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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XIX

- Entry XXV – Today I have found myself in a difficult state of mind. Of course, I will not lie and write as though I do not know what is causing my sorrow. For I know full well what. It began earl...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 11 Apr 2017

Gift

- On the eve of Christmas day, a mother just got home from working overtime at the factory to a simple house. The dark and the silence of the house welcomes her. She sets her tired ass on the hard wood...

By: rune | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 Dec 2016

'Twas the Week Before Christmas

- 'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the town Not a shopper was smiling, they each wore a frown; The cars they were parked in their bays willy-nilly, Whilst pedestrians dashed to-and-fro ...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Dec 2016

The Robin Hood of Christmas

- A man I knew of quite strange mind would rob the disabled and blind but then give to the very sick and needy. People thinking he was mad would ask “How can you do so bad?” He’d say ”It’s easy t...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 22 Dec 2016

Surfing Santas and Sandmen

- Catrin ran full tilt, her bare feet kicking up sand. Gleaming in the sunlight, her long auburn hair billowed out behind her like a sheet of flames. Without breaking stride, she glanced over her should...

By: Welshdreamer42 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 21 Dec 2016

Christmas Joy

- The last of the winter light had leached from the sky, Seven pm on the shortest day of the year; Hurrying through bustling crowds of late night shoppers, She goes, homeward bound, worried frown creasi...

By: KindOfHeart | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2016

Father Christmas

- They said there would be snow for Christmas, but it just kept on raining forming a veil of tears for the virgin birth, as I see that Fir or Pine tree standing there representing a vision of Paradise. ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 5| Added: 13 Dec 2016

Sherry's Magical Christmas

- It was nearly midnight on Christmas Eve, and Sherry was slumped in a chair in the sitting room of her small cottage, lit only by the embers of the dying fire. She was feeling totally out of sorts, fac...

By: KindOfHeart | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.8| Added: 11 Dec 2016

The Santa Clause

- ".........minutes  of the meeting of the Board of Members of the Managing Council of Santa, Elves and Reindeer Limited held at Santaland, North Pole. Dated 26th December 2014. Resolved, 1...

By: SindhuriSathiyaraj | Category: Fantasy | Score: 3.5| Added: 17 Feb 2016

The Workshop

- The all-consuming flames wash over me and start a fire in my core. Although I burn, so does the air about. The blistering heat of the forge peels away the grimy layer of metal, but as I fold it, a new...

By: TheBurningWriter | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 08 Jan 2016

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

- All Hearts Come Home for Christmas The small window afforded little in the way of a view. Not that there was much to see; it was snowing like crazy outside. As I settled back into my seat with ...

By: musesinspire | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 24 Dec 2015

The Nurses. Chapter 8

- Munchen.Pasing. December 24th, 1939 It had been a long day for Maria. Her shift was about to finish and she was ready for home. She was pleased, though, for tomorrow her shift was to change to...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 23 Dec 2015

Holiday Heart

- Holiday Heart (Eve Gaal) Like a string of Christmas lights your life began with little cards and greetings. Godparents, grandparents and neighbors welcomed you into the world. Holid...

By: Eve | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Dec 2015

Christmas

- High in the sky, the stars shine so bright. Which one did they follow on that wonderful night? The three wise men who, from the orient came, To find a child, though they knew not his name. Wheth...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Dec 2015

The Nurses. Chapter 7.

- Berlin December 24th, 1939 Christmas Eve. Katarina was at home with her parents. It was Sunday, but as was often the case she would be working. She never minded working at Christmas. She would...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2015

The Ghost of Christmas Sideways

- The apparition was angry. “Stop saying that! I am not the Ghost of Christmases Past! I am the Ghost of Christmas Sideways! I show you how past Christmases and the rest of your life might have been ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2015

Christmas Holiday

- Children are so excited for Christmas Day The countdown has officially started Santa will be embarking on his sleigh The children hope Santa is bighearted Are they on the naughty or nice list The...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 11 Dec 2015

This wish I bring to you

- Christmas time brings all that’s fine, this wish I bring to you. Happiness in all you seek and love the whole year through. Strength to help you through the roughest times and light to guide your way...

By: HappyIdiot | Category: Songs | Score: 4.7| Added: 08 Dec 2015 Audio version available

Christmas Party Quirks.

- Ah, the start of the holiday season. It brings with it the endless invitations to gatherings at the houses of friends and family. Now I was never a real big fan of these parties, and it's not for the...

By: The_Count | Category: Musings | Score: 4.5| Added: 05 Dec 2015

Glue

- The Christmas tree was up by the first weekend in December and fully decorated by Sunday night, just before prime-time TV, but all feelings of accomplishment faded when Renfield the cat jumped headlon...

By: verbal | Category: Drama | Score: 4.8| Added: 21 Jul 2015

Amber Part 26

- It was now Christmas Day and both families were up at their normal workday time instead of sleeping. They wanted to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, while they discussed the plans of the day, before they ...

By: The_Count | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 22 Apr 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

The Last Christmas Gift

- She awoke ecstatic to see us after rushing to the hospital from our Christmas cruise. The e-mails were candid, ‘Mom in hospital. Home can’t deal with outbursts and rudeness!’ This was inevitable aft...

By: cjandrew5051 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4| Added: 14 Jan 2015

Underneath the Missile Toe

- He woke up ecstatic. Today, Christmas Eve, was the day Johnny and his friend, Steven, were testing their new invention: Missile Boots. "You're sure these have been fully calibrated?" Johnny asked, l...

By: Cricket | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 01 Jan 2015

Marble Christmas

- Christmas time has come around once more. People were flooding stores buying up whatever gifts they could before time ran out. Houses were decked in lights and all sorts of inflatable Santas, snowmen,...

By: TRacr14 | Category: Drama | Score: 3.8| Added: 25 Dec 2014

Just For Your Smile

- She woke up ecstatic to complete the scrapbook she was making for Angel, her boyfriend. She had painted the pages, pasted pictures, the only thing left was to fill in words. Her mind was blank as sh...

By: azuma | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 25 Dec 2014

The Toy Drive

- For the past few years, I was a ne’er do well. I was the one kid from the Houston ghettoes that would throw illegal raves, steal cars, run a couple meth labs, run drugs to Mexico and saw the inside of...

By: ladysharon | Category: General | Score: 4.5| Added: 21 Dec 2014

Good Intentions

- "It's not what it looks like," she said. The girl’s parents stared in horror at what had, the night before, been a festive and lovingly arranged assortment of gifts under the tree. "But...but w...

By: SydneyLeigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 19 Dec 2014

Unwanted Gift

- The Christmas present ticked me off! After twenty years of friendship, he knew how I felt about presents and Christmas. The wondrous ideal of love, family and religious worship, that Christmas is, w...

By: rolandlytle | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 18 Dec 2014

Stephanie's wish

- The Christmas present ticked to an abrupt stop at the bottom of the stairs. It was the pink electric drum set she wanted so bad. "Why would you do that Stephanie?!" her mother wailed. "All I asked...

By: BestAbsolutePerfect | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 14 Dec 2014

Declan

- "Not guilty, Your Honour." Declan's heart raced. Freedom, at last! Cleared of double murder, he believed his hell was over. But people had changed. His neighbours no longer greeted him. It was Christ...

By: sitting | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 15 Dec 2014 Editor's Pick

The Christmas Visit

- “You cannot be me from the future!” I shouted. “That is just not possible! Besides… you’re old and ugly!” “Deal with it!” the old man replied. “I am future you! And I can prove it.” “How?” “By t...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Humor | Score: 4.8| Added: 14 Dec 2014

You want what

- You want what? It was Christmas Eve 1996, daddy was back from the war in Vietnam. It had been a long year with daddy gone. Everyone was so excited about Christmas. We all bundled up and everyone ...

By: Cheryl | Category: Childrens | Score: 4.7| Added: 14 Dec 2014

A Time Bomb for Christmas?

- The Christmas present ticked ominously from under the tree. Sam glanced at it suspiciously. She remembered the argument she had from the day before and sighed heavily. It was always something. She gla...

By: sallyslayer | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 14 Dec 2014

Are you Elfing Nuts?

- “Are you elfing nuts? You can’t go on strike!” hollered Santa. Yes, there were times when the ‘Big Guy’ bellowed, or even screamed. Like the time Blitzen accidently stepped on his big toe – the one w...

By: DiVitto | Category: Humor | Score: 4.6| Added: 12 Dec 2014

Christmas thoughts

- He hated the holidays. Christmas was just useless holiday, that could go unnoticed. He had no one to spend it with, or talk to while having a feast, or watch open their presents and mostly there was n...

By: Entangled_Fate | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 10 Dec 2014

Christmas dinner

- He woke up ecstatic, he felt so wonderful! He wasn't going to have that same old boring Christmas dinner with his parents. No, he was going to buy HER, that beauty he brought home, a fancy dinner. ...

By: paulus | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 11 Dec 2014

The Annual Gift

- The Christmas present ticked and would open soon. They've chosen one out of billions annually since the Code was deciphered because its power must be limited. They placed the box in my home on Christm...

By: Elliotlacey31 | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 10 Dec 2014 Editor's Pick

christmas story tellers

- All the Christmas stories the children are learning As the Christmas candle is burning. The stories are being told by grandparents and parents alike Sitting by the candle light. Oh so ...

By: poetlou | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Dec 2014

It Wasn't Me

- Not guilty, your honor. It was not I who broke into the Martins houshold. I was not the one who stole the flatscreen in the living area. It was not me who broke down their seven foot tree. I did not s...

By: TRacr14 | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 09 Dec 2014

The Fragility of Age

- "You got what for my mother?" "A vibrator." "Why?" "She was complaining about her sore feet." "So you bought her a vibrator?" "I was trying to help!" The wife chased her husband out of the house...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 09 Dec 2014 Editor's Pick

Santa Shot My Dad

- "It's not what it looks like," he said as I walked in. Ever since I was little I’d wanted to meet Santa, but silently sneaking down the stairs on Christmas Eve to find him standing over my father’s ...

By: Liz | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 10 Dec 2014

Christmas First Date

- She woke up ecstatic thinking today’s the day; full of nervous energy she rolls out of bed and heads for a hot shower. Once finished she walks back to her bedroom, dressing in the beautiful flowing...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 09 Dec 2014

Thinking about Christmas

- When I was growing up, Christmas used to be a magical time to me. I was raised a catholic and we went to church every Sunday. Christmas then however, was more than just religious. It was a true family...

By: paulus | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 08 Dec 2014

Phantom Wars Chapter 18

- Chapter Eighteen: Christmas On Christmas day the mansion was transformed in a spectrum of colors that rose from the ground and covered the walls, ceiling and everything inside the mansion. Everythi...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 4.5| Added: 22 Nov 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

Say “No!” to Toys for Tots….”Yes” to Toys for Tottlers!

- To heck with “Toys for Tots!” Instead think “Toys for Tottlers!” Because tottlers (seniors who walk unsteadily and just tottle along for whatever the reason) are much needier than kids. Their friends ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Dec 2013

Amelia, Then and Now (Part 2 of 2)

- "She seems quite taken with you," Nadja said. Nadja was one of the senior supervisors of the library. We often had lunch together and we talked about pretty much anything. Today, she caught me off ...

By: Paperboy | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 18 Nov 2013

Amelia, Then and Now (Part 1 of 2)

- I checked my watch. I had been waiting for her for almost 20 minutes. I grinned and chuckled to myself. No, I'd been waiting longer. I leaned against the railing overlooking the square. The air was ...

By: Paperboy | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 15 Nov 2013

A Little Christmas Fairy Tale

- This story only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Once upon a time, there was a little Christmas fairy. She was a beautiful little Christmas fairy! He...

By: Daisy | Category: Childrens | Score: 4.9| Added: 07 Nov 2013

Santapedia: The Story of Guido (a.k.a. Prancer)

- My most vivid memory of my evening with Prancer is not his admission that he was a murderer. Though unnerving it was consistent with his obvious paranoia. The most vivid memories are of what happened ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 06 Nov 2013

Fallen Snow on Christmas Day

- The pines are hanging low Weighted by the new fallen snow It looks as though the clouds Have fallen to the ground below The white replaces the green Making a winter wonderland scene And the woodland ...

By: youngmommy | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 13 Jan 2013

the ultimate christmas

- 12/01/10 new Children around the world waiting for Christmas day So many letters to Santa, with so many things to say. Asking for every toy ever known to man And all his little elves giving ...

By: poetlou | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 23 Dec 2012

My Most Memorable Christmas

- While there are many disturbing memories of Vietnam, there is one surprisingly excellent memory - Christmas morning. The confusion, laughter, and joy that I created for eleven very homesick young men ...

By: bear_hug_giver | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.5| Added: 23 Dec 2012

christmas child

- this is a new one (12/22/12) It was Christmas eve and last minute Shoppers were running frantically. As I walked out my front door What to my astonishment and surprise A little boy sittin...

By: poetlou | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Dec 2012

christmas spirit

- this is one of my favs that i've written Christmas spirit (11/4/12) I hear the birds up in the tree tops sing I hear the bells in the church steeples ring I see the squirrels run around wi...

By: poetlou | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Dec 2012

Simple Treasures

- Rainy days are not any fun. Sam and his little brother Jim knew this all too well. The constant rain for the past week forced the two boys to resort to other means of entertainment. Both of the bo...

By: OldTexasWriter | Category: Drama | Score: 0| Added: 12 Dec 2012

Christmas Baby JESUS

- How do we not know what Christmas is all about When we create so many excuses and doubts. God had given us his only begotten son ... Given to Mary , for she was the chosen one. He came to this earth ...

By: poetlou | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 08 Dec 2012

Christmas Eve 2064: Almost Everyone Gets the Right Gift

- “Daddy, he is soooooooo beautiful!” my eight-year-old daughter Susie cooed. He was. The magnificent white unicorn was on his hind legs. His long mane was flowing, embedded diamonds in his horn twink...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 04 Dec 2012

A Snowy White Christmas

- Have you ever seen a "Snowy White Christmas”? I did one time and I did not like it at all. It was so very cold, my nose and ears almost froze! I honestly do not care, about the Christma...

By: Isadora | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 04 Dec 2012

Lost in Christmas

- Scurrying crowds beat down on the pavements And screaming children bicker with their frustrated adults, Strangers to each other in this season of enforced cheer. Blue-white light strings buzz above t...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 04 Dec 2012

Home for Christmas

- PART ONE Naomi sat, staring out of the city bus window. She held two large, brown shopping bags on her lap. The bus was not really crowded, but she did not feel at ease. Looking out the window was he...

By: OldTexasWriter | Category: Drama | Score: 4| Added: 04 Dec 2012

Depraved Christmas Misunderstandings: Happy Holidays!

- He gave me quite a whack after I grabbed his bulging sack! (Santa left his toy bag on the floor.) IF THESE OPENING LINES EVOKE A SMILE (or better a guffaw) PLEASE CONSIDER READING THE REST OF THIS...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Dec 2012

Christmas Far from Home

- Christmas Far from Home PART ONE A cold wind swept the dirt street sending clouds of dust into the air. A few pedestrians scurried along the worn paths between the ruined buildings. Anxiety m...

By: OldTexasWriter | Category: Drama | Score: 4.2| Added: 30 Nov 2012

A Sentry's Story

- Sam trudged along the now familiar path around the storage area. Two hundred paces along the fence line, one hundred paces to the corner of the first building, two hundred fifty paces along the back o...

By: OldTexasWriter | Category: Drama | Score: 3| Added: 29 Nov 2012

That Time Again

- PART ONE It’s that time again, that time again--that time between mid-November and the end of December. Yes, it is that time again, when everywhere you look, everywhere you go, you are reminded that...

By: OldTexasWriter | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 28 Nov 2012

The Lost Voice

- They had the kind of love everybody wished to have. It was the kind where words unspoken between them told on their faces. One look and they knew what each other was thinking. Acelynn met Jagger when...

By: Douglas_Daleray | Category: Romance | Score: 2.6| Added: 22 Oct 2012

The Crèche

- Becky Patterson arrived at the coffee shop short of breath after hurrying from the only parking spot she'd been able to find, five blocks away. Her hair disheveled and face rosy from the brisk walk, s...

By: magnificent1rascal | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jul 2012

Blue Christmas

- The Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone in a blink of an eye. The Monday after the days of turkey and tryptophan, I walk into an office that’s awash with every decoration of the festive Christmas h...

By: ladysharon | Category: Drama | Score: 4.4| Added: 21 Dec 2011

Christmas Bugaloo

- Ooh ooh bugaloo I got to do some cooking And you have too. Ooh ooh bugaloo Stockings hanging For presents from who? Ooh ooh, bugaloo Somethings burning And its not cooked through. Oo...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Songs | Score: 3.3| Added: 21 Dec 2011

Debbie-Downer-Christmas

- Christmas isn't the same anymore...it hasn't been the same in a long time. But this year...something about this year that was just so...terrifying, awful, disappointing.  The house outside doesn't li...

By: Patrick | Category: Musings | Score: 4.3| Added: 19 Dec 2011

Christmas Dinner

- He found her in the kitchen talking to the broccoli, leaving the carrots whispering to one another. In the far corner he noticed some newly arrived brussels sprouts, huddled together, nervously...

By: mj51 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 19 Dec 2011

Merry Christmas and I Apologize and I Retract all my Prior Grinchy Christmas Works

- It’s time to stop being cute and coy and simply wish you Christmas joy because the day is rapidly approaching. May you smile at all the lights that brighten up the winter nights and I’ll stop be...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Dec 2011

Christmas Tree

- Running through Their house to the front door Theo and Rowan excited from hanging decorations, come to me shouting see what I have done! Love swelling From my heart I look wi...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 16 Dec 2011

Santa, maybe?

- Spectacular is the only word that can describe the view from the plane window flying into Jackson Hole, Wyoming. One gets fearful as the Grand Tetons appear as though they will scrape the bottom of th...

By: Jackson_Banks | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2011

SANTAPEDIA: Anti-Child Attitudes at the North Pole in the 1950’s

- Overview Credible Christmas historians have long known that the North Pole was not always a child-friendly place. This was evident in the early 1950’s, when resentment over impossible Christmas Ev...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 09 Dec 2011

Christmas Poem

- Christmas Poem © Copyright 2011 Autumn Writer Silent forest, leafless trees in frozen night in darkness shadows rise and come to life—black brigades, pointed arms, reach out to barricade the S...

By: AutumnWriter | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 05 Dec 2011

Santa’s Voice Menu System

- “Pwesent!,” my daughter shouted. “Pwesent!” “I’m sorry,” the elfin voiced on the telephone said. “I didn’t understand that. If you want a present for yourself from Santa, say ‘Present.’ If you want ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.3| Added: 03 Dec 2011

I Shot Santa Claus in Self-Defense!

- “Should I start just before I shot Mr. Potato Head in the face?” I asked. “No,” Callahan replied. “Pick it up earlier than that.” “When I discovered that Santa Claus was Amish?” I asked. “Before...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Fantasy | Score: 4.8| Added: 01 Dec 2011

His Christmas Wish

- The Christmas holiday season has always been a memorable time of year. Whether it is time spent with family, those special gifts from a loved one, or simply the smell of Grandma's cooking, every Chris...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Romance | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Dec 2010