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All Family Short Stories

25 Most Recent Family Short Stories

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Snowkill by Richard Kallao
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Snuggle This by Richard Kallao
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Soft red Cushions by Terry Michaels
Childhood memories of church...
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Soft-boiled Eggs by P-M Terry Lamar
Life's surprises include pleasant simple actions by our loved ones...
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Somethings Funny On the Farm by Marilyn Friesen
If you get the idea to steal someone's pig, be careful it might backfire on you!..
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Son and Father Commune by Alan Busch
Growing Up On the Phone ... NOTE TO READERS: PLEASE READ MY POEM 'FOR ZAC' BEFORE READING THIS PIECE. OK? THANK YOU!..
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Soon To Have Family In America by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Little Sri Lankan orphan, Rani Kalpana Kumaratunga, who is now recovering from a head injury, is now in an orphanage, where she is awaiting to go to her new adoptive family in America. The little girl is now learning English, and she is writing with the help of one of her teachers at the orphanage; ..
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Southern Charm And A Glass Of Ice Tea by Debbie Russell
A Family's life spent in the South with Adventures in and around an Old Magnolia Tree...
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Speaking of Important Stuff With My Dad by Alan Busch
An excerpt from Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me. My father and I lived a lfetime together within the time frame of two months. NOTE: IF THE FONT PARTLY DISAPPEARS, JUST RUN YOUR MOUSE OVER IT AND IT"LL REAPPEAR...
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Spider by Blue Sleighty
Just a fun, short story. A little moment in time with my adult daughter. ..
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Splat by Richard Kallao
original don't try and be like someone else its more fun to be someone like you . ..
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Spoon Touching by Richard Kallao
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Spring Treasures by S Hugo
SPRING TREASURES "A Mother's Day Tribute"..
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Spring.: The Adoptive Chronicles. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A family welcomes a new addition from China as their newest daughter...
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Squirrels For Molly by Jeff Landau
This is an experiment with photos and captions. A small squirrel album. Click on the web address for the album..
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Special-Needs Children Need Love, Too!! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
This is a letter to those who feel obligated to make comments or remarks regarding my children. Dated: August 14, 2002. To All Who Question My Abilities as a Mother: This is Louisiana Sandusky writing. I am sitting here at the computer, writing this note to you all. I..
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Stand Tall by Richard Kallao
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Starting Over by Joe Prentis
Life isn't always fair or easy, but there are ways to find your way back...
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State Fair! ~Part Five~ by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The final installment in the Sandusky family's fair adventures. They see Loretta Lynn in concert. (I will conclude the series tomorrow with M'buti's fair experiences; hope you will enjoy the story! (This is especially for you, Kate Clifford; SORry for leaving y'all hanging like I did yesterday!)..
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State Fair! ~Part Four~ by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The Sandusky family heads on back to the state fair for a day of fun and frolic. Tonight they will cap off a fun-filled day with a Loretta Lynn concert...
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State Fair! ~Part One~ by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The Sandusky family hits the fair trail. The idea from this story came about because our state fair here in Texas started for a three week run. It started yesterday, and I may be going in a week or two. Hope you like this story! Enjoy! :D (Don't eat too much fair food or go on too many wil..
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State Fair! ~Part Two~ by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The continuing fair adventures of the Sandusky family as they tackle rides, large crowds, long lines, and a group of active and adventurous children...
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State Fair! Conclusion (?) (~By M'buti~)* by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The last in this series; I am sorry for ending this series; but I AM glad for all that you have enjoyed thusly! Thanks for your kind reviews on my fair tales; I have really enjoyed doing this series! *M'buti may write another tale in this series; who knows? So this series may NOT be done J..
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State Fair!: Part Three (~By M'buti) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The Sanduskys weren't the only ones to visit the fair. M'buti and Roberto Sormiento had their turn as well at the fair. Here is a fair guide as viewed by M'buti.....
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State Fair!: Version 2004 ~Part Eight~ (By Steffi, aged 17 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The fair as seen by one of the older kids...
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State Fair!: Version 2004 (Part Fifteen, by Barbara, aged 15) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Barbara writes in the journal prior to the Loretta Lynn show...
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State Fair!: Version 2004 (Part Six, As Told By Barbara) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Barbara takes a turn to write her thoughts in the family's "fair diary" about the fair. (Author's Note: I know better than to get on a ride like the Booster! The thing may KILL me if I try to ride it; can't handle those wild thrill machines like I used to, and I DO know my limits....LOL ..
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State Fair!: Version 2004 (Part Ten) (By Anh Kim) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Anh's entry into the family's fair diary...
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State Fair!: Version 2004 -Part Eleven- (by Johnny, aged 11 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny writes down his thoughts in the family's ongoing fair journal while they are at the Tennessee State Fair. This is his second entry...
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State Fair!: Version 2004 ~Part Five~ (By Bill Sandusky) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ths Sanduskys are busy at the fair, whether it be testing the rides on the midway, looking at exhibits, listening to music, or eating fair food. This is father Bill's fair entry...
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State Fair!: Version 2004 ~Part Twelve~ (By Ronee', aged 11 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' 's second entry into the family's fair journal...
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State Fair!: Version 2004 Part Thirteen (by Ronee', aged 11 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' writes again in her family's fair journal before she goes off heading towards the midway and then performing later in the day, where she is opening up for Loretta Lynn, her favorite singer...
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State Fair!: Version 2004, Part Fourteen (By Johnny, aged 11 1/2) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny's latest entry into the family's fair journal. He is still trying to stay off the rides and trying to keep his stomach from acting up...
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State Fair!: Version 2004, Part NIne (As Told by Summer Song) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The Sandusky family spends yet another fun-filled, exciting day at the fair. Karla and I did this very thing ourselves; but we went to the TEXAS State Fair, not the Tennessee State Fair. We had a blast! :) ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*..
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State Fair!: Version 2004, Part Seven (By Jodie, aged 13) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jodie offers her views about the fair, where her family is spending a fun-filled day. She types this on her word-board via her head pointer that she wears to hit the keys on the computer. She can't talk much verbally, so this helps her to communicate better...
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Ten Prayers and the Way the Lord Would Answer Them According to His Word by J MC
Interesting: Ten Prayers and the Way the Lord Would Answer Them According to His Word ..
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Tennis Memories by Keith John Paul Horcasitas
Memories of playing tennis in high school and with family, as well as a fun match held once with a friend...
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Terri's Journal (Entry Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Terri Ben Ami writes in her journal, as a way to help her heal from the recent loss of her oldest child, who was nine years old...
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Thank You For Your Prayers~Dear Kendra: A Letter From Louisiana Mayrah In Tennessee by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana emails her friend in Soulsbysville, California after Kendra has emailed her...
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Thanking Grandma by Elaine Smith
You get the opportunity to say something to someone who has passed on to another life. I chose my Grandma, for the roots she provided for my family...
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Steady Progress: A Conversation With Maddie and Anurgaini w/Sarah Tagert by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Anuragini~ says: I was one of the unwanted, the lowest of low in India and sometimes I feel bad when Mamma Kendra spends alot of money on me, because I think back to all the kids in India, and in other places who go to bed without food in their bellies Maddie says: yeah, I lived o..
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Steffi's Journals: Getting Ready To Go Up North ... (March 31, 2012) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Steffi Sandusky and her fiance', Tank Griswald, leave for Tennessee in the morning, where they are going to spend Easter with her family, who lives in Nashville. Image of petunias (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Steve Rogers by Harold Hester
Honesty, complete honesty is sometimes rare but always welcomed...
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Stinky Little Brothers... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A girl writes about the disadvantages of having younger brothers...
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Stop the Bull by Richard Kallao
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Storage Auctions & Christmas by Keith John Paul Horcasitas
A short story about my first experiences recently at a storage auction and how that applied to giving me a better understanding of the real meanings for Advent and Christmas. "Will there be any room at my inn for the Lord or will I turn Him away by what I have stored?"..
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Story #1,660: Dear Louie: Diane Renee' Aguilar Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Diane Aguilar, Louie's South Texas friend in Del Rio, finally writes to her friend after spending about a month in the hospital for cancer treatment. She has brain cancer, but she is determined to try to beat it...
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Story #300: What I'd Like To See Happen This Year (By Ronee', a Story Poem) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
This is what I want for the New Year; I want to share it with you; And I hope what YOU want for the New Year will come true! For starters, I want to regain my health and my dignity; I want people to treat me normally despite my disabilities. Secondly, I want terrorism to st..
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Stuck With Me! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A girl writes about living in a family that doesn't understand her...
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Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me (under massive construction) by Alan Busch
Post-hospital update about my father's condition followed by a discussion of the stuff he won't tell me...
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