Reading Room

Have a minute or two to read something uplifting or amusing? You are in the right place. Here you will find various short stories or poems or even un-named genre for your enjoyment. We hope you enjoy them.

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Joe and His Homework

The gentle waves rolled in and brought a jubilant ten-year-old with them.  Joe’s smile was bigger than his face. He ran out to the next wave and jumped high just as it started to break.  Joe loved the beach!  He ran over to his parents and flopped on the blanket. ...

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An Announcement and a Story (Mary and Sissily)

November is National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short.  It is a challenge for writers to write 1667 words a day so that they will have a novel of 50,000 words by the end of the month.  I took up the challenge with a bit of a twist.  I am writing a variety of...

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A Little Shift

I hate these raging hormones.  When my hormones rage, my control goes out the window.  I think I am in big trouble.  This baby is due in a week.Ever since I got pregnant, every time I have changed I have become this overweight welder guy!  That is not supposed to...

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Sweet Tea and Moon Pies

The fairies were always troublesome at this time of year.  Sometimes they just seemed to wreak havoc with the sheep and then the dogs went crazy.  Sometimes they stole the mail.  Sometimes they let the air out of the tires.  But Mark and Marisa seemed to have a truce...

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She took the delicately formed key from the top of the crystal cabinet and unlocked the door. She had already gathered her mother’s and her grandmother’s favorite hats and two mirrors from the dressing tables. Now she gathered teapots, plates and tea cups. She set the...

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The Key and the Mirror

The key was driving him crazy. It fit perfectly into the middle of the mirror. Who in their right mind made a key out of mirrored glass? And it was the third key they had found. They were all hidden in odd places in the old house and they all fit into the mirror. She...

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A Hole in Her Pants

I was following a suggestion to just write about whatever I noticed. The first thing I noticed at a coffee shop was that the woman ahead of me had a small rip on the back of her slacks right beside the pocket button. This is what the came out of my head and onto the...

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