Stories tagged “kid”

  • Freedom is just another word

    Joe dropped the kid on the floor. Or what he thought was the floor… The child was embraced by a pair of black velvet wings that in this pre dawn mist seemed to develop from the side walk asphalt. In one silent movement the “thing” rem...

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Can We Pause Forever?

    The three year old calls, awakened (so she says, I don’t think she’s slept) by a nightmare. I get up from the computer and walk into her dark room lit only by the glowing nightlamp that sits beside her bed. “I need more snuggles,̶...

  • Non-Fiction Part I

    I had a half year run as a bookstore employee. One average day, a small girl was calling for her parents in the middle of the store. I thought she belonged to the adults next to her, but when they walked by her I knew she was all alone. I approached he...

    • Author: Jesse Blake
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Angel (Mature)

    When you work for the Medical Examiner you get pretty callous, and usually I can leave my work at work. But I was on a call a couple of days ago that still bothers me. The body of a woman in her mid 20’s lay on the couch. That she used to be attracti...

  • Day 4,329

    Yep, there was the town up ahead. The maps often weren’t good for shit with all the cars and makeshift barriers on the roads, but this one actually panned out. There were some signs of life at the first cluster of houses. Usually the established ...

  • Fault

    It wasn’t my fault. Okay, not totally my fault. I mean, yeah, maybe I shouldn’t have been walking along the highway. But baseball practice ran late, and it was the shortest way home. And, okay, maybe I should have been paying more (or even ...

  • Daddy, tell me a story!

    At age 1 I say… Daddy, feed me! At age 2 I say… Daddy, tell me a story! At age 3 I say… Daddy, play with me! At age 4 I say… Daddy, push me on the swings! At age 5 I say… Daddy, I want this toy. At age 6 I say… Daddy...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Wailing Seasons PROLOGUE pt. 2

    “Silence,” The man standing in front of him narrowed his eyes into burnt shades of coal, and his voice was ever authoritative. “You try to soften me with that pathetic chew.” He drew his lip back and scoffed, “ A wife and children. Mmm, and w...

    • Author: Eldritch
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Wailing Seasons PROLOGUE

    Prologue A thick blanket of dried maple leaves swept over the diligent town, and claimed it the season of fall in the land of Eastone. The earth was dry, and rich which nutrients from the dying summer foliage, and despite all of the warm scents wafting...

    • Author: Eldritch
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Wailing Seasons PROLOGUE pt.3

    Sadon Rosse; a lanky fellow with a messy tangle of flaxen hair, often dirtied and oily from lack of grooming and his line of work in the stables stood there ringing his hands and pulling at the flesh of his neck nervously. He was recently removed from ...

    • Author: Eldritch
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Wailing Seasons PROLOGUE pt. 4

    Despite the man’s blabber, Aaron started in a low voice, gathering the crowds attention and nodding for two of his men to grab Sadon and hold him by his arms. They managed to pick him up a bit, settling him on his knees in the cold dirt. Sadon, head ...

    • Author: Eldritch
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Wailing Seasons PROLOGUE pt.5

    The crowd roared their approval, all edged on by the adrenaline of seeing a beheading take place. Usually not much happened in the quiet streets of Redwolfe, and when a ceremony like this did, it was hard not to be riled up as much as the townsfolk wer...

    • Author: Eldritch
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Wailing Seasons PROLOGUE pt. 6

    The man’s brows furrowed, and if it weren’t for the half face mask he was wearing, he would have been seen grimacing. Snow…that was a sign of cleansed fates, so said the gods and the fathers of the churches. Tystram grunted something and trudged ...

    • Author: Eldritch
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Jaspers Bunnies-kid poem-PART 1

    This is a special story For a special tot, About all of her likes And the furry creatures she’s got, Her name is Jasper And she’s as sweet as honey, She cares for many, Many bunnies. Brown, white, or blue Splotchy, dotty or gray, She loves all her ...

  • Jaspers Bunnies-kid poem-PART 2

    She searched up and down In sheets and under, In hampers and the bathtub Where did that rabbit wander? And then she sat Because she looked all about, “We can’t leave without him,” She said with a pout, And her momma said “Honey,” And wiped aw...

  • Jaspers Bunnies-kid poem-PART 3 Final

    They followed the sounds To where Pat maybe And found Pat to be Patty Yes, her bunnies a she! Surrounded by bunny babies Jasper’s pet was found With babies playing and eating And sleeping sound, Jasper’s mom was in wonder Her dad in shock And littl...

  • GOLDILOCKS-kid story-PART 2

    “I am the queen and you are all my peasants!” she yelled motioning to an empty spot in the yard. From atop her play set she could see her whole kingdom. “What a view! And I am ruler of it all!” Then out of the corner of her eye she spied somet...

  • GOLDILOCKS-kid story-PART 3

    Goldilocks peeled apart her hands to view her prize but nothing was there. And the butterfly fluttering above her flew quickly away. “Gah! It disappeared!” Now Goldilocks felt her stomach rumble, “I’m quite far down this path aren’t I…” s...

  • GOLDILOCKS-kid story-PART 4

    Goldilocks looked up at the bright red wooden door that towered over her and pressed the doorbell. “DINGDONG” it rang. She waited, “DINGDONG” it rang again. “Maybe they can’t hear it,” She thought, and knocked on the door. And to her surp...

  • GOLDILOCKS-kid story-PART 5

    Hesitantly she sat in front of the next bowl. It was slightly smaller and didn’t appear to have anything extra in it, but just to make sure she swirled the spoon around in the bottom of the dish. Her eyes widened as she tasted it, only sweetened with...

  • GOLDILOCKS-kid story-PART 6

    Finally she patted the seat of the smallest chair. “This is just right!” she thought. But as she plopped herself down onto the chairs tiny legs creaked and moaned and snapped right in two! “Well I can’t believe it!” Goldilocks leaped off the ...

  • GOLDILOCKS-kid story-PART 7

    Now the bears were approaching their home and saw that the door stood wide open. They cautiously entered the kitchen and examined their surroundings. “What happened? Who could it be?” Papa Bear growled as he looked down in to his bowl, “Someone

  • GOLDILOCK-kid story-PART 8

    Papa bear looked down at the rumpled blankets scattered across his bed. “Someone’s been in here for sure.” Mama Bear huffed as she tried to straighten up her pillows, “They’ve been here as well!” “Well someone was in my bed too, and thei...

  • GOLDILOCKS-kid story-PART 9

    “Does your mother know where you are?” Mama bear piped up and Goldilocks shook her head. “Does your father know where you are?” Papa bear asked and she again shook her head. “You broke my chair!” Baby bear wailed and little Goldilocks look...

  • GOLDILOCKS-kid story-PART 10-FINAL

    Goldilocks starred down at her curls. “Well, I guess that’s alright.” So Mama bear pulled out a dull knife and sheered her hair right up to her ears. Then Goldilocks ran all the way home. Not thinking of the dark trees lurking over her, or butte...