Stories tagged “parents”

  • Light On, Lights Out

    Mrs. Light stuck her head in her daughter’s room, “Ezzie, are you…” “Oh! Mom, hey mom! Yes, mom, hi, mom. Yeah! Hey, you look great, great. Great? Great! Mom…” This kept going, and all Mrs. Light could do was r...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 0 out of 5
  • 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...

  • I Wouldn't Be Here if not for That Damn Piano

    There were no roses involved. No chocolates, no secret notes, no blind dates. They didn’t meet at a romantic dinner, or a hippie love-fest, or a rock concert. They met at work, and the deciding factor was those crazy union rules. They worked at C...

  • Heading Down Toward Weird

    Little Garrett Swopes looked down back his swinging feet to the black and white checked floor of the diner. Surprisingly, it looked really clean and shiny. He decided the floor was happy. The wall was not as happy, as it had a small hole in it, down in...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Gaining a Daughter

    “C’mon! Do it!” The best man was tapping his fork against his Champagne glass. Cheryl winced, not at the sound, but at the thought of such an expensive, easily shattered piece of crystal in the hands of someone so obviously drunk. As ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Second Opinion

    I cut right to the chase when she picked up the phone. “Ma, you never told me I was a dragon.” “Hello to you, too. Yes, my hip is fine. No, nothing much has happened to me in the two months since you last called.” “Ma R...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • "We're going to have a baby."

    Harlan smiled beatifically at his family. One inside the other, both alive. Both kicking. I am the shore, he thought, on which this detritus has arrived. His teeth were bared. He displayed as much of his skull as was possible without parting his skin. ...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Finger Paint

    Mr. and Mrs Olivare had learned long ago that their son’s creativity could not be stopped- he had what those with odd humor would sarcastically call “natural talent.” When he was born it was obvious right away there was something wron...

    • Author: TalonJay
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Taking leave

    My dearest, I can’t stay. In my head, I know that you haven’t left me, but my heart crumbles a little more every day without you. And without him. Your trip upstate (my little euphemism), I know, is not something you would have chosen. But ...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nowhere In Site

    The moment of shear and utter silence that followed, although only lasting for two seconds at most, was pure hell. I could think of nothing more to say to them. Finally, my mother opened her mouth. “That’s not the way God wants it to be,...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I Don't Believe In God

    The chaotic streets of New York City faded to silence around me as my mind swarmed with thoughts of anxiety and depression. I walked the four long blocks back to my appartment in shame, replaying the past hour over and over in my head. That’s not...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Thanks, Mom!

    You know, you talk too much, my mother signed at me. She had that pissy expression she got when I forced her to lipread instead of making things easy for her. I picked up my knife and fork and cut into my pancake. “Sorry, I didn’t understan...

  • the Parents (Mature)

    “Why do you have to do that? You know how my parents are!” Emily was furious with me. “Yeah, they’re overly conservative, uninformed, biggots!” I cried angrily. “They were raised that way!” “I don’t...

    • Author: K-Jellybean
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ruthie May

    “I’m too tired to write today,” Said Ruthie May to her teacher. “I was up all night, Mom and Dad had a fight! Dad had a lesson to teach her!” “I hid under the covers and cried. Dad found me and said I was dreaminR...

  • Silence Can Explode

    Everyone cared at first. Those first few months fly by with doctor’s visits, shaking heads, examinations, therapists, and rolling tears. No, no tears from me. I wouldn’t cry over this. And of course, the inevitable moving. “Maybe a ...

  • Rehearsal Dinner (Mature)

    In the dim light of the street lamps I could see her sitting in her car. She was crying, a cell phone clutched in one of her hands. I walked up and tapped on the window. “Mom, what’s wrong?” She looked up at me for a moment, than spoke into the p...

    • Author: Kater
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • parents - a haiku

    in the graveyard of lethargy and avarice a cherry tree blooms

  • Charles and Emma

    Emma promised herself she would never marry, but when she met Charles, she knew in her heart that promise would be broken. He was not a normal suitor. Not one that her parents might have arranged for her to meet. She was therefore convinced that his ap...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • The Gifts....

    I live on planet Newton. It is in the future we use to live on Earth. Well their is a gas on planet Newton that gives you a power or as people call it a “gift”. My little sister got floating. My big brother got laser fission (he cooks dinne...

    • Author: Tamara G
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Gifts....2

    I heard a loud crackly bad voice from my big sisters room. She has the best gift but she could never use it. She could memorize any songs lyrics! She doesn’t realize how lucky she is! All I have is levitation. What could you possibly use levitati...

    • Author: Tamara G
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • The Object Of Love Part I

    James and Lane were two young teens, fulfilling a life so empty. Never knowing what their parents once looked like, or what their voices may have sounded like. Feeling as strength was bounded by one another, a strong hold unfolded with each other. “...

  • Incoming message from hub 24

    From: Cylink regional hub #24 To : Brian CY-4A5E, Wendy CY-4A01 Data: Katherine CY-50FE absconded voluntarily with enemy at 2213 today. Pursuit forced CY unit over All Saints Road node #F258E2. Node activated CY unit defence plan #3. Biological unit wi...

  • Now I see it is half empty.

    The adrenaline that began flowing through his veins caused his heart to beat faster, and within seconds he had jumped into bed and pulled the covers over his numb body. Turning his back to the door, he squeezed his eyes shut, and ignored the tears that...