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25 Most Recent Children Short Stories

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My Story, Part Two (By Jodie, aged. 13) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jodie continues her story, in her own words. To type the following story took her well over three and a half hours with her head pointer. (She can't type with her hands because of severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. She is in a wheelchair, and she has never walked on her own.)..
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My Visit To The Doctor by Ms Sherry
Follow a brave little boy who doesn't nurse his fear of doctors. Four out of five physicians recommend this story. No prescription needed...
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My Weird Day by J. A. Clarke
His school binder ate the wrong breakfast and now nothing at his school is safe!..
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Nanor by Regis Auffray
My attempt at a children's story.....
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Nava: My Journey by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
At one time I could walk and use my arms, but my condition is progressive, and I need alot of help to do things now. ..
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Nava: My Journey Part Two by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I may not have the use of my legs or arms do to my progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy, but the fact is I can learn and I learn just fine. ..
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Never Let the Monkeys Drive the Bus by Stephanie Storey-Morant
Just a fun, rhyming story for the children I adore all over the world. And the monkeys who bring so much Joy...
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New Series: A Portrait of Me #1(By Johnny, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy talks about his life of living with a disability and his interests...
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Nicole Aldape: An Update by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An update on Nicole Michelle Aldape, who suffers from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. She is now 11 years old; she just turned 11 in June. She is very good friends with Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux...
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Nneka The Hunchback by Chinyeremma Nwakanma
Nneka The Hunchback tells the story of a young girl whose disability disappears with love from her husband. The hunchback returns when she strays from the path of rectitude due to concerns with cares of the world...
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Northern Lights (And Other Matters): Johnny's Journal, Part Eleven by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny writes some more in his journal; he especially concentrates on writing about the Northern Lights, which made a rare visit to his hometown, among other things that are going on in his life...
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Not Easily Broken (Angelina's Story Part One) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I cannot walk anymore, but please donít be sad for me, I have a good life. Mom says I am not easily broken I like that too. ..
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Not Knowing The Meaning Of Giving Up by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
There was once a little girl named Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux who defied the odds. Now nine years old, this little girl had been through a lot in her life... She had been born too early, but she managed to survive her premature birth. She had suffered with numerous allergies and asthma attacks,..
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Not Knowing The Meaning of Giving Up--Part Two (As Told By Ronee') by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I don't know why people think I am such a great person. I mean, they look at me, and they see what all I have experienced or done in my life; and it's like, "Oh, WOW!! She's surely something *SPECIAL*!" I am just a kid. I only want to be treated normally, but, unfortunately, this isn't al..
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Not So Different Not Quite the Same by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Mama tells her that God made her special so otherís could learn from her, and that makes her smile, and feel better. I think Mama is right about God making Amanda special, to teach otherís. ..
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Nuts And Bolts. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy tries to figure out how his baby brother works...
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Odd Brain: Odhrain's Story. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A little boy with dyslexia and other learning disabilities shares his story...
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Oliver's New Friend by denise landry
A teddy bear finds a special new friend at a garage sale..
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Oliver. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy shares his story. Image of anvil crawler lightning (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Olympic Medal Mystery by Edward Saint-Ivan
Lisa figures out the mystery of The Olympic Medal!..
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On Courage... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A little girl who wants to be a country music singer offers us tips on how she avoids stage fright and how she manages to sing in front of people. She is directing this to people who want to enter show business or become singers when they are older...
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On Courage...By Johnny, aged 10 1/2 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A little boy with significant physical disabilities has had to learn to be brave throughout his young life...
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On My Own Terms, Or: Asserting One's Self (Another Rant From Ronee', aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A disabled child learns to assert herself in an uncaring world, and she demands to be treated with respect and dignity by others. She writes to those who torment or tease her, and she lets them know how she REALLY feels inside...
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On the birthday of a parrot by Humayun Dhali
Mithu is pet parrot of the little girl Atashi. Her father bought Mithu as a gift on her birthday in the last year. Mithu looks very beautiful. It has green wings and blood red lips. Atashi likes Mithu very much...
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Once Upon a Cat Tail by Susan Barton
A children's bedtime story ..
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One Of My Dreams...By Ronee', aged 11 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl has a dream. ..
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One Fine Spring Day by Thomasena Martin-Johnson
Listen To Your Parents..
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One Wish by Valerie Frankel
Jasper thinks he's figured out the perfect wish. But is it foolproof?..
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OOGO the Caveboy 1 by Christy Davis
OOGO THE CAVE BOY 1 FIRE What would it be like to grow up as a caveboy? OOGO is a very inventive child whether he knows it or not. He takes everyday - one day at a time. ..
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Open Your Minds #13: Coping With Juvenile Diabetes (As Told By Starlight Melody, aged 11 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi there! My name is Starlight Melody, and I will be 12 years old this year. My friends call me "Star"! I am like any kid my age, but I also happen to have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that people get when an organ called the pancreas doesn't work right. The pancreas makes a hormone (che..
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Open Your Minds #14: Spina Bifida (As Told By Oscar, aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Spina Bifida. Now isn't that a funny sounding name? Well, it may be funny, but it is anything BUT funny. For one thing, I happen to HAVE it. I was BORN with this thing called "spina bifida"! For starters, spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects that strike children, and it is c..
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Open Your Minds #15: Living With Blindness (By Sun-Hee, 4 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Sun-Hee. I am four years old, and I am blind. I was born this way; and I have never been able to see well. I was born in Korea. When I was a baby, I came to America to be adoted (adopted, she meant), and I have surgery on my eyes to see if I could be able to see. It work..
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Open Your Minds #17: Facial Abnormalities (by Aimi, aged 9) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My name is Aimi Jackson, and I am 9 years old. I was born with cystic hygroma, which has distorted (changed) my face. Because of this my face looks different. I was born with tumors in my lower jaw, and they are unable to be removed because of their location. Trying to remove them would be ..
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Open Your Minds #19: Living With Quadriplegia (By Fair Allen, aged 15) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi! My name's Fair. That's right..Fair. F-A-I-R. (I think I was named because my mom conceived me at a fair..I DON'T know WHY I was named "Fair"!) But it IS my name, and I have since gotten used to it by now! I am ALMOST 15 years old, and I have short, BRIGHT red hair and blue eyes, and I ..
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Open Your Minds #20: Coping With ADHD And Learning Disabilities (As Told by Rheese, aged 8) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Author's Note: a lot of the words in the following story are purposely misspelled. I wrote them as Rheese would write them. (As you will see, he has serious learning disabilities.) Hi! My name's Rheese. I am 8 yaers old, and I ahve lernin disbility. I ahve waht is calld ADHD. I also am disl..
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Open Your Minds #21: Chronic Lung Disease (Cystic Fibrosis)..by Rhiannon, aged 6 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Hi! My name's Rhiannon Cypress Marie, and I am 6 years old. I have chronic lung disease. I have something called cystic fibrosis, and it's affected me since I was a tiny baby. It has affected my breathing, and because of it I am often sick. I was born with this, but the doctors didn't know ..
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Open Your Minds #22: Don't Judge Those Who Aren't Like You (By Johnny, aged 10) *Living With A Physical Handicap* by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Author's Note: Got the idea for this story from Michelle Kidwell. Thanks, Michelle, for the inspiration, and also a BIG thanks to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! :) ***************************************************** My name is Johnny, and I am 10 years old. I also live with a phys..
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Open Your Minds #23: Living With Disability Every Day (By Ronee', aged 10) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My brother, Johnny, just wrote something, and after I read it on the computer, I thought I had better add MY two cent's worth in! Ronee' 's my name, and I am 10 years old; but Johnny and I are NOT twins (although I *AM* a twin!). But that's NOT why I am writing!! I am writing about somethin..
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Open Your Minds #24: Living Life As A Little Person (By Enriquesa, aged 4, and her mommy) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Enriquesa: My name is Enriquesa Maria Elena, and I am 4 years old. I am a little person. I was born small. I will always be small, even when I grow up to be like mommy. I was born without legs, which makes me look smaller yet. When I don't have my legs on (the legs I wear are fake,..
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Open Your Minds #25: Brain Damage (By Colby Ryan, aged 7) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Colby Ryan is my name. I am 7 years old. I have brain damage. I had meningitis when I was a baby, and it caused my brain to get hurt. Because of my brain being hurt, I can't do a lot of things without help. I am in a wheelchair because I can't walk. I am retarded, and it takes time for me t..
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Open Your Minds #27: Lightning Injury (As Told By Lupe, Luis' Grandma..Luis' Story) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
My 7-year-old grandson, Luis Aguilar Romero Sanchez, was a normal little boy in every way until this past summer. Now he is totally different, not at all like the lively, vibrant child he once was. Last July, on July 7, 2002, he was struck by lightning. Ever since, he experiences h..
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Open Your Minds #29: Living With Heart Disease (By LaTyler Robert, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
If I had a life, I would probably do things most kids my age do: play sports like football or basketball, run races, or ride my bike with my friends. But I can't do very many things because it could possibly kill me. You see, I have a bad heart. I have had to live with this all my life. I h..
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Open Your Minds #32: Tourette Syndrome (By Vicktoria, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl of 11 years describes her life and how it is living with a serious neurological disorder that disrupts normal life for her...
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Open Your Minds #33: Autism (Gabriella, aged 3, as told by her big brother, Jose', aged 9) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A toddler struggles with everyday life and living with autism; and her older brother writes of the everyday challenges she faces. ..
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Open Your Minds #36: Coping With Kidney Disease (by Opri, aged 12) (Last in this series) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy with chronic kidney disease tells how life is like for him. (He has had two kidney transplants and may eventually face a third if his kidneys fail again.)..
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Open Your Minds #37: Progeria (Raegan's Story..Raegan, aged 5) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl talks about progeria, in which her little sister has. ..
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Open Your Minds #38: Primordial Dwarfism (Jeremy, aged 3..as told by his mom) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tells the story of a very special little boy who has an extreme form of dwarfism...
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Open Your Minds #40: Osteogenesis Imperfecta ("Brittle Bone Disease"--by Brianna, 6) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young girl copes with having a significant disability that has severely stunted her growth and has had her put into the hospital numerous times...
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Open Your Minds #41: Coping With Albinism (By Antwon, aged 12) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young African-American boy who has Albinism describes his condition and the problems he has because of it. Got the idea for this story after going to church Sunday evening; there was a beautiful little boy who had albinism. He was African-American, but he looked white. He had really pale ..
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Open Your Minds #42: Xeroderma Pigmentosum (By Gigi, aged 13) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young teenager with a debilitating rare disease talks about her life and how her illness has dramatically altered her life...
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