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25 Most Recent Cultures Short Stories

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Sari's Story: A Finn's Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A lady from Finland is visiting friends in Tennessee. She writes about her country and her home in the Artic. (She lives in Ivalo, which is in the northern part of Finland.)..
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Sari's Story: An Update, Part Two by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Everyone's favorite Finnish gal is back for another spin. But unlike past entries from her, this one is full of sad news, and she is feeling depressed and worried...
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Sathi's Story (A Christian Convert Shares Her Story Part Two) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I have people trying to help me get out of Sri Lanka and away from the madness, I am grateful for the help of these people because I could not make it without them. I would have been killed many weeks ago. ..
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Sathi's Story: A Christian Convert Shares her Story Part Four by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I thought I heard my Fathers voice, I was visibly shaken by then. Trying to be as still as a newborn baby sleeping, but I was shaking with fear, if my Father found me I knew I would be killed, thankfully the angry words subsided and I heard someone leaving a few minutes later, my host came to get m..
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Sathiís Story A Christian Convert Shares Her Story Part Three by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am scared of what could happen, but that fear is not going to eat me like a monster...
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Sathiís Story; A Christian Convert Shares Her Story Part Five by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am learning what it really is to be free, America is of course not perfect, but I am so blessed to be here, it is so much better than Sri Lanka and I have met many wonderful Christians, they have helped me find a place to work and even helped me to get a job at home, working on my computer. I am ..
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Scenes from a Tribal Barbershop by John Herlihy
A Pathan child's first haircut in a traditional tribal barbershop...
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Secluded: Hanna's Story Of Living In A Religious Sect. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hanna B. of Bountiful, Utah, updates us on her life. Image of sun, clouds, and crepuscular rays (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Seperate and United by Christelle Harris
This was a paper written for a very interesting class. We were asked to respond to the quote at the beginning of the paper. What do you think about the quote?..
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Shakespeare Jackson: An Update, May 2009. (PG-13 For Language) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Young ex-hurricane survivor, Shakespeare Jackson, updates us on what has been going on with his life since he last wrote. He is now nineteen and going to college...
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Shalom Journal: Rebekka Rachel (May.02.07) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am mad at the way that lady made Mom feel about being a Messianic Jew, it is something that she should not be made to feel bad about. ..
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Shalom Journal: Rebekka Rachel: May.04.07 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Rebekka Rachel is missing her friend and upset over something someone told her Mother about being a Messianic Jew..
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Shalom Journal: Wishing you A Belated Happy Easter and Happy Passover by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
First of all let me wish you a belated Happy Easter and Happy Passover, being Messianic Jews we celebrate both...
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Shalom Journal; Yeshua is Good, Giving Us Comfort Through Lifes Storms by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
It is past sundown, so I need to go, we will start our Sabbath soon, Dad has already begun lighting the candles, and the kitchen is full of the Sabath smells, Mamma is certainly a good cook. ..
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Shalom Sandusky's: A Letter of Explanation by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am overreacing, but in light of the tragedy of what happened this week, I really think we all need to watch what we say. ..
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Shattered Dreams by Sandra Mushi
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Sichuan - Portrait of a Tibetan Family, by Tom Carter by Tom Carter
Earthquakes and riots not withstanding, Sichuan remains one of China's most spiritual travel destinations. Photojournalist Tom Carter reports from Langmusi...
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Sikik Eegeesiak: An Update, 'The Long Dark', 2008 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Native Alaskan Sikik writes in her journal while staying holed up in her house in bitter-cold northern Alaska...
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Sikik Grace's Journal: May 29, 2008. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sikik Grace Eegeesiak writes in her journal by candlelight. She will post this later on the Internet; right now, her place has no power...
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Sikik Writes (November 14, 2007) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sikik Grace Eegeesiak writes in her journal while trying to fight the effects of a cold...
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Sikik's Jottings (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sikik Grace Eegeesiak from far north Alaska starts her first journal. *Note* Some spelling errors are in this story; the story is intended to be this way. Sikik isn't that good of a speller. :) ..
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Sikik's Jottings (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sikik Eegeesiak in Alaska posts her second entry in her brand new journal...
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Sikik's Journal (March 29, 2008) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sikik Eegeesiak writes in her journal...
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Sikik's Story: Another Update by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An Inuk (Inuit) woman living in Barrow, Alaska, updates us on her life...
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Simon's Rosh Hashanah by Rick Magers
Simon Klein was one of those Jewish boys born into luxury, wealth, and privilege. He had a few years as a small child when he was often called cute. They ended somewhere around his seventh birthday. By Simon's tenth birthday he was the unadvertised poster child depicting th..
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Sixto. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Mexican-American Sixto Ortiz shares his story. Image (C) 2007, Karla Dorman...
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Sixto. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sixto Ortiz continues his story. Image (C) 2010, Karla Dorman...
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Sixto. (Part Three) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sixto Ortiz of Granbury, Texas, updates us on his life. Image of sunny summery skies (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Slobo. (Part Five) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Slobo continues to assimilate himself into his new homeland, and he is now a member of the working class. He is very excited about his new job...
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Slobo. (Part Four) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bosnian immigrant (now newly sworn in American citizen) Slobo Trbanek attempts to tell his story for the first time, in his own words. He is learning English...
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Small People: A Day in the Lives of Coal Miners by Regino Gonzales, Jr.
(A tribute to the long gone hardy coal miners of the village of Capillahan, Danao,Cebu, Philippines)..
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Small People: Dusk in Capillahan by Regino Gonzales, Jr.
(A tale of a simple village life.)..
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Smile of Destiny by Sandra Mushi
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Sojo. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young Mexican-American boy shares his story...
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Sojo. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sojo (aka Sergio Talavares) continues his story...
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Soldier4Christ Part 3 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
My life is in danger, it has been from the moment I came here to share the love of Christ with others..
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Soldier4Christ Part Four by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I cannot even imagine someoneís own family doing this to them, but Afaya is with me now, and for now we are safe. I cannot say how long this will last, but for now we are safe, and I am thanking the Lord for that...
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Solider4Christ Part One by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
A young missionary tells a little of the dangers she or he face, without revealing much of themselves, it is simply not safe to even say their name.....
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Some Thoughts On Vacations. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy writes about vacations and why they're not what they're cracked up to be. Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Somme's Story. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy living in Finland shares his story...
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Son, have you prayed about it? by Tony May Sr.
Mom is 76, and still loves me with a love that taught me how to tie my shoes, try hard to be the best God has made me to be ... she and John are the best part of me in my walk of life..
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Souk Secrets by Albert Russo
Young French marines taking a break in Tunis' souk and the often comical adventures they live...
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Soul by Walter Jones
So it is and was the child the man the man the child both a single unit. A soul..
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Read excerpt from Southern Belles Southern Belles by Stephen Hedrick
An old Colonel waxes on about the ladies of the South. ..
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Spanish Lessons by Angela Rhodes
In her evening Spanish class, Louise learned lessons of language and more.....
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Spring's First Gold by J. Wise
new spring foals..
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State slogans pt 1 by Tony May Sr.
The effort continues to find my voice..
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Story #2,100* Dear Louisiana: Sikik Writes Back by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sikik Eegeesiak writes to her friend in the Lower 48 after Louisiana has written her a letter...
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Stupid Women by Sandra Mushi
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Sunrise at Bahia de los angeles by John Howard Reid
This is the opening tale in "MEXICAN AUTUMN", my anthology of inter-related short stories, all set in the little Mexican fishing village of Bahia de los angeles (it's a real place and that's how Mexicans spell it) in Baja California. This story was the judge's choice for First Prize in a big interna..
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