Category Archives: Children’s Stories

‘Irish smiles’

Down in the dewey meadow the four-leafed clovers grow. There‚Äôs a place in the valley that it rains but never snows. Tall grass waves in the air. A cozy wind fans the trees. Willow branches hold sway by a warm … Continue reading

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‘Eulogy for Big Willie’

    “We are gathered here today to celebrate the life and times of a gentleman giant who literally saw the world from a different vantage point than the rest of us. Today he is surely looking down upon us … Continue reading

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‘Quarter Turn’

  Once a week, a man turned his plants a quarter-turn on the sunny windowsill. It seemed unfair for the same side of the vegetation to receive the lion’s share of sunlight. For that reason, he was diligent in the … Continue reading

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‘Pocket-sized boss’

   The Copymax 5000 premiere office machine is a space-aged multifunction device without a doubt. Besides copying, scanning, collating, reducing, and other normal office features, it has a whole host of undocumented functionality. Some folks even claim the blueprints for … Continue reading

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‘Summon the fire’

Put your best foot forward,  march past certain defeat. From this path of success,  no one should ever retreat.  Within life’s daily shadows; challenges we rise to meet. He who summons the fire; isn’t afraid to face the heat.

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‘The cat in the window’

    “Mom, how come we hardly ever visit Grandma Bates? We go and see Dad’s parents all the time and they live much farther away. She’s just across town and yet we barely know her.”    “Well the truth … Continue reading

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‘Born of fire’

Deep within our fertile Earth, the molten womb feels pain. Terra’s birth canal incubates; inside her it must not remain. From a crucible forged in fire, another new life will be born. The volcano heaves forth fury; but her labor … Continue reading

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