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25 Most Recent Family Short Stories

Perspectives: Being Adopted. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A girl shares her adoption story...
Philip Bermingham Letter by Jill Kersey
Letter written for upscale photographer in Washington, D.C...
Phoebe Pearson And Family: An Update, March 2009. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An update on a very special family in Burleson, Texas. ..
Pity me Once Shame on you Pity me Twice shame on Me Pity me Three times by Richard Kallao
original ..
Please Don't Stare At Her! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A teenaged girl writes of her disabled younger sister, who uses crutches and leg braces to walk because of cerebral palsy; and she worries about people's reactions. Kudos to Karla: she just named the unnamed narrator of this story! The teenaged narrator is now named Robin! I'll ..
Please, One Huge Fish by Richard Provencher
A short, short story about Mackerel fishing on the Atlantic Ocean, off-shore from Halifax, Nova Scotia. ..
Please. Look at me!" by andrea peters
The intimacy of eye contact...
Poor Judgement by Richard Kallao
Pre Face to I Married Satan by LaDonna Smith
Check out the Preface to the book I Married will make you want to read the rest or the book...please let me know your thoughts and enjoy..
Premonition... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A mother's intuition is usually right in most instances when she feels that someone in her family is in danger or is in need of help...
Presenting Benjamin Matthew Suarez!: The Adoption Chronicles by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A family gets the news they've waited months to hear: the son they have wanted has finally become their child, legally--and permanently...
Prologue to Growing Up Burns by Carolyn Matherne
This was written shortly after my fathers death, a time I was wallowing in reflective grief.The drawing is of my sister Margaret who recently married and specifically asked me to draw her a picture. This was what I came up with...
Prom in an East Texas Town by Elaine Carey
What happens when the Pastor's daughter grows up and goes to prom..
Promise Hope Is Here!!: Sarah Wright's Journal (5/18/09) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The newest member of the Wright family has finally arrived from Africa; the family is estatic...
Pub Pops by Robin Adams
This is a fictional account of my father's experiences during the birth of his first two children...
Puerto Rican Paradise by Sunayna Prasad
A girl spends her vacation in Puerto Rico...
Pumpkin and Lilac by Roxanne Smolen
Death from a child's perspective...
Punishment by Deep Rajvansh
It's a true story of a couple who were made for each other Ruhi was not a beautiful woman and Roger was a handsome guy but the destiny was not with them. Till the end of life both were dedicted to each other by fulfilling their duties of life. After the death of Roger Ruhi's life became a tragic pla..
Puppy Love - 1st Birthday 2006 by Vena McGrath
Shaye's 1st Birthday..
Pure Gold by Jean Roetter
an unexpected moment of pure golden pleasure..
Pure Joy ( Kendra's Letter to Lousiana) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Kendra writes to Louisiana of the excitement she feels as little Anna is already on a flight, waiting to meet her new family.....
Put on the Mind of Christ by Sherry Little
Loving and Living the Gospel and to be more like Jesus. Walking in all His ways and letting Jesus be your guide...
Quality Time by Eileen Granfors
A fictionalized look at life with Major Dad. It has been a year since he lost his fight with cancer. I miss him more than I expected I would. He taught me a lot about life and rules and a particular kind of tough love...
Questions Kids Ask About Me Or My Family by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I briefly touched on questions people ask regarding me and my family. They ask things like "How can kids of so many colors be a part of the same family?", "Why did you adopt kids who are so handicapped instead of adopting kids who are healthy?", or "How do you POSSIBLY take care of so many kids; yo..
Rachel Dian Smith's Journal (Second Entry). 2/18/09) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Rachel Dian Smith writes in her journal prior to going to her doctor's appointment...
Rachel Dian Smith's Journal, First Entry. (1/22/09) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Rachel Dian Smith starts her journal; this is her first attempt...
Rachel Diane Smith's Journal (Third Entry) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Rachel Dian Smith writes in her journal after a few months' hiatus. She lets us know what is going on with her and her family. Image (C) 2006, Karla Dorman...
Raheem's Gift by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I had loved Raheem from the first time I saw his precious face on that photo, but being there, being able to take Raheem home was wonderful. ..
Railroad by Richard Kallao
Railroad ll:Airport by Richard Kallao
Railroad lll: Never Learn by Richard Kallao
Raising Special-Needs Children: A Mom's Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I am the adoptive parent of 50 children. Not just ANY child, mind you; I am the adoptive parent of 50 "special-needs" children, meaning that they are older than the age of one year, are part of a specific "sibling group" where the siblings CANNOT be separated, are of mixed racial parentage (such as..
Read Now The Newly Published These Lights We Kindle at by Alan Busch
A story of a "nes", a miracle for today because tonight is the first night of CHANUKAH ... "NES GADOL HAYA SHAM", A GREAT MIRACLE HAPPENED THERE. If you have a Chanukah dreidel, note the four Hebrew letters, one placed on each side of the four-sided dreidel. The "Nun" refers to the..
Rebekka Rachel Writes Again May.17.07 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
It's after midnight, really Friday May Eighteenth here in Tenesse, but I felt I should write anyway, Susie will be in the hospital a few more days, we are still unsure to the exact extent of damage done, but she is conscious now, and we are of course thankful for that. I have been lifting..
Rebekka Rachel's Journal Dec.26.06 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Danniella is doing good, as is Maddie, Maddie has another appointment next week to check how she is doing physically, otherwise she is on cloud nine. I am too, I cant believe Danniella is back, that she is alive, that she is not really dead. I still find myself shaking myself to make sure it ..
Rebekka Writes ... Feb. 18, 2014. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Rebekka Sandusky writes in her journal...
Rebekka Writes .... (Feb. 20, 2014). by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnathon is in the hospital for a few days to get needed fluids, but other than that, he is okay, much to everyone's relief. Image (c) 2011 by Karla Dorman...
Red Letter Day by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
All it takes is a simple phone call to turn a good day into a GREAT day!..
Redemption by Richard Kallao
Redemption by Sam Vaknin
My grandfather sat on a divan, back stiff and eyes tight-shut, when the news arrived. At the age of seventy, his body still preserved the womanizer's tensile, proud, virility...
Reflects the mirror by Sandra Ferrara Gentry
A woman reflects upon her fleeting youth, as she watches her children grow up...
Relative Terror by JoAnna Drelleshak
Going home is never easy but sometimes, it can be down right scary. (Some Editing done 9.12.13) ..
Remember, Molly? by Sharon Rose
An old man remembers days gone by and shows us how true love never dies...
Remembering Dad by Lisa Rambo
Seeing my father's dream die. A short-short story that will live in my heart forever. ..
Remembering Rhubarb Pie by Mary Cunningham
I look back fondly on the love and attention from my grandmother...but oh, her rhubarb pie! ..
Rena's Redemption Part Three by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Thanfully someone opened their eyes and saw Rena's best interst, and just friend Rena was officially adopted by me! I know Rena thought something amazing was happening, she was smiling and laughing and so full of joy, the fight is finally over Rena is mine, praise the Lord!..
Reproducing of God's Blessing in the Rest Day by DARAGRA PHONEKYAW
In Seven days of the Week. Six days for others and our earning One day for our family to eat Godís Blessings and stay in the rest like God staying..
Rescued By Love: The Evans Family of Ohio: Their Story by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An inspirational tale of hope and healing in the midst of incredible handicaps and hardship, as faced by a family who took in 15 special-needs children...
Resigning to Fate by Nduka Onwuegbute
He's been in a coma, now he's back. Then he realises he just might have resigned his job before.....
View Photo of Rest In Peace (story #7 in Emily Series) Read excerpt from Rest In Peace (story #7 in Emily Series) Rest In Peace (story #7 in Emily Series) by chantal Bellehumeur
Short story published in the November 22 2013 issue of The Suburban Online Magazine..
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Family Stories
1. God's Cake
2. A Story Simply Told
3. He Said, She Said
4. The More, The Merrier: The Kincaid Family
5. Perspectives: Being Adopted.
6. The Stolen Car
7. Family Affair: Fun At The State Fair!!
8. Somethings Funny On the Farm
9. Doorway...
10. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday (excerpt)
12. All-American Dad.
13. Shalom: New Additions, Faith and Love...Re
14. Things Left Undone
15. An Update: M'Buti And Roberto Moore, Janua
16. My Granny
17. What makes the good old days the good old
18. Hannah's Story: The Adoption Chronicles.
19. S'olange.
20. Shave and a Haircut

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by Helen Vandepeer

A christmas story for children of all ages that can be enjoyed anytime of the year.Easy large print..  
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Alec [Alexander Trilogy Book One]
by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

This is a story about a family of three wherein all members fulfill their dreams in different,sometimes amazing, ways...  
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