Stories tagged “child”

  • A Letter From Any Place You're Not

    Dear Julia, It’s been a month or so now, and I think it’s about time I should write back home again. Seattle has been treating me well. The weather is great up here, and things are great at my job. My apartment is nice, it’ll do for now. Peter ha...

  • Not moving (Mature)

    It was no one’s fault. Just a random freak of nature. It happened all the time, but one always secretly hoped that it would be someone else to suffer, some other family. The first she knew of it, was the scream from the nursery. Kate had gone to ...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Vince's Big Break

    The only difference between Vince and the rest of the people auditioning for the lead singer of Black Shark was that Vince was a nine-year-old boy. The lights were hot and bright on the wooden stage, as the curtains behind him fluttered for a few secon...

  • Giving Birth

    Melissa sat, pen in hand, spilling her ideas onto the paper. Her mind continued to fuel the wrist movement, and the words just kept flowing. In her mind, the majority of her characters were extensions of herself, be it her darker or more pleasant quali...

  • Lighting (One one thousand) Thunder

    The thunder ran through the house like a hyper-active two-year old followed shortly thereafter by a hyper-active two-year old rolling through the house like thunder.

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Dash of This...

    Her fingers were bony and thin, stained a permanent yellow gold from digging the tips in the turmeric paste. Her hair smelled of mint and cinnamon from the wash she made to cover her premature gray, her feet of rosemary from the soak she gave them at e...

  • Sarah

    “You don’t know what I’ve been through,” he screamed at me. “I don’t know what YOU’VE been through?!” I rolled my eyes, pissed. “Want to hear my story? What about the 13 other people besides you and...

    • Author: Miss Molly
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Autumn Crop

    Here, at ground level, the swaying fields of harvest appeared infinite, a pattern of earth and grass and seed replicating itself until it blanketed the world. Flecks of blue sky were caught in the harvest’s high heads, like daubed paint, designed...

    • Author: lostsalient
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • What I got for Chrismiss

    December 23rd It is nearly here. The orderlies tell us that we are for life, not just for Christmas, but that is the day they will dress us in our finest and put us on display. So many adults cannot have children of their own to lavish gifts upon becau...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • An Abundance of Reality

    The doctors pressed their faces against the glass like children crowding a pet store window. Jack’s chubby-cheeked daughter sat on the exam table, paper crinkling whenever she shifted to examine a toy. “She’s doing it again. Watch....

    • Author: falconesse
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Savage Softness (Mature)

    A wafting cloud of bubblegum aroma, laced with a thin strand of the tangy vapor of sweat, eddied lazily around him. “Come on; your mommy is waiting and she’s mad.” They walked off together into unutterable darkness.

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The Boy

    He beat on the lump of dough. Knead it Momma said. Knead it. Like this. It felt bright beneath his hands. The dough was white. His hands looked dirty. His hands were clean. Momma washed them. His hands looked dirty. The boy next door said he was dirty....

  • Snack time

    Gornak paced around the cave impatiently. The others should have been back by now. His fur stood on end when he passed too closely to the cave entrance. The sunlight always bothered his kind. There was a stirring sound. One of the children had come awa...

  • A Letter To Say Good-Bye

    It’s not like you To say such things I know I have said before I would give you the world I know now that I can’t even feed our child Its hard to sleep When you lay awake You scream at me To get a job To find some passion in this wor...

  • Only child

    I’m so alone, so alone, no brother or sister to turn to, call my own. Yes a family but a distant one, and my true journey has begun. I’m the one and only, the oh so lonely, child of a family, that cares from a distance and I live the life o...

    • Author: Darch
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Rose Garden Part II

    “Now come along, you wouldn’t want to leave Fran waiting now. Leave your bags by the door, and come along.” The small group of students hurried past Charles and walked into a great big hall. Pictures hanged from the walls, dating back to the 17 h...

  • On The Air

    -static- Hello? Can anyone hear me? It’s so quiet in here. Mama told me it would be OK. But…Mama didn’t come back. Mama? -static-

    • Author: Mycroft
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Littlest Mouse Chapter 1: The Boy

    There once was a boy of 18 new to the city of New Shork. The city of lights, bright, and many sleepless nights. The place where people find their dreams or get lost looking. The boy had left home searching, he doesn’t know what, but he knows to f...

  • The Littlest Mouse Chapter 2: The shop

    Zachary finally decided that a pet might help him with being lonely. He decided to search for a pet. He went to BIG stores and little stores. Stores that were chain companies, and others who were trying to be. The problem was however, they only sold pu...

  • Water, Water, Everywhere

    The sky was overcast, the clouds impossibly darkening the sky. Even the rain looked black. The little girl tugged on her mother’s coat sleeve. “I’m thirsty,” she whined. “I know you’re thirsty,” the mother said...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Bad Weather

    He sat on the window seat, face pressed up against the glass. The window looked out across the road to the playground opposite. It was a hot, sunny day and gangs of children were playing there – running up and down the field, shrieking with delig...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Chewing Gum

    My uncle Harry gave me my first piece of chewing gum. I remember it well, because that was the day my father died. They never told me how it happened, but I guess I didn’t really want to know. It was early afternoon when my drunken father came st...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In the Shadows Of Men (3)

    For 5 years I grew used to the pleasure of being cared for. As a young child, I’d been brought up in the ways of a farm, but had never yet worked. I remember clearly the rules and standards my Uncle imposed. Even as a child I’d always thoug...

  • A Birth of Consequence

    “PUSH!” The doctor said forcefully over my grunts and gasps for breath. “One more time Kelly, One big push and it will all be over.” The contractions ripped forward from my spine as I leaned forward and gave the final push bring...

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