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25 Most Recent Cultures Short Stories

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'Makes Me Wanna Holla ...': Sticky's Story. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Asidro Montalvan, also known as "Sticky", on account of being so skinny, updates us on his life. He is now 15 years of age. Image of snow (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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'We're Just Like You, Only Prettier. ...' by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A member of the "Pretty Girls" shares her story...
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.An Update: Bobbo and Tottie Brighton, Winter 2010. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tottie and "Bobbo" (Bob) Brighton from Sydney, Australia, updates us on their lives. They are expecting their first child, a baby boy, in November. Image of wintertime sky (C) 2010, by Karla Dorman...
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A Boyfriend For Tottie. Tottie's Journal (Part The Twelfh) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tottie Witherspoon has some exciting news. She's in love; she has a boyfriend! ~Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman.~ ..
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A Cajun Girl's Diary (Part Eight): Back Home Again (For Now.) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity Caillier and family are finally back home in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Their house had some damage from Gustav, but they are grateful to be alive...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary (Part Fourteen) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity Caillier is in Nashville at the CMA Music Fest as she writes this entry...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Fifteen) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity Mary-Grace Caillier updates us on what has been going on in her world since her last entry back in June. Image (C) 2009, Karla Dorman...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Sixteen) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity Mary Grace Caillier lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, now, and she has gotten used to her new surroundings...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Thirteen) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity Caillier writes about the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival that she and her family recently attended, amongst other goings-on in her life...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Twelve) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity Caillier writes in her journal; she wishes Mardi Gras was still in action; she misses the party atmosphere and the time off from school...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Eleven) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity Mary Grace Caillier writes in her journal; she is looking forward to a long weekend. (Monday is a holiday.)..
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Nine) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity is happy to be back home in her repaired house, which was damaged by a recent hurricane, Hurricane Gustav...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl takes us into her Cajun world...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Seventeen) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity Mary Grace Callier, now seventeen, updates us on her story...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Three) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Young Trinity Caillier is enjoying herself at LeCajun...
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A Cajun Girl's Diary. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Trinity and her family have made it safely to Lafayette. Now all they have to do is wait until the start of LeCajun, which starts today. As you can imagine, young Trinity is busting with sheer excitement. ..
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A Cajun Toast by Mary Lynn Plaisance
May there be crawfish in your nets. And gumbo in your pot...
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A Calling by Mitzi Jackson
Erika splashes the cool waters on her face she had never though to do it before. The spring was cool against the days heat and she closed the door on the world...
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A contemporary perpetual conflict of egos by Tony May Sr.
It's all over the news, the hollywood gossip shows, and on everybody's mind. I know you heard about it, right?..
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A Day in the Life of a Homeless Person. by Lee Gaylord
I know many homeless people. This is a composite of those I know...
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A Day of Quality © 2014 by Joe Vojt
Quality is not a gift; it is universal and crosses every boundary of life. Dedication of scope appears to be controlled by a select few. What makes it difficult to deal with is that not everyone understands the true root of quality, but at the same time they want the benefit of what it has to offer ..
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A Handful of Cardamoms by Sandra Mushi
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A Leaking Roof by Sandra Mushi
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A Letter From Sikik Grace Eegeesiak by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky's Alaskan friend, Sikik, writes her a letter, not knowing that she isn't home. Louisiana and her family are on their way to Louisiana, where they are going to be attending a Cajun music festival...
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A Letter To Louie In Tennessee: A Letter From Sikik Grace Eegeesiak in Alaska by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sikik Grace Eegeesiak, Louisiana Sandusky's Inuk friend in cold, frozen Barrow, Alaska, answers her Tennessee friend's latest email...
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A Maasai 's Story ~*~*By Keserian Moore, M'buti's Brother*~*~ by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
M'buti's oldest brother, Keserian Chege, writes about himself and his life in a small village in Kenya, Africa...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary (Part Three) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Our young Maasai friend finally writes another entry in his diary/journal, to let people know how he is faring...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary. (Part Eight) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Young Joseph of the Maasai tribe of Eastern Africa finally gets to write in his journal; he updates us on what has been going on in his world. Image (C) 2008, Karla Dorman...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary. (Part Five) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Young Maasai herder Joseph Jukawe writes another entry in his journal...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary. (Part Nine) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Joseph Tepelit Ole Jukawe updates us on what is going in in his part of the world in Eastern Africa. He lives in Kenya; he is a member of the Maasai tribe. Image (C) 2007, Karla Dorman...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary. (Part Seven) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Our young Maasai friend in Africa writes in his diary while taking care of his cattle. He updates us on what has been going on with him and his life. Image (C) 2006, Karla Dorman...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary. (Part Four) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Young Maasai lad Joseph Jukawe writes in his new diary that he got for Christmas. He lets us know what is up in his world...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A thirteen year old Maasai boy in Kenya, Africa, shares his personal life in a journal...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary. (Part Six) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Our young Maasai friend continues his life as a herder of cattle and enjoying the simple things in life in Kenya, Africa, where he lives with his family. He updates us on what has been going on with him as of late. Image (C) 2007, Karla Dorman...
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A Maasai Boy's Diary. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Our young Maasai friend writes some more in his journal while at school. He is sad today.....
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A Maasai's Story, Part Two: By Naiser Moore, M'buti's and Keserian's Brother by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Another view from the life of a Maasai in Kenya, Africa, but one from a Maasai who lives and works in the big city of Nairobi, where he is a doctor...
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A Pistol for Sister Gregory One from MEXICAN AUTUMN by John Howard Reid
My favorite story from my anthology of inter-related short stories, "Mexican Autumn" is not the First Prize-awarded "Sunrise", but "A Pistol for Sister Gregory". It's rather long, alas, and Authors' Den will only allow me to post it in three parts. Here is Part One...
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A Portrait of Me #6: M'buti, aged 25 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young woman originally from East Africa writes about herself and of her heritage...
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A Taiwan story of hot dogs, false idols and God by Bill reyland
A Taiwanese story of hot dogs,false idols and God..
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A World Without Women. ... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A visitor to a foreign land is shocked at how different life is there...
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Abuela. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy writes about his grandmother. Image of Mexican-American dancer (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Read excerpt from Africa My Africa Africa My Africa by Toris Okotie
Do you thing you know all about Africa, if so think again because Africa is more than what history can tell. To understand more about this deverse land, you wouldn't want to miss biography. a href="http://cognigen.net/acculinq/?homebiz2"> img src="http://www.cognigen.net/banners..
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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY by Melvia Miller
P>H3>FEBRUARY is Black History Month P>H4> We are facing many complicated problems in the arena of "race relations." From the issues raised by the Don Imus Controversy..to the degrading lyrics in Rap Music... to problems in the public schools--Black Americans continue to be seriously ..
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Ah Anesia by Dorothy Jones
Ah Anesia is the story of the tensions and triumphs in the relationship between an Aleut woman chief and a white anthropologist...
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Ailing.....The Story by Mitzi Jackson
Ailing trouble in body or mind think back "The Color Purple" ..
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Aloha by David Arthur Walters
Her vanity suited her...
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Amaroq's Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young Inuit child shares his story. (This story and the previous one I did about Sikik Eegeesiak were inspired in part by watching the movie, "Brother Bear", in which we got on video yesterday!) Hope you enjoy!~..
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Amere's Journal Feb.20.07 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Being a Christian is often an offense punishable by death or torture in Kabul, and we were not ready to fact that kind of pain. ..
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Amere's Journal March.27.06 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Amere updates her journal after months of not writing.....
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Amere's Journal: Aug.06.06 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Nilofar is doing well, she speaks English really well now, and now Mom says once she stars she won't stop LOL. ..
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