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Adventures with an autistic boy

- I got told off at work the other day. Not uncommon, the children always have an answer for everything, and I am constantly getting attitude and sass, but I just sass them straight back. I am teaching...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 18 Nov 2017

The Grand Opening

- If you read the newspaper regularly, you probably missed the news about the grand opening, for the simple fact, it wasn't reported by the media or tabloids. I am, of course, talking about the grand o...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 29 Oct 2017

Fashion 101

- Working with children, you're privy to some of their conversations. Overheard snippets as you walk past or sit next to them. Even the very young children somehow seem to be able to effectively commun...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 30 Sep 2017

Primordial Scream

- Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock. A child who has no voice from screaming internally, Not knowing what is happening, but her soul knows it's not right. Hoarse and silent she grew over the years...

By: starchild | Category: Poetry | Added: 22 Jul 2017

Winning The Prize

- "That's him, Momma." Cindy points at Simon across the schoolyard. Her mother looks at him and smiles. He's pleased but not sure exactly why. He's the new boy in kindergarten. Some other boy tells h...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 06 Jul 2017

Canada Food

- "My Uncle Patrick is in Canada," one young boy announced to me on Friday. I was on outside duty that afternoon and it was rather quiet, so I was standing on one of the boxes that the kids can climb u...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 26 May 2017

Thanks, boobies!

- I don't know if it's the children I work with or just children in general, but some of them are obsessed with the human anatomy. Whether it's the questions I have documented in my other stories, or p...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 05 May 2017

Dear Mr. President

- I cannot send this message to you. I was going to write to President Obama, and I forgot to. I wanted to write on my behalf for help. I cannot do that now. You like to grab women; you have no respec...

By: starchild | Category: Musings | Added: 21 Apr 2017

Snow day

- My girl looks out the window wake up hurry wake up mommy It's snowing out let's go she yells I turn in my cocoon to see Her eyes are shining in her crib It's a snow day she says to me Brothers are h...

By: tonyal | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Mar 2017

Boom!

- "Boom!," I hear a little voice coming from the bathroom. "BOOM!" I hear again, this time louder, and then there is the unmistakable sound of laughter. Children just love playing in the bathroom, runn...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 01 Mar 2017

The Mum Goes Moo

- Sitting down with a group of children in the shade, on a very hot day, I was reading a story with them about farm animals. After the story was finished we played the "what sound does this animal make...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 08 Feb 2017

My Kids Do Stuff That May Get Me Beat Up Some Day

- * * * This is one of my favorite musings from previous submissions * * * One winter day, when he was three, I carried my son into a local shopping centre. As we approached the entrance, I saw a l...

By: Ping | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 13 Jan 2017

Chest Lumps and other body oddities

- Children are very curious and inquisitive, so naturally, questions about bodies and body parts are going to come up in my job. How one handles it, is key. Of course, there is that classic childhood ga...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 21 Dec 2016

How would you like your bear meat?

- One of the funniest, yet simplest things I have ever seen since working with children happened on Thursday and even now, just thinking and writing about it, I have the giggles again. We have a 'family...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 20 Nov 2016

Summer time at the daycare

- Things are heating up at work. Apparently, spring didn't get the memo that it's her season, and us here in Hawkes Bay have gone straight to summer. It's not a major complaint, though, six months of su...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 06 Nov 2016

Halloween Hi-jinks and other ramblings.

- Halloween isn't widely celebrated in New Zealand. It's more of an American thing, but I have noticed that now it is slowly starting to catch on over here. The local Plaza now stock Halloween costumes,...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 29 Oct 2016

Kids say and do the darndest things!

- I work in childcare, a job I love and enjoy very much. No two days are the same and the children definitely keep me on my toes, but I would not change it for the world. I love my job. As you probably ...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 05 Oct 2016

Internal thoughts of a woman alone

- She was plain as paper. There was something very nondescript about her. The darkish, straight brows, the blue eyes that were just that - blue. Not a special blue, or a sparkling blue. They were neithe...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 10 Aug 2016

Feathers and Corduroy

- A small mechanical bird buzzes and clanks its way across a wooden table, it is shadowed by a curios man. Whom is even more shadowed by the obstructing tree that shades the gray splendor. The instructi...

By: AdventurerJJ | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 06 Jul 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: 4.3| 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

A Hundred Breaths

- December 22, 2015 Ricky breathes deeply as he walks through the park. The air, sweetened by the scent of pine and cooled by the fallen snow, refreshes his lungs and spirit. It’s barely evening, y...

By: Paperboy | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

Halloween Fun

- What is better then free candy Is what they all will say It’s absolutely dandy Patiently waiting for the day They will come to your door And say Trick or Treat They will receive candy galore ...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 30 Oct 2015

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

My Special Blessings

- The littlest things makes me smile I love when my kids give me a hug I love when they go the extra mile Hugs and kisses are my drug Our children grow up so fast Each moment is a blessing Raisin...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 05 Oct 2015

The Almshouse

- THE ALMSHOUSE Chapter 1 I remember my last day at St. Margaret’s. It had been snowing, as it did every winter in Ashford, Pennsylvania. The roads disappeared under blankets of white, and busines...

By: BlancheKing | Category: Thriller | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2015

Blood Roses After Dark Ch 5

- I stepped out of the house and began to head off to the play pit I seemed to keep returning there. Kurai answered every question without hesitation, and without sparing any details. I did not ask so...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 01 Sep 2015

My Two Boys

- You will never know how much I wish those children were mine. The two little boys God said I could never have. The 2 little boys you told others I had but didn't take care of. I would have loved them....

By: Sparkle | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 29 Aug 2015

For Them

- Consumed by sadness I pen this verse I saw your life Can't imagine much worse I pray for you strength To make your escape So that your sweet children Won't grow up this way You're not a friend But...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jul 2015

Elephant Poo

- ‘Harry! Don’t wipe your fingers on the glass, there’s a goodboy. It’s probably dirty. Zoos aren’t the cleanest of places. What’s that? Yes I know the elephant is having a wash. Well yes, of course it ...

By: The_Original_Shyboy | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 15 Jul 2015

I'm not eating that!

- My Mother once told me, a long time ago, that if I ate all my broccoli my hair would grow. I was not convinced; I knew it wasn't true, as I never ate my broccoli but my hair still grew. She ...

By: AriesDragon | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 14 Jul 2015

childhood

- As I sit and watch the children swing It takes me back to the days of my childhood Of playing hide n seek Making mud pies Of playing in the creek water knee deep Of catching fire flies a...

By: maryruth | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 09 Jul 2015

How Do YOU Think He Should Die?

- She broke her boyfriend's heart, that's all she did, said, "This isn't working, can we still be friends?" Then he disappeared for a bit, A psychiatric ward is in his past now, as well as a kidnappi...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 04 Jun 2015

In A Child's Eyes

- As I get on the bus and find myself a seat, I am so very tired and know that it will be a long ride to my house. Praying that I could have the car fixed and not ride the bus for the 100th time. I sit ...

By: maryruth | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 19 Mar 2015

Eight hearts

- Eight hearts began their journey Eight hearts started to beat Eight hearts that you have carried Eight hearts made us complete Eight hearts that we keep sheltered Eight hearts t...

By: paulus | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 21 Jan 2015

Are We There Yet

- "It’s not what it looks like," he said. "I’m not pushing. You’re the one pushing." "Am not." "Are too." "Leave me alone. This side is mine. Stay on your side." "I’m not on your side. Now I...

By: elof69 | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 14 Jan 2015

How can I explain?

- How can I explain to my kids Why their mommy is not here To celebrate my birthday Or Christmas, or New Year How can I tell my children Of the phase our lives are in That what we shared was dying Th...

By: paulus | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 02 Dec 2014

Tomorrow

- Children's voices sound out loud I hear their merry laughter 't sounds like they're running after Eachother while they shout They're playing hide and seek I see them hunt eachother Without having t...

By: paulus | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Nov 2014

Orphans (Intro and scene 1, act 1)

- Henry O'Connor: An orphan abandoned by his father Alexander O'Connor at Oakenhill's orphanage. He is paralyzed in his legs and deathly ill will cancer. He is best friends with Mickey and Lucy two othe...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Plays | Score: 4.7| Added: 03 Nov 2014

On the death of a child

- as the soft bird sits gently on her smooth patient eggs even so my hand rests on your tiny lifeless head

By: blackvamp1 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 05 Oct 2014

The Goldfish

- The annual Saint Joseph Church carnival was winding down. It had been three and nine-tenths days of fun, but on Sunday evening, eleven-year-old Thomas Leary was running out of time. In between boardin...

By: DiVitto | Category: Supernatural | Score: 3.7| Added: 16 Aug 2014

Celestial Siblings

- The starless Sky prepares for a celebration; Gathering the Clouds , her children - with boundless jubilation. She paints them all in black and grey; And lets them all, have fun and play. Of them, t...

By: Starlyt | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 30 Jul 2014

One Barefoot Unicorn

- One barefoot unicorn  His name is Pete He walks through the forest With no shoes on his feet His daddy gave him his shoes To wear so Pete could run But see, they were too big So Pete could ...

By: Sparkle | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 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

In The Garden

- Birds screeching, With leaves afloat Trees moving, Bees sucking the nectar, Children hanging around  And some couples enjoying the occasion,  What a pleasant view! It's so wonderful to b...

By: GreyHound | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Jun 2014

An Angel's Story

- I came to live with this family in 1988, when they moved across the country, leaving family and friends behind in search of a new beginning and a better life. I was already here in California, waiting...

By: frogprince | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 01 Jan 2014

Snow Angels and Laughter

- Snow is drifting lazily down Caressing branches, gathering slowly Standing by the window, Cup of cocoa in my hands I hear the gentle stirring A quiet giggle filters down the stairs I watch the ...

By: little_kitty | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 10 Dec 2013

The Bumbling Painter

- I performed many different odd jobs when I was a teen and into my early twenties. I mowed lawns at five different homes including my own. Several people also asked me to paint and redo their kitchens ...

By: frogprince | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.8| Added: 07 Dec 2013

Making Mom Freak Out

- My mother was such a lovely woman, in spirit and appearance. She always reminded me of the pin-up girls from the 40s and 50s. That was her era of course. And whenever she posed for a picture on the be...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Humor | Score: 4.7| Added: 29 May 2013

Bingo-Lingo'

- Bingo-Lingo “ Come-on-now-ladees-n-gents, one-or-two-more-players-before-we-start. Up-down-side-to-side-corner-to-corner-your-four-corners. Slope-to-the-left, slope-to-the-right. Take-a-seat, ...

By: bri54 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 02 May 2013

Cursed

- He crept into the room quietly. Curiosity caught the better of him and he wanted to see the little princess that the castle was raving about. The room was dark and the crib stood alone in the moonligh...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 08 Apr 2013

Love You Through It

- She stares at the phone for a minute, wondering for a second if she heard him wrong. Maybe there was a mistake? Could there have been a small mistake and it effected her results by a lot? "Hello? ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 31 Jan 2013

El Pequeño Cocodrilo Peludo (The Little Furry Crocodile)

- This unit emphasizes intuitive reasoning with fractions and proportions. It also illustrates how to perform mental computations by simplifying problems. Lastly, it explores the notions of compassion a...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Humor | Score: 4.9| Added: 26 Jan 2013

Silence

- Silence A blessing or a curse? Has daddy finally gone to bed With his reeking breath and angry eyes Or is he out there waiting Wanting me to move Another excuse to hit me A beating...

By: Writemeariver | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.2| Added: 23 Jan 2013

Ghost

- Ghost I can still feel the ghosts gathered around me like ancestors in reverse, where the children die and old warhorses get older in their place. (Elizabeth Bear, Worldwired ) I do not know ...

By: bear_hug_giver | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 02 Aug 2012

He Had Blue Eyes

- That summer, it was too hot. We didn’t have a thermometer, and even if we had, the little red lines and numbers wouldn’t have meant much to me. But I knew that it wasn’t normal. It couldn’t be. By ...

By: Tiula | Category: Romance | Score: 4.5| Added: 25 Jul 2012 Editor's Pick

From Morning Songs: If We Weren't Here

-   If we weren’t here everything would flourish. The blazing sun would rise each day like now. The moon would do its rounds and what would perish would not know its name. New seeds somehow ...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Mar 2012

Gaza on TV

- I watch the fathers running through the streets, carrying their limp dead children in their arms, their broken hearts bleeding grief and rage. I see them running past the wounded everywhere, pas...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 04 Mar 2012

My Dog Ate It

- My Dog Ate It The excuses they are so varied, Why one’s homework is never done. On Mondays it’s easy to say: “On the weekend - we took a vacation.” Teacher said you had enough time “But my p...

By: dgford | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.5| Added: 28 Jan 2012

Romona

- I was sitting on a curb on some random city street with 3 duffle bags full of what I believed to be the most important things in my life. In reality, it was all just clothing...some clothing I don't e...

By: Patrick | Category: Drama | Score: 4.4| Added: 30 Nov 2011

The Boat of Sand

- The Boat of Sand When I was young, my Father built for me, a boat of sand, so very grand, to sail upon the sea. My sister was the cabin girl and made to swab the decks, we searched t...

By: Davidpendragon1 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 19 Aug 2011