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  • Nearly every child undergoes a number of formative experiences before reaching adolescence. It is impossible to gauge which of these will impact, in an uplifting or dispiriting influence

    Short Stories About Childhood Struggles

    Short Stories About Childhood Struggles

    by Colleen Swan2

  • Post-feminist revolution, 1950's housewives carry a certain amount of hip kudos. Now that we have equality (or a facsimile thereof) we don't have to be on the defensive anymore. We can wear a stiff, full skirt, vintage aprons, masses of lipstick, absurd hair and play at having afternoon teas and being as ultra-feminine and retro as we want.

    A Day in the Life of a 1950s Housewife

    A Day in the Life of a 1950s Housewife

    by Jane Bovary126

  • God loves children and has a special relationship with them. He expects Christian adults to nurture and protect them and pass on to each child a godly heritage. That includes not only our own offspring but all the children of this world. They belong to God and we are his stewards to care for them.

    Suffer the Children to Come

    Suffer the Children to Come

    by Jeff Shirley2

  • God is our Creator. Sometimes he allows pieces of our lives to fall apart. When we entrust ourselves to Him, He will put all the pieces of our lives back together, either now or in eternity.

    God Puts the Pieces of Our Lives Together

    God Puts the Pieces of Our Lives Together

    by Lori Colbo19

  • A Mother's Day poem, dedicated to my mom and all the other hard working mothers in the world who are more than just a mother, who have spent their lives tirelessly raising children, and who have given their bodies, hearts, and souls to making sure we are all alive today.

    Mother's Day Poem: My Mom is More Than Just a Mother

    Mother's Day Poem: My Mom is More Than Just a Mother

    by JourneyHolm6

  • A look at a story drawn from Norse mythology, concerning efforts to bind the great wolf, Fenrir, who was destined to play a significant role on Ragnarok - the end of the world in Norse myth.

    Norse Mythology: The Binding of Fenrir

    Norse Mythology: The Binding of Fenrir

    by Dallas Matier0

  • This fictional Venus in Pisces people are so romantic, they put the rest of the Zodiac to shame. Check the link at the bottom of the first paragraph, to see what sign your Venus is in!

    Venus in Pisces Love

    Venus in Pisces Love

    by Jean Bakula27

  • Psalm 23 is the best known and most popular of all the psalms. Many people know this psalm by heart. The psalm is loved by Jews and Christians alike, speaking as it does of God’s protection and care.

    Psalm 23: A Sheep's Testimony

    Psalm 23: A Sheep's Testimony

    by Margaret Minnicks3

  • Is it a spit in the face of a rebellion if you sit and watch in comfort? What is worth risking your world?

    Guts Rot

    Guts Rot

    by Yamuna Hrodvitnir0

  • Love is happy from the very beginning, yet painful at the end.

    NOT A HAPPY ENDING

    NOT A HAPPY ENDING

    by Katherine Rose Cortez2

  • Most people love receiving blessings from God. Did you know God gives two kinds of blessings? Do you know what they are?

    Two Types of Blessings

    Two Types of Blessings

    by Margaret Minnicks1

  • Is God like my father? See life through my little girls eyes and the terror of living with a raging Dad. Then learn how I came to know God as my All in All and Jesus His son as my Savior and Lord.

    My Personal Encounter With God

    My Personal Encounter With God

    by Susan Ream36

  • People spend far too much time trying to figure out how to make people happy and comfortable. Sure, you can get ahead by impressing people; but it is far more fun to get ahead using intimidation and other nefarious tactics to make people...

    How to Make People Uncomfortable

    How to Make People Uncomfortable

    by Simone Haruko Smith91

  • Child sexual abuse is perhaps the worst offense a human being can commit. Given that strong statment, it is incomprehensible for mentally healthy people to believe that child sexual abuse is prevalent in society, and it has always been so. Some...

    Forever Changed: A Story of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Flash Fiction)

    Forever Changed: A Story of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Flash Fiction)

    by Rachelle Williams6

  • This fictional piece about Venus in Taurus lovers are among the "Lovers of the Zodiac" since they are sweet and sincere. Check out to see where your Venus is.

    Venus in Taurus Love

    Venus in Taurus Love

    by Jean Bakula8

  • Flowers love to dance with the first signal of warm air, this dance fills up whole universe with some distinguished vibrant rainbow colours.But this spring is not much colourful for Miss Megpy as her daughter is not with her anymore.

    When flowers bloom - A short story

    When flowers bloom - A short story

    by Nikki Khan27

  • My dad, Synco Schram de Jong, used to make little books for us and illustrated them with his lovely drawings. They often had a message of some kind. This one 's about listening to your parents.

    Fleas and Lice and a Bedtime Story

    Fleas and Lice and a Bedtime Story

    by Titia Geertman9

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  • It is worth hearing what Solomon, husband to many, has to say about women. His objective is to share insight and wisdom to young men, but women also benefit when they read what men say about them.

    Descriptions of Women in the Book of Proverbs

    Descriptions of Women in the Book of Proverbs

    by Dora Weithers45

  • 7 Characteristics of the Cheerleader in Your Life - Cheerleaders fall under the category of "consul" on the Myers Briggs Personality test. Myers Briggs puts the cheerleader in the extroverted category, but the cheerleader in your life might actually have come introverted characteristics.

    The Cheerleader Personality

    The Cheerleader Personality

    by Billie Kelpin0

  • Butterflies are beautiful, day-flying insects which feeds primarily on nectars. That's why these graceful, fluttery insects loves visiting flower gardens. But where did butterflies come from?

    The Legend of the First Butterfly

    The Legend of the First Butterfly

    by precy anza9

  • These talented floral artists have taken inspiration from much loved or well known hymns to interpret their favorite hymns by placing them between the legends of their town, Swaffham in North Norfolk.

    A Festival of Flowers With Songs of Praise

    A Festival of Flowers With Songs of Praise

    by Sally Gulbrandsen25

  • a couple find themselves in a different situation

    David and Kate

    David and Kate

    by harold withers2

  • People can walk in divine favor. Even so, it does not come automatically. There are some things to do to participate in your own blessings.

    Ways To Receive God's Favor

    Ways To Receive God's Favor

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • As the sun shines happily on the cool, rippling surface of the sea, cars drive towards the nearest parking space like they would never have another chance to see this exquisite scene. Children are the first out, and they run frantically towards the...

    Descriptive/Short Story: The Beach

    Descriptive/Short Story: The Beach

    by Claire Miller9

  • Some people say they don't know how to pray. Prayer is simply communicating with God. If people can talk, then they can talk to God.

    Prayer: Communication With God

    Prayer: Communication With God

    by Margaret Minnicks6

  • The "I am" statements of Jesus are listed as they are recorded in the Gospel of John. They are explained why Jesus used particular metaphors to emphasize who He was.

    7 "I Am" Statements of Jesus

    7 "I Am" Statements of Jesus

    by Margaret Minnicks18

  • When he gets a chance to flee, a captive tries to make his way to freedom. Will he be free at last? Find out in The Great Escape, a heart-warming tale of adventure for the child in us all.

    The Great Escape - A Short Story

    The Great Escape - A Short Story

    by Rham Dhel0

  • The wealth in the world could be tapped into as a resource for the greater good.

    The Problem of Wealth

    The Problem of Wealth

    by S P Austen4

  • In this short ghost story with a twist ending, a man, haunted by dark memories, spends forty years living alone on an isolated farm. One autumn day, he discovers another presence in his home that forces him to face the secrets of his past.

    Short Stories With Twist Endings: A Ghost Story

    Short Stories With Twist Endings: A Ghost Story

    by wayseeker24

  • I was recently asked by a friend to write a scary short story. As Halloween is approaching I thought what better time to do that than now? This very short flash fiction is the result.

    What a Hyde! a Flash Fiction Story

    What a Hyde! a Flash Fiction Story

    by John Hansen41

  • Jesus says Christians are the salt of the earth. However, if the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled by men, according to Matthew 5:13.

    Are You a Salty Christian? You Should Be

    Are You a Salty Christian? You Should Be

    by Margaret Minnicks1

  • This is a fictional Journal entry written in the voice of a young woman on the trail of tears. The journal entry is fiction however, the facts in the entry are true.

    Trail of Tears: Fictional Journal Entry

    Trail of Tears: Fictional Journal Entry

    by Lisa Chronister14

  • With Halloween approaching what better time than now for another collaboration with my friend Chris Mills. We have previously written a couple of short stories together and even collaborated on some poetry. This time we have a short horror tale for you to "enjoy."

    Be Not Afraid, a Terrifying Tale by John Hansen and Chris Mills

    Be Not Afraid, a Terrifying Tale by John Hansen and Chris Mills

    by John Hansen81

  • Many Christians use Psalm 46:10 as a type of contemplative prayer, but is this correct when considering the context? This verse can still be a comfort for Christians, but for the right reasons.

    Psalm 46:10 is Not About You

    Psalm 46:10 is Not About You

    by Chase Chartier10

  • Southwestern Arizona was speckled with small towns that arose from the expansion of mining and ranching. In many places the ground was fertile but always in need of water. Folks like Jack and Nell who were willing to work came to Arizona in hopes of making an adequate living and starting anew.

    A Tiny Story: Romance and Savagery in 19th Century Southwestern Arizona

    A Tiny Story: Romance and Savagery in 19th Century Southwestern Arizona

    by John R Wilsdon6

  • Put your detective skills to the test in this fictional murder mystery! Darcy Lawson has been murdered and it is up to you to figure out whodunit. DISCLAIMER: this story contains features some viewers may find disturbing.

    Solve The Murder Mystery: The Fragmented Family

    Solve The Murder Mystery: The Fragmented Family

    by Angel Harper0

  • Six titles seem adequate in a tribute to a good mother, one title for each letter in the word MOTHER. Find suggested words here, and make it a family project. Your creativity will make her proud.

    Six Titles for Mother: A Family Tribute

    Six Titles for Mother: A Family Tribute

    by Dora Weithers44

  • After a quarter century together, Ben and Kim find that their love has died. Their marriage is at a standstill and both decide on their own to seek love elsewhere. Individually, both desperate for change and wanting to find love, they each begin an affair.

    Short Story Fiction: The Affair

    Short Story Fiction: The Affair

    by Audrey Kirchner32

  • A story written the day after the concert by someone who was there. Read the teen's experience and the Times Entertainment Editior's story from a news clipping.

    The Beatles at Hollywood Bowl 1965

    The Beatles at Hollywood Bowl 1965

    by Sherry Venegas22

  • Mercury in Aquarius people are unique thinkers and have ideas many others would not think of. Do you want to learn more? Read on!

    Mercury in Aquarius Thinkers

    Mercury in Aquarius Thinkers

    by Jean Bakula2

  • The Book of Micah was written during a time of grievous sin and brutal warfare. Micah alternated between hope and despair for his people

    The Book of Micah and Forgiveness

    The Book of Micah and Forgiveness

    by Anna Watson1

  • This is a short story I wrote for an online contest, that won 3rd prize. If you love stories with a hint of mystery, a lot of suspense, masks, owls and other spooky things, this is for you. This is a story both adults and children will enjoy. ...

    Short Story:  Masquerade Ball

    Short Story: Masquerade Ball

    by Annie McMahon5

  • He watched the white hare race across the field and though he had tried to forget, still he remembered the legend that told of women who changed into hares... - a short story by Eva Weggelaar

    The White Hare - a fairy tale

    The White Hare - a fairy tale

    by Eva Weggelaar3

  • This is a story I wrote to accompany a sketch my brother did. He's not yet read it. Hope he likes it!

    Forbidden Love - A Short Story

    Forbidden Love - A Short Story

    by Shauna L Bowling22

  • This is a Fan Fiction article about a seniors who are spending their summer in the Adirondack Mountains. A widow and widower meet and find love they thought they would never happen again at their age.

    Love at my Age?

    Love at my Age?

    by Pamela Oglesby39

  • Curiosity, ignorance, freedom, and inhibition. A short story.

    Nescience

    Nescience

    by Yamuna Hrodvitnir2

  • Two short stories exploring the impact of bullying, both in terms of domestic domination and abuse about personal appearance

    Short Stories About Bullying

    Short Stories About Bullying

    by Colleen Swan10

  • A real story of a mountainous fairy encounter from the Appalachian Mountain region of West Virginia.

    Appalachian Fairy Encounter

    Appalachian Fairy Encounter

    by James Slaven2

  • Carl was a farmer in the State of Indiana where he raised corn and soybeans on his own land. One day he spotted somebody crossing one of his fields. After confronting the man, Carl learned one of the greatest lessons of his life.

    Trespassers: Short Fiction

    Trespassers: Short Fiction

    by Chris Mills38

  • Almost all human interaction involves the use of promises and lies at some level. Many people make promises but not all intend to keep them. It is quite a skill to seperate the truth from lies.

    Promises and Lies - Poetry Telling It Like It Is

    Promises and Lies - Poetry Telling It Like It Is

    by John Hansen50

  • How a special person taught children to respect people with special needs. Josie's gift to us was the lesson of acceptance and love.

    Respecting People With Special Needs

    Respecting People With Special Needs

    by Marcy Goodfleisch30

  • Christians are as subject to the temptations of the flesh as other people. And like other people, they sometimes find themselves in a wrong relationship they know they should have avoided. What then? How does one deal with the hurt of the break-up that seems inevitable? Is it too late to save marriages where partners are broken from betrayal?

    When You are Tormented by a Painful Love

    When You are Tormented by a Painful Love

    by Barbara Radisavljevic12

  • The Internet forums, chatrooms, and writing sites are filled with challenges for creative writers. And most of them center around on one’s ability to write the shortest story possible. So, this writer decides to take the challenge.

    Taking the Challenge: Writing the Shortest, Short Stories

    Taking the Challenge: Writing the Shortest, Short Stories

    by Dean Traylor5

  • The homeless person you see on the street may just have something unknown about their life.

    The Old Homeless Man

    The Old Homeless Man

    by Larry W Fish12

  • The road is rough and full of peril. But Jake needs to go through it to get to his destination. However, an old man is in his way.

    A Road through the Forest: A Fable

    A Road through the Forest: A Fable

    by Dean Traylor2

  • The characters in our favorite fairy tales are not doing so well in the land of fairies. Time has passed and they have grown up to face all the trials that former nursery rhyme stars face. Jack and Mary are no exception, but they work together to find a way out.

    Little Jack Horner...Not So Little Anymore: Short Fiction

    Little Jack Horner...Not So Little Anymore: Short Fiction

    by Chris Mills24

  • People who have Venus in Gemini are first attracted to another person by the way they think and speak. Then if the person interests them mentally, they may want to take it further.

    Venus in Gemini Love

    Venus in Gemini Love

    by Jean Bakula23

  • Have you ever seen a common house gecko? This harmless little creature lives in the home and there's an interesting legend on why this house lizard is known for on kissing the ground just before sundown.

    The Legend of the Lizard or Common House Gecko

    The Legend of the Lizard or Common House Gecko

    by precy anza2

  • Based off of the Norwegian fairy tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," this imaginative fractured fairy tale is a twist in perspective. Toll, the toll troll, tells his side of this short story. Showing the audience that things aren't always what they seem.

    Fractured Fairy Tale: The True Story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Fractured Fairy Tale: The True Story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    by JourneyHolm3

  • Life has many mazes. It's the irony of life that makes one wonder why they are happening and yet without these, one will never learn what life is all about. Life experiences are the best teachers that teach us how to live a better life. Whatever they are, one must live them and learn from them.

    The Irony of Life: A Short Story by Felisa Daskeo

    The Irony of Life: A Short Story by Felisa Daskeo

    by Felisa Daskeo3

  • Among Tony’s three best friends is Boris, a recent Russian Immigrant who has a bone to pick with the mayor. He attempts to even the score over a dog pooping citation using tactics from back home.

    Baby Back Ribs and Russian Vodka:  Short Story by cam

    Baby Back Ribs and Russian Vodka: Short Story by cam

    by Chris Mills37

  • They look as if they're alive, flickering in the night sky. Where did the stars come from? Here is a Filipino legend on how the stars came to be the stars that fascinate us.

    The Legend of the Stars

    The Legend of the Stars

    by precy anza27

  • Loneliness is one of the most pervasive plagues of the human condition. Yet, it is often one of the most difficult subjects for society as a whole to address. These stories focus upon sources of isolation

    Short Stories about Loneliness and Isolation

    Short Stories about Loneliness and Isolation

    by Colleen Swan23

  • A fictional tale about two Venus in Virgo people, who wonder if a platonic relationship can successfully change into a romantic one. What do you think? I'd like to hear!

    Venus in Virgo Love

    Venus in Virgo Love

    by Jean Bakula14

  • Losing a parent is hard. With no family, only having one friend is better than having no one. But what if there is a secret? A secret that may destroy the only good relationship Julia has? She is about to take that chance. Let the secret be revealed.

    I Am Daddy's Little Girl: A Short Story

    I Am Daddy's Little Girl: A Short Story

    by Miss Anjel5

  • Change is happening all around us every day. This article is all about the winds of change and includes a list of the top ten things that will always change in life and in the world.

    10 Things That Will Always Change

    10 Things That Will Always Change

    by Cristale Adams13

  • Psalm 1 is the introduction to all the 150 psalms. The psalmist contrasts the fate of the righteous with the fate of the wicked.

    Psalm 1: Explained in Detail

    Psalm 1: Explained in Detail

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • One day strolling through the park, Ellie met a handsome young man named Mark. She batted her eyelashes at him and he bought her flowers. They fell madly in love. "You must meet my beautiful daughters, Sophie and Emma," he said, "You will love...

    Cinderella: From the Wicked Stepmother's Point of View

    Cinderella: From the Wicked Stepmother's Point of View

    by Pippa Packer13

  • Elizabeth Bishop has learned this art of losing perfectly. She wrote the poem "One Art" to inspire the reader to learn and master this one art we are always afraid of learning.

    How to Learn The Art of Losing?

    How to Learn The Art of Losing?

    by Tajwer Shakir0

  • Excerpt - The unabashed requirement of watching at least one film every day quite often kept her from social amalgamations of fun and normalcy.

    The Movie Buff - A Short Story

    The Movie Buff - A Short Story

    by Tiyasha Maitra0

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  • A dark flash fiction tale with elements of suspense, written in response to a challenge issued by a fellow writer and inspired by a writing prompt from somewhere else.

    Analisa

    Analisa

    by Shannon Henry41

  • Throughout the pages of the Bible, the word "bread" is mentioned. Bread is used to provide physical nourishment as well as a symbol for spiritual satisfaction.

    Bread and Its Spiritual Significance

    Bread and Its Spiritual Significance

    by Margaret Minnicks7

  • Psalms is a popular book of the Bible. It is not to be studied like other books. The book of Psalms is easy to understand when you know some background information instead of trying to interpret what the psalmists said thousands of years ago.

    How to Study the Psalms

    How to Study the Psalms

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • Author's Note: A word about mia noi or minor wives For married men to have minor wives is a common practice in both Thai and Lao societies. A minor wife is a mistress in which a married man will have in addition to his major wife, who watches over...

    Lao Folktales : The Crescent Moon Comb

    Lao Folktales : The Crescent Moon Comb

    by dohn12125

  • Patience is the brother of wisdom. Cultivate a passion for learning patience in all things. You are the master of your own destiny.

    Nature's Secret Is Patience

    Nature's Secret Is Patience

    by Audrey Hunt51

  • Two men battle to the top of a mountain on a quest for domination. Through blood, sweat, and tears they come to a mutual realization about man's relation to man. Word count-480

    Victors and Lesser Men:  Free Write by cam

    Victors and Lesser Men: Free Write by cam

    by Chris Mills17

  • Three flash fiction stories on the theme of war, exploring bravery, despair, resilience and consequences. Is battle as glorious as it is claimed, or merely a catalyst of destruction and human misery?

    Tales of War - Flash Fiction Stories

    Tales of War - Flash Fiction Stories

    by CMHypno2

  • Cloe and Ivy have the same dream where the Spirit of God brings new life and purpose to them. Dr. Wong is deeply moved when they both share the dream with him.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 8

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 8

    by Lori Colbo11

  • There are a few more days left in National Poetry Month, so I decided to try to write an Acrostic Poem. Here are a few dedicated to my kids and grandchild. Have you written an acrostic poem?

    An Acrostic Poem for My Children and Grand-Daughter

    An Acrostic Poem for My Children and Grand-Daughter

    by Gina Welds Hulse10

  • suzettenaples She heard the echo of the waves lapping onto the shore in her ears and the squalk of sea gulls in the hazy blue sky. She smelled the salt air, the sand and the water. It all imbued her senses. She felt the sand squishing between her...

    A Day at the Beach - a fiction short story

    A Day at the Beach - a fiction short story

    by Suzette Walker40

  • An old woman pushes a shopping cart around the city and rescues the lost and discarded. She adopts them as her own and gives them a second chance at life.

    Oh, My Babies:  Flash Fiction by cam

    Oh, My Babies: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills22

  • Bunny lives in a hotel in California's Central Valley. Her story is one of abuse and turmoil. A young woman devastated by drugs who survivals doing what she must. The lives of childhood victims are not pleasant ones. She became a foster child and then entered the correctional system...

    Bunny's Story: Trauma and a Young Woman's Shattered Life

    Bunny's Story: Trauma and a Young Woman's Shattered Life

    by Finnegan Williams16

  • Can a world collapse through the lack of moral conscience? Can wars be started and food supplies ended because a moral conscience was missing? And can a moral conscience create an Eden on earth?

    Essay: The Importance of Moral Conscience

    Essay: The Importance of Moral Conscience

    by Tessa Schlesinger10

  • A Tactical Squad of the Ultramarines Fifth Company is sent forth on a mission on Calth to escort a troubled repair crew. A short story set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

    The Routine Job

    The Routine Job

    by Pollyanna Jones0

  • After a month and a half of tormenting grief and despondency, Ivy shakes her fist at God and turns a corner. Dr. Wong himself is depressed, alarming his family. He pays a special visit to the chapel.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 11

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 11

    by Lori Colbo11

  • Courage and hope in the face of jeopardy, empathy and determination pitted against tremendous odds in a strange land where events are just as anomalous as they are unexpected.

    Rescue Mission: A Short Story

    Rescue Mission: A Short Story

    by Michael-Duncan0

  • Seventeen year old Maddy returns to the place where a tragedy occurred the year before, a tragedy for which she feels personally responsible. Will the visit bring healing or renew the grief?

    Sudden Storm:  Flash Fiction by Cam

    Sudden Storm: Flash Fiction by Cam

    by Chris Mills62

  • Scores of people like nothing more than shopping at tag sales and antique shops. Everyone hopes to find a treasure hidden amid the relics of the past. Along the same vein, we can never know the true history of the item we are purchasing or what secrets it may be keeping.

    5 Terrifying Tales of Real-Life Cursed Objects

    5 Terrifying Tales of Real-Life Cursed Objects

    by Cindy Parmiter5

  • I found this little pigeon in my parking lot all by itself — defenceless and vulnerable. There was no chance it was making it through the night there by itself. I brought it home. The next morning shocked me, yet also taught me a lesson I have always recalled.

    The Pigeon - Short Story

    The Pigeon - Short Story

    by Trihorus3

  • A foolhardy eleven-year-old girl meets with misfortune on a joyride on her bike. Who would have thought it would bring about an unlikely connection with the neighborhood curmudgeon.

    The Folly of Miss Einstein: Flash Fiction

    The Folly of Miss Einstein: Flash Fiction

    by Lori Colbo16

  • This article corrects myths relating to the environment's effect on the happiness of gnomes and suggests 10 easy-to-follow rules to create a home environment in which gnomes are likely to flourish. Relying on recent research from The Gnome Project, we compiled this updated, guide for gnome lovers.

    10 Things You Can Do to Make Your Gnomes Happy

    10 Things You Can Do to Make Your Gnomes Happy

    by Richard Green1

  • Heroic Sons are my song lyrics in tribute to my beloved sons who are not only my heroes, but heroes to the public, as well. It is not their occupations that make them my heroes, however; it is their courageous souls. Enjoy these lyrics with “Nights in White Satin”, by The Moody Blues, below!

    Heroic Sons, Songwriting

    Heroic Sons, Songwriting

    by Tamara Yancosky15

  • The Bible records the stories of several women who were barren. That list includes Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Hannah in the Old Testament and Elizabeth in the New Testament. Here is Hannah's story.

    Benefits of Your Barrenness

    Benefits of Your Barrenness

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • Hyacinth has lived in the Bakersfield suburb of Oildale since the late 1990's. Upon her arrival, she managed to find an office job. After relapsing, her life took a turn and she found herself in turmoil. She shares her true story and some of the underworld elements of this California Community.

    The Mean Streets of Oildale

    The Mean Streets of Oildale

    by Finnegan Williams38

  • To nurture their desire for success, here are six great Bible verses students can adopt as guiding principles throughout the year. Even younger students can benefit if someone reads and explains them.

    Six Great Bible Verses for the New School Year

    Six Great Bible Verses for the New School Year

    by Dora Weithers59

  • Some churches set aside a time during a service for people to give a testimony. Unfortunately, there is no format or guidelines for the speakers to use. Some testimonies end up being everything except what they were intended to be.

    Tips for Giving an Effective Testimony in Church

    Tips for Giving an Effective Testimony in Church

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • This couple made the mistake of a lifetime but learned a valuable lesson. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. A fictional story complete on this page.

    The Want Book Mystery

    The Want Book Mystery

    by Peg Cole28

  • When I was a toddler, my father was self-employed and was able to spend his days with me.  He would let me pick out my own unmatched clothing, helping to establish my strong sense of independence at an early age, and then he would pack me in to my...

    3 Vignettes About Father/Daughter Relationships

    3 Vignettes About Father/Daughter Relationships

    by Kathryn Vercillo5

  • Three were chosen. Their task was to watch the cemetery and signal the vampire population should the fateful day come that would release a terror such as the world had never seen. (word count 1603)

    The Watchers: Short Story, Part Two

    The Watchers: Short Story, Part Two

    by Chris Mills12

  • Greed centers on the passion for acquisition. Grandiosity, though akin to greed, is more focused on the narcissistic drive to be admired and envied. These two short stories deal with the human susceptibility for power and wealth

    Short Stories About Greed and Grandiosity

    Short Stories About Greed and Grandiosity

    by Colleen Swan3

  • If your husband had ever cheated, this is the type of letter you might receive from "the other woman."

    Letter FROM the Other Woman

    Letter FROM the Other Woman

    by Margaret Minnicks10

  • My response to Harvard study saying kids who participate in 4th of July grow up to vote Republican.

    How to Become Republican

    How to Become Republican

    by Virginia Kearney16

  • At times, it felt cozy. Walking amongst the trees on her families properties, sleeping in the same house that had been passed down. Other times, it felt confining. How do you know when it's time to go against all you've known and to create your own path? (short story, drama)

    Into the Woods (Short Story)

    Into the Woods (Short Story)

    by Shelly Reynolds2

  • This is a short story about hope and determination to achieve spring in your life's autumn.It's a fiction story,so resemblance to any plot or novel can be just coincidence.

    Spring In Autumn-A Short Story.

    Spring In Autumn-A Short Story.

    by Nikki Khan43

  • There are not only ten commandments given by God, but actually eleven.

    The Eleven Commandments

    The Eleven Commandments

    by Christian Writings10

  • My dreams of you can only be expressed in...

    The Love Letter

    The Love Letter

    by Warren Keith Hayes13

  • Heyoka is the Lakota equivalent of a sacred clown. They were thunder shamans, representing the mysterious dual-aspect of nature and the cosmos. Their tactics were seemingly foolhardy and ridiculous, but they were revered by their people as powerful and wise.

    Heyoka Yawning: Initiation by the Thunder Gods

    Heyoka Yawning: Initiation by the Thunder Gods

    by Gary Z McGee16

  • The Jātaka tales are a voluminous body of literature native to India concerning the previous births of Gautama Buddha in both human and animal form. This is the tale of The Hare's Self-Sacrifice

    Tales From The Jātaka - The Hare's Self-Sacrifice

    Tales From The Jātaka - The Hare's Self-Sacrifice

    by DogGodFrogLog0

  • A look at a story drawn from the myths and legends of ancient Greece - that of a contest between three goddesses, and the judgement made by a seemingly simple shepherd.

    Greek Mythology: The Judgement of Paris

    Greek Mythology: The Judgement of Paris

    by Dallas Matier0

  • Clark was happily remembering the special date he had with a woman the night before when a man attacked him in the hallway of his hotel and attempted to cut him to ribbons. Clark fought back and fled to the safety of a nearby monastery where he learns that confession is not always good for the soul.

    Number Eleven: A Short Fiction Story by John Hansen and Chris Mills

    Number Eleven: A Short Fiction Story by John Hansen and Chris Mills

    by Chris Mills37

  • Cloe Ludlow is being discharged and spends her last day making thank you cards and says goodbye to Dr. Wong. Two days later she faces evil.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 9

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 9

    by Lori Colbo10

  • Officer Sly Richardson knew the people of his town and none better than Freddy Lee, a washed-up trumpet player of the jazz style. In a personal and special way, Sly challenges Freddy Lee to rise above his circumstances and take charge of his life.

    Freddy Lee Ain't Got No Horn

    Freddy Lee Ain't Got No Horn

    by Chris Mills20

  • This Fan Fiction story could apply to a woman or a man who loses their life partner, particularly at a young age. The difficulty of working through grief, particularly with young children is explored.

    Painful Path to Recovery

    Painful Path to Recovery

    by Pamela Oglesby44

  • Friendships are one of our major sources of joy and well-being. Sadly, often those most in need of its solace, present themselves in a way which proves smothering to those they approach. Equally painful is the belief in friendships being sold rather than offered.

    Short Stories About Conflicts in Friendship

    Short Stories About Conflicts in Friendship

    by Colleen Swan8

  • This fictional tale describes what its like to fall in love with a person who has Venus in Scorpio, what are you getting into? A sexy, romantic, jealous and passionate ride! Read on!

    Venus in Scorpio Love

    Venus in Scorpio Love

    by Jean Bakula11

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  • Billy Jean Owens is a young widow with two small children. Who seems to have come to the end of her road. And the only way out is death. As she stands contemplating, committing the final act. She hears her Grandmother voice repeating her infamous words. "Use what you got." But what does she have?

    Use What You Got...what's That in Your Hand?

    Use What You Got...what's That in Your Hand?

    by Carroll Latting0

  • When a child dies, the parents left behind grieve in spite of well-meaning friends and family. Learn tips to make traveling grief of the death of a newborn child a journey with a reachable destination.

    Parents Burying Children Is Unnatural

    Parents Burying Children Is Unnatural

    by Red Dwyer84

  • Many of us suffered them as children, and some even suffer them as adults, be they in child or adult form, they aren't hard to spot. Bullying is an unacceptable thing in any culture.

    An Open Letter to Adult Bullies

    An Open Letter to Adult Bullies

    by Heather Baker2

  • A lot of Christians are waiting for the return of Jesus Christ. While it will be the second coming, the Bible speaks of three comings of Jesus. This article explains in detail.

    Three Comings of Jesus Christ

    Three Comings of Jesus Christ

    by Margaret Minnicks23

  • People who have Venus in Aquarius need a lot of freedom in their relationships, as shown by my fictional couple. Check the link to see what sign your Venus is in!

    Venus in Aquarius Love

    Venus in Aquarius Love

    by Jean Bakula9

  • Most Bible scholars overlook this, but Psalm 27 has two distinct parts. It is interesting to learn about these two parts and what is in each part.

    Psalm 27 Explained in Detail

    Psalm 27 Explained in Detail

    by Margaret Minnicks19

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