Stories tagged “miriam”

  • miriam, the peach girl

    The day had cooled since the morning and it turned into a beautiful day. I waved to Jonah and Amos as they came to help Momma with our few animals. They had been coming over since before Papa went to be with God and I guess it was just so routine they ...

  • peach girl and english boy

    I looked from the little boy, who was about my age, to the man in the driver’s seat who I assumed was his dad. The boy was smiling real big and with his bright blue eyes and sandy blonde hair he looked real pretty. “Okay.” The dad smi...

  • the seed's been planted

    When the call came for dinner I gathered my peaches and tied my pocket money into the pouch I’d made with scraps from the sewing bin. I ran into the house yelling to Momma, “Momma, Momma! The English moved in today! The Yoder’s cousin...

  • miriam and alexander

    As the summer went on Alexander started coming over to help with the peach stand and we’d talk and laugh. He’d show me his school books and photos from Oregon and I’d take him to the fun places around out farms: the creek with the rop...

  • Bricolage

    Roy came in from the yard, brushing crumbs of earth off his clothes. He poured himself coffee, pulled out a chair and slumped wearily. Tapping the chequered tablecloth with soil-stained fingers, he eyed the ragged hole in the bottom of the kitchen door...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Interruptions to Marital Bliss

    In the quiet afterglow of a crisis averted and a good breakfast, Miriam and Roy lounged in the den. Light filtered through the orange and yellow curtains, throwbacks to a bygone era or perhaps just a cheap motel. Either way, Roy liked them just fine; M...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stomach a Joyful Noise

    Rudely interrupting a delightful cup of Oolong tea Miriam’s cell phone whirred to life. She refused to ever have the ringer on, considering it a sacriligious interruption upon a peaceful life. The ‘vibrate only’ function was bad enoug...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Simple Differences

    A bulk of fur and flesh heaved slowly with labored breathing on table. Above slowly swung a light fixture, bumped rudely during the depositing of the body. Miriam and Roy stood back, each gasping a little for breath themselves, admiring the latter̵...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5