birdsong by Michael Hollingsworth
God, If there are teacakes and coffee in Heaven, please place Your order with Mrs. Birdsong and tell her how much I love and miss her. Amen. ~~~~~ The sounds and melodies of spring were in the air and I believe that the most alluring music played in the most famous concert halls in the world..
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Memoir Stories
1. James Cagney Jr.
2. The Way Things Were
3. My Walk on the Wild Side
4. Papa There's A Big Fish
5. 46 years since Woodstock 69...
6. My Escape from the Psychiatric Unit
7. Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene
8. A Tribute to Jimmy Connors
9. In My Shoes
10. A wedding in 1918
11. Funeral Home Diary - Part 2
12. Hanging In
13. 3.3 - I'd Be on the Moon Now – Part 1
14. How He Got His Nickname!
15. Les belles journées à Hammam-Lif (Memoire
16. Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene
17. Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene
18. Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene
19. Kimberly Reagan Sanchez Immigrates
20. Father's Day Fireworks!

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That's Not Funny!
by Vince Sanders

How come the Nation’s first Black and White stand up comedy team (Tim & Tom) couldn’t stay together? Was it educational and cultural differences–or maybe one wa..  
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I-sraeli Syndrome
by Albert Russo

Alexis, who grew up in Rwanda-Urundi, is the son of an Italian Jew and a beautiful mulatto woman. As a young adult, he now ponders over the complexity of his roots: Afric..  
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