Category Archives: Short Story

Uncle Charlie

My Uncle Charlie had been destroyed in the war; He couldn’t speak, was paralyzed from waist to feet. A small part of his brain was permanently dead. But in his wheelchair day after long day he sat And listened to … Continue reading

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Free At Last

The old priest looked down at the young woman and inquired, “What is it I can help you with, my child?” She solemnly replied, “I wish to confess my sins.” He motioned to one of the confessionals and said, “Go … Continue reading

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Atlantis I and II

There was a lad in ancient times did sail the wide, wide sea. He sailed alone and so far off that none could him there see. When he came back he said to them who wondered where’d he be, “I … Continue reading

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Naughty

“Time for dinner!” We all rushed to the dining room table, my dad, my two sisters and me. Then Mom came in from the kitchen with the roast. Yummy! After we were all seated Dad said, in his usual, deep-voiced, … Continue reading

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Almost (a sense of life vignette)

A faint bit of light almost whispered a word of almost cheer over the eastern foothills. One minute passed, and then another, and the almost became real and the word was seen, was heard in the eyes that held it, … Continue reading

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The Voice

The voice floated out over the listeners like a shimmering silver cloud, soft and serene, and it seemed that the whole audience had leaned far back to gaze in rapt wonder on a rare sight. Then there was a darkening … Continue reading

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Heard in the Thunder

God looked angrily at the earth, at all the selfless men who pleaded and plundered, cheated and stole and lied, at all the slick, double-speaking charlatans who tried to make men guiltily give up their joy, guiltily give away all … Continue reading

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