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All Family Short Stories

25 Most Recent Family Short Stories

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Dear Kendra: A Letter To Kendra From Louisiana With Much Love by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky writes her friend in Soulsbysville, California, a letter after Kendra has emailed her...
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Dear Kendra: A Little Note From Louisiana Sandusky In Tennessee... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky has been thinking of her friends in Soulsbysville, California, so she writes one of them (Kendra Mae Williams), to see how she has been doing...
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Dear Kendra: A Note From Bill Sandusky, Louie's Husband by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bill is happy to hear about Kendra Williams' good news; he writes her a note on his wife's laptop computer while his wife sleeps in her hospital bed...
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Dear Kendra: A Note From Louisiana Mayrah... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana is tickled pink at the news that her friend in California, Kendra Williams, has shared...
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Dear Kendra: A Note From Louisiana Sandusky by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana, just back from the airport after dropping off her friend from Finland, Sari Gustaffssenn, is surprised to see yet another letter to be answered in her email account. It is from one of her friends in California, Kendra May Williams, who lives in Soulsbysville. As she goes looking ..
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Dear Kendra: A Note From Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux, aged 11 1/2 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' writes a letter to her friend in California after her friend writes to her. She is still sick, but she wanted to thank her friend for thinking of her and praying for her...
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Dear Kendra: Another Letter From Louisiana Sandusky To Kendra Williams by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana, recovering from a sinus infection, spends her day writing letters on her computer while her kids are out with their father for the entire day. (Her husband, Bill, took the kids to the Nashville Zoo for the day.)..
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Dear Kendra: Another Note From Bill Sandusky by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bill Sandusky is tickled at the news about the arrival of little Hope from Japan into the Williams family of California; so he writes Kendra a note of congratulations...
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Dear Kendra: Letter #11 From Louisiana by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky from Tennessee lets her California friend know what is up with them and with her friends...
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Dear Kendra: Letter #2 From Jenna Aurora Whitson (5 Stories Away From *1,000*! :) ) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Whitson emails her new friend in California while Michael, their friend Louisiana, and Louisiana's kids, Johnny and Ronee', are out for a few hours...
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Dear Kendra: Letter #3 From Jenna Aurora Whitson by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Whitson in Alaska fires off her second letter in a day to her California friend, Kendra May Williams. How did the two start writing? Well, Kendra mailed a letter of encouragement to Johnny and Ronee', Bill and Louisiana's children, upon learning that Bill, the father, was in the hos..
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Dear Kendra: Letter #5 From Louisiana by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes Kendra Williams in California her second letter in a day...
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Dear Kendra: Louie Responds... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana e-mails her friend in Soulsbysville, California, while starting on a free, two-week cruise with her family to Alaska; she writes while on board the ship...
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Dear Kendra: Louie Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana responds to Kendra Williams' latest letter...
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Dear Kendra: Louisiana Writes... (For Michelle Kidwell With Much Love! :) ) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana hears from her friend in Soulsbysville, California, Kendra Williams, who is busy with her own "village" of kids. She writes to Kendra while on break at work...
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Dear Louie Your New Neighbor Writes (Sarah L Tagert's Piece) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Louie's new neighbor writes.....
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Dear Louie: A Letter From Betty Jo Ciagalore In Florida by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
B.J. writes her friend in Tennessee after Louie has emailed her a little over a week ago...
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Dear Louie: A Letter From Diane In Texas by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Diane Aguilar in Del Rio, Texas, emails her friend in Tennessee; she is now home from the hospital...
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Dear Louie: A Letter From Diane Renee' Aguilar by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Diane Aguilar, Louisiana Sandusky's Texas penpal, writes to her after she gets an email from her friend in Tennessee...
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Dear Kia;: Susie Writes (Sarah L Tagert's Piece) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
My grandparents are visiting for Thanksgiving. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I am afraid they might try to take Lacey and Maria from Mama. I know I am old enough to decide for myself but I don't know if I would want to go with my sisters to take care of them and m..
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Dear Louie--Haven't Heard From You...Are You Okay?? (Donna Writes...) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Donna Sue in Georgia is wondering about one of her friends in Tennessee. Donna is happy because her eldest daughter, Bethlehem, is home from the rehab center, and she is in the process of adopting another child, a little girl from Vietnam who will be called Miracle Joy. Miracle Joy is six years old...
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Dear Louie: A Letter From Jenna Aurora In Alaska by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora Doucet writes to her friend in Tennessee; she is dismayed to hear that her friend is now facing upcoming back surgery...
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Dear Louie: A Letter From Jenna Aurora In Alaska by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Busy Jenna Aurora Doucet finally gets around to answering her friend in Tennessee's letter...
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Dear Louie: A Letter From Jenna Aurora in Anchorage, Alaska by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora Doucet finally gets around to emailing her friend in Nashville, Tennessee...
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Dear Louie: A Letter From Rachel Elsworth by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Rachel Elsworth writes to her friend in Tennessee...
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Dear Louie: A Letter From Uma Tullaq In Alaska... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana hears from her friend in Alaska...
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Dear Louie: Anna Arnette King's Letter To Her Friend... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Another email exchange, as done by two good friends in distant states, is completed...
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Dear Louie: Another Letter From Diane In Texas... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Diane Aguilar in Del Rio, Texas, writes her Tennessee friend a letter after Louisiana has written to her...
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Dear Louie: Bart Responds To His Friend... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bart Simpson in Ohio writes back to his friend in Tennessee after she has written to him...
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Dear Louie: Bart Simpson Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A man who is a widower (and the father to three small boys) writes to Louie after Louie Sandusky has written to him. He lives in Mansfield, Ohio...
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Dear Louie: Betty Ciagalore Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana hears from her friend in Florida, Betty Ciagalore...
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Dear Louie: Bitta Annike Responds... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louie's friend in Canada writes to her after Louie sent her a letter via her computer...
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Dear Louie: Bitta Magnussenn Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana's Canadian penpal, Bitta Magnussenn, writes to her friend after Louie wrote to her...
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Dear Louie: Bitta Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana's friend in Canada writes her a lettei in response to Louie's last one...
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Dear Louie: Congratulations! (Kate Grimswold In Colorado Writes...) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Kate Grimswold in Denver, Colorado, is happy to hear of the exciting news in which her friend in Tennessee has shared with her...
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Dear Louie: Diane Renee' Writes Again... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Diane Aguilar in Del Rio, Texas, writes yet another letter to her friend in Tennessee. ..
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Dear Louie: Donna Sue Oliver Writes Again! :) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisina's Georgia friend writes back to her after Louie in Tennessee has responded to her last email...
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Dear Louie: Eileen In Texas Writes Back. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Eileen Weston in Denton, Texas, writes back to her friend in Tennessee after Louie e-mailed her...
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Dear Louie: Eileen In Texas Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Eileen in Texas writes to her friend in Tennessee after getting an e-mail from her...
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Dear Louie: Eileen Marie Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana's Texas friend writes back to her...
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Dear Louie: Gina Writes by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I just want them to see that despite my disability I can be a good Mother to my girls.....
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Dear Louie: Glad You Are Having Fun On Your Trip! (Eileen Weston Writing.) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
This is my 2,400th story here at the den! :) Hope you enjoy! :) Eileen e-mails Louisiana, her friend from Tennessee, who is currently on an Alaskan cruise with her family...
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Dear Louie: Jenna Aurora And Michael Write Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna and Michael in Alaska write to their Tennessee friend, Louisiana, after she sent them a newsy e-mail...
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Dear Louie: Jenna Aurora Writes Again... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora Doucet writes to her friend in Tennessee, unaware of the turmoil that is currently raging in her friend's life...
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Dear Louie: Jenna Aurora Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora Doucet in Anchorage, Alaska, is worried about her friend in Tennessee...
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Dear Louie: Jenna Fiona Writes Another Letter... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Fiona in Kentucky writes a letter to her new friend in nearby Tennessee after Louisiana Sandusky has emailed her...
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Dear Louie: Jenna Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora in Alaska writes back to Louie in Tennessee after Louisiana sent her an e-mail brimming with news...
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Dear Louie: Kendra Mae Writes (Some News to Share For Karen W/Love by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Kendra shares some exciting news with ehr friend Louie.....
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Dear Louie: Louisa Mae Mason Writing (March.25.07) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Maddie is doing so much better, they are talking about letting her come home as early tomorrow, but nothing is certain yet ..
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Dear Louie: My Prayers Are With You (Kendra's Letter) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
My prayers are certainly with you and your family, and I ask that you continue to pray for Rebekka Rachel she's got it in her head that Johnny's seizure was her fault, and no matter how much we try to convince her otherwise she goes on blaming herself, but thankful..
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