Stories tagged “Children”

  • Templeton, Missouri

    And then there was the time that Ephraim Tate cut Slow Jack Blessing’s throat. Right in the middle of town and everything. There’d been words exchanged, of course. Slow Jack might have had a drink or two, and I know Ephraim was three sheets...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Bedtime

    “Anna? Anna, wake up!” “Ugh… what?” “I can’t sleep. Can I sleep with you? Please please pretty please with a cherry on to-” “Alright, come on and lie down.” “Oh, you’re the best bi...

    • Author: Daisy Doll
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Beginning

    When Desmond and his twin sister Eleine were born, their birth was not celebrated. In fact, it was the opposite, their parents were scorned and punished. See, these young children were the offspring of angels; the creatures that were supposed to be cha...

  • Tradition is the Illusion of Permanance

    The house is silent. No playing children, no christmas music; only the reminder of the fallen’s absense. Beverly, with a delicate, aging hand, holds strings of garland between her fingers. Plastic beads slither from a box and onto the floor. An u...

    • Author: itsElisey
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Caterpillar and the worm (Mature)

    Caterpillars turn into butterflies. Worms turn apple cores into compost, good for the environment. Caterpillars cause self-doubt, suffering, decades of a lack of assertiveness. Worms probably don’t exist where I come from. I was four years old. M...

  • Ninjas Don't Make Things Better

    A bleak, dull-faced man stood in front of three females, laughing and pointing at him. Sadly, his wife was the one laughing the hardest of them all. After everybody’s tears were wiped, introductions were made. The man gestured to the brunette on ...

  • A New Chapter of Evil (Mature)

    Baraam pushed open the door. It was too quiet for a household of seven. “Siami?” The man who spoke was slender, with a face that most agreed was cruel. He looked wary now. Siami belonged to him, and while he wasn’t afraid of letting a...

  • Children

    Be care free Sweet pea. Complete My insanity And marry me. Let’s start a family Of chaos and calamity— Little walking sins With molten eyes And double chins. Like the “Lord of the Flies” Add children and all hell begins.

  • The Life of a Secret

    Many secrets exist in the world. Some are kept behind closed doors of powerful men dressed in thousand dollar suits. Others are kept by giggling girls, armed and accounted for in the high school arms race. Some are forgotten and lost in time. Some are ...

  • Final Conflict

    He looked down at her, unable to see her face through the loosely curled chestnut hair. Her ragged breath betrayed the emotion she’d tried so hard to hide. Acidic tears trailed down her cheeks and landed on the floor. The two had been enemies sin...

  • She said... No

    “I told my daughter about you.” the words fell off her tongue slowly, she watched his face with every syllable for signs of discomfort or unusual movement. He was silent for a long time, taking it all in. This simple six word sentence was almost ca...

  • The Loveless Vacation

    Some say the house was haunted, but everyone knows all houses moan with grief and sigh with discontent when their owners are away. There was nothing special about this house; simply another box in Jersey that a young couple had bought because the City ...

  • Ruby's Day

    The wheels of the day began to rotate but Ruby felt like stepping off the ride. Her innocent children would latch onto someone else just as easily. They are like saints at this age— there’s nothing special about receiving love from saints&#...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Funeral

    It pads through the forest, toward the sound of weeping children. Just before it reaches the small clearing, it eases onto a mound of spent leaves, yellow with the season. Two young boys crouch in the dappled half light, covered in moss and bits of soi...

    • Author: AndrewReads
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Recurring Dream

    Touches of Collective skin (Such is love)— Water rushes Large and luscious Light and slim In between my dim Conscious, Heaven, seven phases of Venus, And all of my responses There develops a recurring dream Of a torrential storm Blurring my un...

  • Dare the Forest, Tread the Dark, Defy the King

    The woods were dark. The closest of the great tree trunks reflected little of the campfire’s light and long shadows reached toward the midnight sky. Darkness as black and eternal as the ocean swelled around the tiny island of the camp. Seven of u...

  • An Angel Lights the Dark Path of Their Dreams

    Someone told me You had caroled solely But that you weren’t lonely Only that you went undoubtedly Without a one and only who wholly Understands your soul’s song and story Under drifts of snow you stand A candle held with both hands on the ...

  • Tyson's Trouble with Meat

    Along with quickly passing time and endless, circular thoughts of the upcoming days, Tyson paced forward and back in the waiting room full of Redbook and Parenthood from days gone by. Her chunky heeled mary janes clicked on the polished concrete floor ...

    • Author: cherry k.
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • yeahbut

    One cool autumn day; deep in the wood, a wise ol’ owl approached three rabbits. “You should thank your father,” said the owl to the littlest one, “for giving you food, every day.” “Yeahbut,” said the rabbit, “he makes me to eat my veget...

    • Author: Sir Bic
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Dozen Fresh Easter Eggs Please

    “We barely broke even!” the chocolate store owner shouted. “You and I need to discover ways to bring in more customers”! We both defined who are customers were. Then we discussed who we weren’t aggressively targeting. R...

  • Whites of Your Eyes

    We tell our kids When they get hit Don’t retaliate You’re just asking for trouble, Tell some official Nothings settled with more pummel, Communication Not selfish domination Is what we need more of On frustrating occasions Though grown-ups play by ...

  • A Child's War

    They were the rebels, and they were children. They fought to save themselves, their personalities and minds and emotions. They were hunted, and they fought, and they were young. They were killed when discovered a rebel. Their bodies lived on, but they ...

    • Author: Mo
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Games in the Park

    Mothers walked along the Autumn paths of the park, their children like kites navigating a tempest. All of them unaware of the possibilities within their lives. Wrapped in a blanket of my own misery, I was too aware of life as I played games with Death....

  • Black Sheep.

    The love can’t be shared. Why would she love me anyway? There are two sheep in the family. She is white as snow; pure, favored. I am the black sheep; ignored and rejected. I can’t measure up, and never will be able to. She claimed the title...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • So the Son Cries (Mature)

    His heart pounded with excitement & fear. After today his life would be forever changed and he’d be damned if he missed the main event. Many months of waiting had all lead up to this moment. It just had to be the day he took his newly restore...