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Pretty Feet

- "Such pretty feet. I've always thought you had pretty feet, Mom." He washed and massaged her feet as she was lying in the bed there in the front room of a son's house. All her children were there i...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jan 2018

An Angel Beside Him

- An angel rode beside him  This we believe was true  What else could have saved him  A crash only survived by few The doe just wanted to eat He held tight to the wheel  As it ran across the street Th...

By: tonyal | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Oct 2017

Re-encounter

- "An alms." His filthy, ragged clothes cover part of his body. "An alms, for God's sake." Two tears stream down along his childish face. "Please, my mother is dying." Someone comes up and drops a...

By: Francisco | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Aug 2017

The Little Girl With The Inquiring Mind

- As children often do, Katy always peppered me with any question that popped into her mind and, most times, it was the standard, 'why is the sky blue?' type question. One particular evening though, K...

By: bella685 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 0| Added: 30 Jun 2017

Remembrance

- The first time I was 'around' death, for want of a better term, I was seven, maybe eight years old. For whatever reason I cannot recall the specific age I was or the exact time of year, all I know is ...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 27 Nov 2016

Vulture

- she died this morning, her bony little hands clutching her pigeon chest, a look almost of relief on her tiny face. sitting upright on the hard chair he feels a cold black thrill, lik...

By: blackvamp1 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 27 Sep 2016

Sunshine

- "Sunshine ." The world seemed like a black abyss and all I could do was act like a child when I was really a shell of what a child was supposed to be. " Sunshine ." Every other night, waki...

By: Entangled_Fate | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 10 Aug 2016

What Was That Noise

- It was time for bed I got in My imagination had started My toys started to spin This was not for the fainthearted I held my blanket to my chin The wind started to howl Goose pimples all over my...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 08 Jun 2016

Sorry Mommy

- Mommy, I am so very sorry Please don't be mad when he wakes next to me I know you see the way he looks at me I know it makes you so very angry I know I deserve it when you punish me  You told me ...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 26 Mar 2016

Starting Anew

- Flowers bloom, the Winter thaw, Outside the songbirds sing. With the arrival of the bluebirds, I know that it is Spring. But listening to the bird’s songs, And watching the flowers bloom. ...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Mar 2016

Wish for Love

- It was a mistake she tries to say She tries to hide her face away Shrinking and cowering so afraid Crying and pleading, attempts to dissuade But a boot does not hear as it swiftly kicks Justice i...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Mar 2016

Mushy Children

- Fire sparks a candle bright Small it shines against the night Cheerfully dancing in sweet innocence Leaving it completely exposed and defenseless Soon wind and rain pressure it to fade Causi...

By: BBaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.5| Added: 18 Mar 2016

The Great Big Flower

- Once upon a time, there was a great big flower, she had survived terrible droughts and floods. But now, wanted to plant her own seeds in the planting season. She planted her first seed. She kept it ...

By: BBaker | Category: Childrens | Score: 5| Added: 08 Mar 2016

The boy I never knew

- The day I found out about you was one full of mixed emotions. You were unexpected, unplanned but never unwanted yet I couldn’t shift the feelings of foreboding that I had. Uncertainty, fear, dread eve...

By: AriesDragon | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 03 Jan 2016

When A Child Dies, The Whole World Cries

- Two young brothers are left at home, All by their lonesome selves, The older one notices a new toy, Sitting high up on a shelf. He climbs up and brings on down, What he believes is a toy gu...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 27 Oct 2015

Stranger Danger

- My worst fear came true My daughter talked with a stranger Does she really not have a clue I told her endlessly about danger All people are not considered nice Some would love to hurt you This woul...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 22 Sep 2015

The Little Latch Girl

- “Go on, get aht! Me and and yer ma ‘ave some business to attend to!” The little girl looked at her ‘ma’ slouched across the worn and torn sofa, the strap still tight around her upper arm and the syr...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Drama | Score: 4.5| Added: 01 Sep 2015

Through The Eyes Of A Child

- Through The Eyes Of A Child Through the eyes of innocents, the world is all new; And the littlest of tasks are wondrous to do. Beauty surrounds all, in a child’s small mind. Knowing nothing of th...

By: Pirate | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Apr 2015

Blue Eyes

- Her hands tremble, running through her hair in an anxious gesture. The alien four walls around her seem to be pressing closer the longer she stays here; compressing all of the echos of words, all of h...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 12 Apr 2015

The Paper Knight

- From the moment he made you to the moment I saw you ruined, I always knew you were weak and that you'd eventually be torn. Your shield so small, you couldn't keep it up front. Your sword so short,  ...

By: TRacr14 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 11 Dec 2014

Through a Child's Eyes

- The sun rose behind us, as I drove my motor home out of the campground in St. Mary's, Montana. We headed west, our destination Badlands National Park in North Dakota. This was the end of the first we...

By: frogprince | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 18 Oct 2014

Child Abuse: a musing

- This whole entire week has had me ranting about one thing or another, but the issue with the largest presence in my mind is Child Abuse... or abuse of any sort, really. How can a person look at a ch...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 02 Aug 2014

Little Angel

- little angel with the blonde curls and blue pools little angel an innocence unscathed little angel... Ignorance is Bliss. little angel so kind little angel so polite little angel  abuse...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 29 Jul 2014

Wooden Boy 1

- Story telling in both verse and prose What is in the Well? Chapter 1: Wooden Boy1 It's hard to say when it began  My thoughts of being a boy  My Master Carver built me I was his greates...

By: dgford | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 Jul 2014

Where Are My Children?

- Where are my children?  Why didn't I get one?  She got two  And I got none. Why can't I have one?  Just one little one It doesn't seem fair  Now it's all said and done. We tried and we tried  No...

By: Sparkle | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 07 Jul 2014

The Single Mom

- She was quietly lying Morning light lit the dawn Just watching and waiting Next to her sleeping fawn She teaches it the ways Of a life in the wild Just her giving guidance Looking over her child. Ca...

By: meredith | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Jun 2014

Unclean

- Can you please point out to me Which way the wind is blowing? The weathervane atop the trailer Seems to be broken Not quite certain wether I am coming or going Knowing I just can't seem to sit still W...

By: Magnetron | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 26 May 2014

Fairy Rings

- Adele was a bright and inquisitive child for only 8 years old. She loved to visit with her grandparents during the summer. Her grandfather would take her for long walks in the woods behind his hous...

By: meredith | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 13 May 2014

Our families Nightmare

- My princess deserves to be playing with dolls with long purple hair Or chasing rainbows to discover the gold. Not dealing with these issues, She is only a child. Our home is our c...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 22 Jan 2014

Saturday Groceries

- I have somehow gotten myself on a schedule of Saturday grocery shopping, so tomorrow, I'll pick up a pie crust or two, and cook up the rest of the rhubarb puree in a pie. I'm just gonna get enoug...

By: DLizze | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 05 Jan 2014

Madiba

- Note : This was written for the print anthology..."Mandela, The Man, His Life, Its Meaning, Our Words"...to be released by Inner Child Press in early 2014... Madiba He was the voice o...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 31 Dec 2013

Banished (prologue)

- There were little fireflies in the dark sky, and that's how I knew it was nighttime. Momma called them stars, and I always loved looking up at them. There was also an enormous white will-o'-the-wisp t...

By: Goatfiend_18 | Category: Fantasy | Score: 4.3| Added: 05 Dec 2013

Gidealis Enigma Chapter 49

- Chapter 49 The Revelation “I saw Leot.” The erahi blurts out. Then he frowns, pausing, and looks around to make sure no one had heard us. Why am I so scared all of a sudden? I do not know wh...

By: GriffinGarcon | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 04 Dec 2013

Gidealis Enigma Chapter 48

- Chapter 48 A Tough Decision Zumi nods and smiles, motioning everyone to get up. Only now the meaning of everything the voice said starts making sense. These ederi are from the Northern Sh...

By: GriffinGarcon | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.3| Added: 03 Dec 2013

Eternal Dreams

- I awoke to the sound of leaves falling and birds chirping. I opened my eyes to see the sun shining brightly through the leaves of autumn trees. Achingly, I rose and brushed myself off. I felt di...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 06 Nov 2013

The Carrot Boy: Chapter 1

- My name is Amanda Fitzgerald. I lived with my foster parents George and Stacy Smith. What happened to my parents you ask? My mom died giving birth to me and when I was 5 my dad died in a car accident....

By: PurplePanda101 | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 Oct 2013

Carrot Boy: Prologue

- ***Hey guys this is my first story so please be honest with me. Tell me if it sucks (I think it does) or if it's good. But don't act all writer god on me. Also I would like to thank Cal (frogprince) ...

By: PurplePanda101 | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 26 Sep 2013

Philena- The Box

- ------------------------------------- This work contains language and subject matter which some readers may find disturbing or offensive. In consideration, Stories Space has hidden the preview of th...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 10 Jul 2013

Book Journal on Denial by Jessica Stern

- Denial: a memoir of terror, written by Jessica Stern- experienced by Jessica Stern- talks mostly of Concord, Massachusetts and areas around it. It starts in the first couple chapters at the night tha...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 4.8| Added: 10 Jun 2013

Nymia- Female Crap

- They lay there, comfortable together- he was in a good mood, chatting about football and his truck. Missy (Nymia) nods in all the right places and smiles at him, and kisses him when he leans in for o...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.3| Added: 22 May 2013

Not A Stranger

- This work within its first few lines contains language or other material which some readers may find offensive. In consideration, Stories Space has hidden the preview of this selection. By choosing t...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 10 May 2013

Horror-Film Reality

- Some nights, are calm. No shouting, No screaming, No pain. Most nights, though, are just like tonight. Painful. Loud. Twisted memories, Horror-film dreams. Mother at work, Father drunk, ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 09 May 2013

The Call

- The Call It comes as a shock – when you glance at the clock, it’s an hour that no one should call, but the name on display gives the caller away – so you answer the phone after all. The ...

By: tradford | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 01 Apr 2013

Philena- .:Prison:.

- Maybe you don't know what you're doing to me, maybe you don't realize because of all the alcohol  and drugs  and the sensations  you get from doing something so wrong- so twisted. Maybe Mom wouldn...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 21 Mar 2013

Mistyria - Let Go

- **This is a work of fiction from the point of view of one of my poor, poor characters. I didn't know where to put it, so it is in flash fiction.**  "Don't look back... You'll never know ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 26 Feb 2013

Philena - Just Numbers

- too many the number of times she ignores it every day 800 the approx number of calories consumed per day 200 not quite the exact number of scars within the past few years ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Feb 2013

Crying

- Don’t you see tiny raised hands in supplication? Don’t you hear my heart rending sobs? Don’t you see my shivering body? Marked with your cruel discipline? Don’t you feel my broken heart...

By: sea | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Oct 2012

The Story Behind My Little Angel

- This is the story surrounding the beginning of my family. I was born and raised in Central Massachusetts. My wife was born in Germany and came to this country as a displaced person from World War II. ...

By: frogprince | Category: Drama | Score: 4.7| Added: 09 Oct 2012

My Little Angel

- The day you were born, Our lives were happy, But our hearts were torn. You came on your day in a flash. You were here but a few minutes Then you had to dash. You would be 40 years old had you sta...

By: frogprince | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2012

For Trayvon (May your death not be in vain)

- Note : This was written for the print anthology mentioned above, released April, 2012 on Inner Child Press... When I first saw this sub call I have to admit I was a bit reluctant to contribute...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 27 May 2012

I Had A Dream

- NOTE : This was a contest entry for the World Healing, World Peace 2012 poetry contest sponsored by Inner Child Press...it made the Top 30 btw, and is included in the recently released print antho...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 03 Apr 2012

I Want My Poetry...

- Note: This was written for a print compilation recently released on Inner Child Press in time for Poetry Month April, 2012...see the poetry section of the forum for more details... I Want My...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 31 Mar 2012

Today at the park

- I watched a young mother walking with her boy, Her proud smile told all of her joy. As cute as a button, cheeks rosy and red, Dark curls peeked from under the toque on his head. His laughter, li...

By: wildrose_girl | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 22 Feb 2012

The Cold (a short story)

- The cold seeped through the seams of her flimsy jacket and Kat shivered violently. The icy finger of a zephyr curled its way around her neck like a scarf and raised goosebumps over her back. Impat...

By: Tiula | Category: Horror | Score: 4.6| Added: 05 Jan 2012

Star Song

- There is a tale that when a star burns out, It still sends its light to earth; Through the loneliness of blackest space, It crosses time and the universe.  But did you know the light it sends...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Sep 2011

What The Shepherds Saw

- (To the tune of Silent Night...(tweaked a little of course)) What the Shepherds saw Out in the fields We were tending our sheep When a very bright light Interrupted our sleep Choirs o...

By: Puppyjo | Category: Songs | Score: 4.5| Added: 23 Jun 2011

Penny

- No babies. Ever . It is a strictly enforced, no exception policy I have put into place. Everyone I know told me that it was a foolish policy to implement. One day, they insisted, I would change my mi...

By: Jackson_Banks | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 08 Jun 2011

Farewell Little Angel

- Fear not the heat of the summer sun Nor the harshness of winter’s icy cold; Your worldly task is done, Homeward you are bound, Your angelic innocence intact: Fear not the displeasure of the Almi...

By: Sherzahd | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 May 2011

Tria (Ref: C 1 - 1)

- THE PAST In the palace King Karna walks the arched hallways with his ‘sarathi’ and chief confidant and advisor Mani. She (Stree) is a difficult child. Her father already brought much shame by marr...

By: MileeBanerjeeOGN | Category: Romance | Score: 4.5| Added: 24 Mar 2011

Reverence

- Through the eyes of a child, The beauty you’ll see; Of dapple grey ponies, In fields of green, And butterflies that fly, Against a scarlet red sky. In the heart of a child, Emotions are real...

By: Sherzahd | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Mar 2011

The Birth Of Our Son

- Of all the things you've given to me, As proof that the best things really are free, If I had to narrow it down to one, It would be the birth of our only son. Watching him smile I become elated, At t...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 07 Nov 2010