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25 Most Recent Family Short Stories

Missy's Musings June.28.07 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am on a cloud it feels like since I have been given the news, I have a little sister, a little sister that I have never met, but will be reuniting with at the weeks end. I hope she has not been beaten and abused like I had been, it took me a long time to overcome that, an..
Mixers don't Mix by Richard Kallao
Mom & Dad & Immigration by Ron Karcz
A memorial to my Mom and Dad on what would have been their 70th Anniversary...
Mom's birthday May 4, 2006 by Henry Stevens
I think of Mom on her birthday..
Mom's new beau is Elvis Presely? by Crystal Gange
Mom's new beau is Elvis Presely? No, just a big fan of Elvis. ..
Mom, Your Boyfriend Molested Me by Mary Coe
A little girl accuse her mother's boyfriend of molesting her. The mother was sure that her boyfriend, the man she loved, could never harm any child. She knew her daughter made up the whole thing, even though red lights were going off all around her. A couple of chapters from the short stor..
Mommers. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
"How can she be a good mother to us when all she does is lie there in bed, with the covers pulled over her head, and sleep all day?" A child copes with a mother who suffers from severe depression and how it's affected her life...
Mommy On The Mend, The Summer Olympics, And Other Musings (By Johnny, aged 11 1/2) (*Part One*) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny writes about his mother, who is recovering from a sinus infection, as his sister, Ronee', did earlier. He also writes about the upcoming Summer Olympics, back to school sales, and other things...
Mommy Was The Best, And She Still Is by Sandie Angel
True story: Written about the time when our family was at a downtime financially... Photo.: Taken in 2005, a year before my mom passed away. ..
Monticello Days by Teresa Kitchens-Dunn
Remembering those days of a sweet southern town.....
More Musings From M'Buti... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Our favorite Maasai mama drops in and lets us know what is up with her life...
More Problems For Samuel by MaryGrace Patterson
Sam is the oldest of our six children, and the only one who is low normal, has seizures, can't drive and has Alzheimers. ..
More Than A Person With Cerebral Palsy... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Lightning Williams, the oldest adopted daughter of Bill and Louisiana Sandusky, writes of her life, even with having a disability that affects her daily life...
More Thoughts And Musings From Louisiana...(5/2/08) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana adds some more to her journal entry prior to stormy weather that's migrating their way. Her area is currently under a tornado watch...
Mortie's Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Mortimer Haskell is a very special person, in more ways than one...
Mother Is My Christmas Angel by Penni Smith (Weston)
A tribute to a saintly woman if ever there was one...
Mother's and Father's days by Henry Stevens
Henry shares a family picture and story on Mother's Day..
Mother's Day Recognition by Keith John Paul Horcasitas
Childhood memories with Mom, including getting stuck in a bathroom - "locked out" from Mom - and being rescued in a fun and neat way! Recounting the pain of separation from Mom at her death. Thanksgiving for all mothers. Picture: January 1960 - 1929 Broadway, New Orleans, LA, childhood home. In..
Mother, I Forgive You by Nancy Richards
Mother, I Forgive You, is my decade long journey to forgive the mother from whom I am estranged...
Mother-Daughter Time by Theresa Franklin
Rosalyn knows there is something wrong at her daughter's house and is determined to find out what it is...
Motorcycle Memories by Keith John Paul Horcasitas
Memories of motorcycle riding from high school and recently. Pic: Keith on 1976 Honda CB-125..
Mr. Grumpy by Michelle Mills
Sometimes life's greatest gifts are hard to see.....
MRI or CAT by Harold Hester
Acronyms can be confusing... especially in the medical community..
Mug Shots -- The Old Brown Mugs by Connie Faust
Just a couple of old mugs, but they give rise to reminiscing and renewal..
Mukhtar (Part One): The Adoption Chronicles. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A little orphan girl from India finds a brand new family in America...
Mukhtar. (Part Three) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Mukhtar Grace Eddiston, aged six, adopted from India, continues to adjust to her new surroundings and her new family in America...
Mukhtar. (Part Eight) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Mukhtar Grace and family are looking forward to the start of summer vacation: today is the last day of school for the children...
Mukhtar. (Part Four) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An update on the Eddiston family of Vermont, most notably, the only girl, Mukhtar Grace, who is now seven...
Mukhtar. (Part Nine) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Mukhtar Grace Eddleston is about to become a big sister twice over. And her mother is pregnant with her fourth child, which will bring the family to eight. Image of fall foliage (c) 2010, by Karla Dorman...
Mukhtar. (Part Seven) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An update on the Eddiston family of Montpelier, Vermont...
Mukhtar. (Part Six) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An update on a little girl who has joined her family from India over a year and a half ago...
Mukhtar. (Part Ten) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The Eddleston family has gotten bigger, thanks to the additions of two more boys. (This will be the last story where the main character will be known as Mukhtar; in future installments of this series, she will be called Grace.) Image of Christmas tree with lights (C) 2010, by Karla Dorman...
Mukhtar: The Adoption Chronicles. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Mukhtar Grace, adopted from India, continues to adjust to her new life in America, as reported by her father. Image (C) 2010, by Karla Dorman...
Mum Me And Mangos by Paul Mc Cann
A mother and son try to keep things going on a farm after the death of husband and father...
My Alabaster Box by Grace Reddick
Come along and follow me through the pages of my life as I battled with depression. Experience with me the devastation that occurs when you feel alone and neglected. ..
My Best Friend Pongo by Bob Caterino
This dog was the pick of the litter, and by this I mean he was the puppy that was twice the size of all the others. Right off the bat we should have figured this male dynamo was going to be trouble...
My Big Brother by Laura English
A story of how my brother will forever be 19 and how I will never forget the week of my 15th birthday. After I wrote this I felt a weight had been lifted and I am able to talk about him more!..
My Brother's Keeper by J Howard
It was actually not until years later that I understood what Child Abuse was...
My Brother, Travis: The Adoption Chronicles. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy writes about his new brother, who was adopted from Vietnam...
My Childhood at Camp Chimo by patriciarose gooderham
How exciting it was to get the opportunity to travel from one place to another so far away from Oakville. I just loved the fresh air, fishing, roasting marshmallows at the large campfires, and seeing new visitors arrive by plane, boat and looking at the giant Moose head with the cigarette hangin..
My Christian beliefs by Cody McGowan
So, basely what do Christian belief anyway? This is my Story...
My Christmas Garden - A Re-Post - by Tom Hyland
AAAH, I remember it well! Dean Martin - lyrics - "Sweet, sweet, the memories you gave to me... Memories are made of this..." AAAH... Nostalgia... "Come to me my Melancholy Baby..." "Primrose Lane, life's a Holiday, on Primrose Lane, even roses blooming in the lane..
My Dad Moses by Sara Cunningham
So I think I take after my dad, more than anyone else. He's a pretty weird guy, and well, I'm a pretty weird girl. I have lived with him since I was like three or four, because my mom couldn't handle us. I think it is really cool of him that he took us. Because really, I was tiny, and my..
My Dad's Flowers by Emile Tubiana
Childhood memories..
My Dad, My Hero" by Bo Drury
In honor of my Father..
My Daddy's Hands by Kathy Evans
An overview of how my Daddy's hands shaped and molded my life...
God blessed me with only one child. I can not and will not just sit around and watch her kill her bitter self on drugs!..
My Dear Louisiana: A Letter From Bill (Missing You So Much...:( ) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bill answers his wife's latest email from Sri Lanka. His nerves are frazzled, as two of the children (Johnny and Ronee') have constantly been bickering, and it is starting to wear thin on his nerves...
My Dear Louisiana: A Letter From Bill To His Wife (Who Is Now In Sri Lanka) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bill emails his wife, Louisiana, who is now in Sri Lanka...
My Discovery of Love by arizona hawkins
Nothing on God’s green earth is greater than love. Everyone wants it; everyone needs it; and I have never been without it...
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What did your Josephine tell you? Josephine in Her words
by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri

“Josephine In Her Words”. Who can dispute the words of wisdom giving by a loving mom? Born 1916 in a remote Italian Village, and not knowing how to read or write. Joseph..  
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The Goatfooted Children: Preface
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The Goat Footed Children chronicles the stories of fourteen individuals who have dyslexia, their struggles and triumphs, their tragedies and successes. It explores a ran..  
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