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Oops, I Lost my Sense of Humor
by Lois Santalo

Death came for me in 2001 in the form of pancreatic cancer. Doctors advised against surgery due to my age--but I felt that even an extra year or two is worth fighting and..  
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Recipes for Survival: Stories of Hope and Healing.
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25 Most Recent Memoir Short Stories

The D.I. by Gerard St. John
Do men really remember the names of their drill instructors?..
The Daily Pageant...Kampot Edition by Morgan McFinn
Kampot news.....
The Day Dean Died by Garrett Diamond
About my uncle Dean. ..
The Day I Ran Away From Home by Lois Wauson
I was 12 years old, living on a farm with 6 brothers and sisters at that time. One day I ran away from home. It didn't turn out like I thought it would.This is a chapter from my book...
The Day the Devil Shed a Tear by John Coppolella
Madder than heck, I decided not to take it anymore. A word to the wise: Don't feed the wolves hoping they will lick you affectionately and whisper loving secrets in your ear. Why? Because at the end of the day, they are still wolves...
The Day the Milkman Came Late by Emile Tubiana
The consequences of someone being late with his task...
The Day When Our School Closed by Emile Tubiana
Facts and The Days When Bombing Started...
the day's fate... by John Leko
a short memoir of my terminally ill father who stepped into the light four days after this was written...
The Deer Hunt: War in the Woods by Ronald Hull
My recollection of what deer hunting was like 55 years ago. I've hunted with a camera ever since...
the diary of a chelsea fan by mejigbedu lekan
Chelsea is playing Manchester united in the English soccer premier league, this is how it went with my friends...
The Dinner Table by Heather Chandler
A short story about my younger self and a memory that will leave an imprint on my life forever...
The Dolphins of Akaroa by Evangeline Gilmour
The experience of watching dolphins swim along the side of the boat. ..
The Dreamtime by Butch Howard
~a memory..
The End of the Line by Eva Pasco
Part 3 of a Trilogy:The art of hanging and picking laundry is so illustrative of art imitating life. ..
View Photo of The Expert Witness Read excerpt from The Expert Witness The Expert Witness by Gerard St. John
In the law, an expert witness is a person who has knowledge or experience beyond that of the average juror and, accordingly, may express opinion (rather than fact) testimony. Critics call it the best testimony that money can buy...
The Field by Samuel Connelly
Again, loosly based off an actual event that happened to me. ..
View Photo of The Fight! Read excerpt from The Fight! The Fight! by Bradley Fralick
This is about a time in our, my brother and myself, are ready to forget!..
The Fine Print by Eva Pasco
Nothing like the smell of newspaper in the morning! ..
The Fire by Raymond Morrow
The Fireplace by Pamela Wiedenbeck
Where do the stockings get hung with care?..
This is the first two chapters of my recently released book, . . .AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG...
The Flaming Fondue by Edward Phillips
This might comprise a couple of pages if I were ever to write a memoir. And I have no intentions of writing one...
The Forsaken Friend by D. Isley
Ever had one of those nights when you just can't focus or put your thoughts on paper . . ...
The French Connection by Eva Pasco
My high school French teacher, Mademoiselle Bouquet--tall, willowy, vivacious, and tres chic ... ..
The Ghost of Christmas Past by Beth Trissel
Christmas Memoir of 1960's rural Virginia..
The Girl With No Name by Brian Preston
The Girl With No Name...
The Grade by J Howard
Memories, like photos, are captured forever, and are to be revisited with new appreciation, as did my father in "The Grade." ---Memoir from my father, E.D. Clausen..
The Great Piano Auction by Shirley Kirsten
The author's passionate, if not insane, pursuit of a Steinway grand piano on the auction block...
View Photo of The Great Pretenders Read excerpt from The Great Pretenders The Great Pretenders by Gerard St. John
Pretense is part and parcel of our adversary system of justice. A trial is essentially a one-act play, like “Main Street” with a jury instead of an audience. Shakespeare might well have said that the courtroom is a stage and that all of us in it are pretenders, witnesses and lawyers alike. ..
The Green Straw Hat by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
The Ones We Love Live On In Our Hearts..
The Guy Was Beautiful by E. P. Ned Burke
A young cynical newsman changes his outlook on life after meeting one honest man. ..
The Hanging Tree by Kirby Wright
I reached through the fence line, spun the valve, and then stuck my hand under the trough's nozzle. The water was cool. I watched a fly struggle to climb the side of what had been Gramma's bathtub. The tub had been a gift from her husband Chipper, long before they had running water at the ranch...
The House that smiled at me... by Frieda Groffy
This might be the start of a new book-short poetical momentum's in ones life- strong enough to be told...judge for yourself!..
The Impossible Dream by Elise Crawford
memoir published with More magazine August 2009..
The Inheritance by Liz Larrabee
Years ago, in Mexico, Consuela was my helper and friend. She made chicken soup and learned the English words, "two dollars." She lived in a slum where, day after day, second by second, her father was taking his last breath. This is what happened when he couldn't make up his mind whether to die or no..
THE JERK by R. Burrow
An evening with Don and his third wife. 17th rebuttal ..
The Journey © 2014 by Joe Vojt
I weep, internally feeling the strong pangs of emotional pain and externally tasting the saltiness of the tears flowing down my saddened, concerned face...
View Photo of The Kaiser on the Corner Read excerpt from The Kaiser on the Corner The Kaiser on the Corner by Gerard St. John
Bob Boger owned the corner rowhouse on my block. I learned a lot from him over the course of our lives, beginning with the admonition, "Stay off my grass!" As the years passed, the subjects of our dealings became more complex. Years earlier, the Boger & Crawford textile company sponsored ..
The King of the Fearful by Emile Tubiana
The author describes how the fear can capture any person and paralyze his ability to react in a predictive way...
The Kitchen by Chriss Hill
Even a room need of remodeling can remain a favorite..
The Kitchen with a Character by Frieda Groffy
Another room in the 'House that smiled at me'!..
The Lamb Cake by David Thompson
There was a time when birthdays were just that...birthdays. No fuss was made, and we, as children, accepted it without being hurt. We didn't know any different. It's just the way things were back then. Dedicated to John because he asked me to write it...
The Last Time (excerpted from my book Snapshots In Memory of Ben) by Alan Busch
Dear Readers, I have posted the following piece at some risk. It is the second chapter of my book SNAPSHOTS IN MEMORY OF BEN. Please read it with care as it embodies my personally profound tribute to Ben, my child, my son, my first-born son. If after you have read this chapter and think it ..
The laughing woman in the glass box. by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
A true story. Everyone have a great 2007...
The litte black notebook by Lois Wauson
After my husband passed away in 2009, I ran across a little black notebook that he had carried with him on the ship in the Navy in WWII. It had notations and addresses of people, and notes, and I could follow his life those years, just by reading the little black book. ..
The Little Box by Franklin Mallory
This is a true story of my childhood and some of the wonderful people who I am forever grateful to have known...
The Little Knightingale by Shirley Kirsten
It sang like a nightingale the morning I stroked its keys, yet it has always been relatively unknown in the world of big name, hyped pianos such as Steinway, Baldwin, and Yamaha. From an innocuous three line ad posted on, I discovered that this very Knight piano was for sale, housed in nor..
The Locked Room by Laura Via
I thought I'd share some of the lyrics to Control by Poe(copyright goes to her!) ... Cuz I am taking control!! Don't you mess with a little girl's dream 'Cause she's liable to grow up mean Surprised you to find that I'm laughing? You thought that you'd find m..
View Photo of The Longest Hallucination! Read excerpt from The Longest Hallucination! The Longest Hallucination! by Bradley Fralick
This is the truth, man!..
The Lost Art of Honesty by J Fraser
The last bell of the day rang as I headed for my locker. When I started to turn the combination lock and glanced down at my hands and the numbers, I realized that my rings were missing. I was in panic mode, running down the stairs and along the long basement corridor to the art room. I was ecstatic ..
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Memoir Stories
1. 3.3 - I'd Be on the Moon Now – Part 1
2. Papa There's A Big Fish
3. James Cagney Jr.
4. Father's Day Fireworks!
5. The Melt-Down
6. My Summer Place
7. 1.2 - A Diamond in the Ice
8. 12.4 - Conquering My Fear of Heights - Par
9. Alvine Price: A Country Radio Station DJ
10. Hermanns Son's Hall Was Gone
11. Neptune's Realm - Love Among the Long Dead
12. 9.7 - Recipe: American Dream Cake
13. 12.4 - Conquering My Fear of Heights - Par
14. A Buck and a Quarter
15. 3.3 - I'd Be on the Moon Now – Part 2
17. 3.5 - Going Away
18. 1.5 - A Bolt of Lightning
19. 12.3 - A Good Run for Your Money - Part 3
20. 3.4 - The Only Masterpiece

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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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