Stories tagged “kids”

  • The Girls with their Two Jump Ropes

    Marla wasn’t sure if she heard correctly: the chant as the girls jumped double-dutch. If she had, though, she knew Sister Karen would be furious should the strains of the jumping chant reach her third floor classroom. A fan of double dutch, Marla...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Choice (Mature)

    The four kids stood on the corner, waiting for the bus. Darren grabbed the cigarrette and lit it. He turned to Maggie who looked up at him, squinting from the sun’s glare. "What will happen if you tell mom this?’ “You’ll th...

  • What Happened to the Cookie Jar?

    The cookie jar sat back on the out of the reach of small arms, though their hands had made it. The amorphous blue and green blob with odd protrusions was barely identifiable as a jar, and unidentifiable as anything else. A dragon? An octopus? A strange...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • You Don't Always Need Protection

    When Anya was just 20 months, she learned to climb the ladder at her favourite park. It was a curved ladder, half a letter U made with many mini U-shaped steps, but she could climb it all by herself. When she was 30 months, she climbed the ladder that ...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Dancing

    Alex slammed the door open and ran into the house as if the air itself, outside, was aflame. “Ho-hold it there, mister,” his mother, Jessica, shouted. The 8 year old skidded to a stop. “What are you doing rushing through the door lik...

  • In the Cemetery

    “You sure this is how we see the witch, Cal?” whispered JoAnn. “Yes, just leave a dead cat on the unmarked tombstone and she will come after it.” JoAnn shuddered. Cal took it to be a shiver and he put his arm around her shoulder...

  • You Don’t Always Need Protection

    Mommy is reading her list and talking to herself: “Cereal, ice cream, olives…damn, I forgot the stupid cucumbers.” She looks around the pet food aisle and then down at me. “Wait right here, Emily, I’ll be right back.”...

  • The World Within

    They sat and stared into the bubble, and little faces peered back. Not reflections, for they had neither red hair nor pink Hello Kitty glasses like those of the viewers. They were their own faces. Kelsey cocked her curly blonde head sideways. "Wha...

  • Special

    She kicked the can farther than the rest of the boys who looked on from perches that dressed the sides of the alley way. It wasn’t her plan to beat them at their own game, something she found silly and arbitrary in determining social status, yet ...

    • Author: mlvassallo
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fantasyland IV

    Meanwhile across town a meeting, a supposedly very secret one, was taking place. The only thing was someone forgot to tell Henry. He heard about it at the Imps Grotto Inn from a slightly inebriated and incoherent troll, who had heard about it from a m...

  • Bang Bang Bang!

    Diving, rolling, sneaking, you make your way through the building. You stop and press flat against the wall and listen as a guard passes nearby. Once out of sight you realize you were holding your breath. With a smile you continue. At the end of a long...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Bagel Bushes

    My mom and dad arrived the day before my sister and her kids on the annual family gathering. They got in late and the kids went to bed shortly after arriving. This year I had a new row of blueberry bushes growing in the garden. I got up early, before a...

  • Silk (Mature)

    It was exactly 9:00 p.m, on the third Wednesday of August, in the year of 20o6. I was a mess. Mad. Sad. Furious. Mad. And then there was Parker. Happy. Joyful. Gleeful. Happy. He hummed a familiar tune, Michael Jackson, I think, as he hopped up the ste...

  • Memories of A First Date: Marshmellows, Victory and Injury

    kkssh. The scene was so sweet it sent shooting pains through my sensitive gums. Jessie’s mother stopped the volley of marshmallows, and Jessie caught the last of it in her mouth. “Sorry, sorry! Did you eat one? Oh Jessica, I think we’ve been teas...

    • Author: M. Awkish
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Gotcha (Mature)

    “What the heck is THAT!?” Dave pointed back over my shoulder, a badly acted expression of shock and incredulity on his face but I wasn’t in the mood for stuffing about. “Yeah yeah, whatever.” I reached passed Dave fo...

    • Author: Armakane
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • "Well, He's Gone"

    It was some big sales event in some convention center, with used cars at low low prices. Mom and Dad were getting a great deal on a van. Boy and Best Friend, however, were terribly bored and dreaming up amusements. Somehow Best Friend had come into pos...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Z is for Zombie

    “Why can’t I play with Billy anymore, mom?” “I’m sorry, sweetie, but Billy got bitten by a bad man and now, well, he’s not Billy anymore.” “What is he?” “You know how Ms. Chalmers chased you d...

  • Milk Murderer

    When I reached the kitchen, it was too late. Our little culprit was grieving and the victim’s pale innards were spilling out onto the kitchen floor. I know she didn’t mean to do it. And really it is my fault. I should have watched her, guid...

  • The Orphanage 1 (edited ficlet)

    The room they were in was very dark, with the only light coming from one small candle at night, and a little window in the day. These children residing in this small, filthy, empty room were orphans, controlled by him. He was the owner of the orphanag...

    • Author: Turtles :)
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Duck

    There he was. The old man shuffled to his bench in the park perfectly on schedule, and the scene was set. The picturesque pond was full of lily pads, frogs, and swimming ducks. Next to it, a big shady tree threw its umbrage over the same bench the man ...

  • Rivalry

    Donovan’s skin was boiling. Literally bubbling with the intensity of the heat. He recalled a spell from the inner folds of his mind that tapped a cold source a thousand dimensions away. He sucked in as much frigid air as he could draw in the five...

  • I Will Never Forget

    I was in NYC back in ‘02 where I had the opportunity to help out a Kids Outreach Program in the heart of Brooklyn. The program called Metro Ministries puts on a program for 25,000 kids in the city, and it’s a great place to volunteer. The m...

  • Accidents Happen

    Kids have the wildest imaginations. They have no idea how the real world works and they don’t care; all they want to do is have fun. Especially when you live in a Californian cul-de-sac, the world around kids is formed by their imaginations. But,...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Accidents Happen (2)

    “Let’s play House again!” Nine year old, Charlotte, begs. Nicole stops commanding her invisible army and comes back to reality. “You don’t like playing Castle?” Nicole asks a little disappointed. She loves playing Ca...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Half and Half

    Mom lives in Boston. Dad is in California. I am their yo-yo.

    • Author: Fuddster
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5