Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Nordette Adams, iDeanna Jewel, iRosemary Patterson, iRobert Wood, iStan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski), iPamela Ackerson, iWilliam Lowenkamp, i

  Home > Inspirational > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,507 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Black Smoke
by Robin Leigh Miller

Paranormal Romance with lots of action, adventure and romance...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Books by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
· An Update: Mule Face, May 2014.
· Bonds.
· An Update: Pastor Bruce Bilkey, May 2014.
· Oktavius D'Mariel: Special Needs Parenting 101.
· An Update: Gabrielo Bustamente, May 2014.
· An Update: Blondelle Hawkins, May 2014.
· Anastaysia Hope: Special Needs Parenting 101.
           >> View all 7,357

A woman learns to accept her sister, who was severely burned in a fire.

For the longest time, Cara couldn't look at her sister.  

Her sister, four years younger, had been horribly burned in a house fire.  Chelsea suffered burns to her face, neck, upper chest, shoulders, and arms.  She was in the hospital for nearly a year and still faced years of reconstructive surgery.  

Her sister used to be beautiful, with russet-colored tresses, sea-green eyes that changed color depending on her mood, long, silken lashes that brushed tender, pink-tinged cheeks, a straight, thin nose, pretty full lips, and an oval shaped face.  Now Chelsea looked completely different; whenever people looked at her, they would quickly turn away or stare, or even go as far as asking questions that bothered Cara to the core.

Kids were the worst.  They pointed, they laughed, they stared, and worst of all, they teased her, calling Chelsea a freak or monster.  The words stabbed Cara's heart.  This was no monster they were referring to: this was her very own flesh and blood, her little sister!

Whenever Cara heard people teasing or laughing at her sister, she would become so enraged her face would turn beet red and her eyes would literally turn red with rage.  She would then run after the kids (or adults), demanding that they stop teasing Chelsea right this instant, or she was going to call the police on them.

Even despite her severe disabilities, Chelsea remained the same sweet, shy, demure person she had always been (though at times Chelsea would sink into moments of deep depression).  Cara had never seen anything quite like it.

Chelsea had a very strong spirit.  She was determined to grab life by the horns and get her life back on track, even in light of all the surgeries or hospital stays that loomed ahead of her.  Cara was amazed at her sister's unfaltering courage.

Her sister's spirit got Cara thinking.  She thought to herself, if Chelsea could still enjoy life after a life-altering accident, then by God, she could as well.  That was when she made the important decision of standing by her younger sister, no matter what life threw at her, and be there for her, through thick and thin, through sunshine and rain, through the bad times as well as the good.

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/5/2012
Quite the story here, Karen. Well done.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/4/2012
Beautiful, Karen. Inside and out. Well written.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Popular Inspirational Stories
1. The Resurrection of Christ: history or hoa
2. Random Acts of Kindness
3. Trust Me
4. Shaylen'es Story (I'm Just A Little Girl P
5. 'No Hands, No Feet, No Problem. ...': My S
6. Small Blessings
7. Walking Stan Home
8. Dr. Mohamed Osman Buwe
9. Getting Your Life Back
10. Worries Are Like Small Potatoes

Damaged Merchandise, Poems and Stories of An Alcoholic Addict by Dave Harm

"Damaged Merchandise," is a book about hope and dreams. Even those lost in an alcoholic or drug induce haze, have dreams. They were just lost or "damaged" due to the abuse. With..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

In the Face of Evil by Belle Ami

In the Face of Evil is the extraordinary true story of a young girl’s coming of age during the decimation of the Holocaust. A Jewish teen survives the German invasion, t..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.