Category Archives: Short Stories

Pushed Too Far

Pushed Too Far by Teresa Smeigh The phone was frustratingly quiet. Josie was so tired of John’s hackneyed excuses as to why he couldn’t call or see her. She understood he had to work. Who didn’t? What annoyed her to … Continue reading

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Fire, My Worst Nightmare (Non-fiction)

I am terrified of fire, so bad, that as a child I was forbidden to watch the news or any shows, or movies, that might contain fire (obviously “Towering Inferno” was a no-no). It was and still is, a terrible … Continue reading

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Ouija

Ouija My sister, Myra, is always getting me in some kind of trouble with my friends. Today she promised all of us she would use the Ouija board to give us “readings from beyond.” How bad could that be? Sounded … Continue reading

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Twins

  Twins I rubbed the piece of plaster, laid out the tools and headed to bed for an early start on my project. The next morning I opened the door and stared. My block of plaster had two heads carved … Continue reading

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The Snatch

The Snatch “Hey kid, ya seen my puppy around here? “No mister, you seen mine around here? “Well kid no I haven’t. What does he look like? “Well turn around and look behind you!” “Grrrroooowwwwlllllll” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    Tessa

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You can’t go back! (Partly non-fiction)

You can’t go back! The twins sleep restlessly in the backseat of the car while traffic, still heavy at this hour of the morning, streams around them. This was their vacation and they’d decided to take the kids back to … Continue reading

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Cat Fiasco – Mostly Non-Fiction

Cat Fiasco “Sheba, get off the table,” Jennifer said. The feline just looked at her with disdain in her eyes and didn’t move. Jennifer moved towards her and Sheba jumped down, still eyeing her with disdain. As soon as Jennifer … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Bumble Bee – Non-Fiction

Revenge of the Bumble Bee I had my hands full of dishes from the counter when a bumble bee flew up under my uniform dress. I immediately dropped the dishes on the counter and began swatting at my dress trying … Continue reading

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Superhero vs. Exterminator

Superhero vs. Exterminator At my grandson’s preschool graduation they asked the children what they wanted to be when they grew up. All of them wanted to be ballerinas, superheroes, rock stars, etc. My grandson – an exterminator. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tessa

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The Great Paint Escapade

The Great Paint Escapade Mark, Darren and several other of the kids were looking at the painting and giggling. The guards glanced at them every now and then and wondered what they were up to. The children ignored the guards … Continue reading

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Dashing Through The Snow

Darren dashed across the yard and headed for the trees. The snow was falling rapidly. He slowed to catch his breath. He could hear his name being screamed. Not too far away. He had to start moving again. The trees … Continue reading

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Love Thy Family

“We’ll go in a few minutes. Relax, Dorrie.” John asks for the check and they head back to work. Entering the door they find the guard tied up and gagged. John rips the tape off . ”Gunmen, 4 of them, … Continue reading

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The Doll

Penny stares at the store window. “I want this doll!” June looks at a life-size doll that looks exactly like Penny right down to the curly brown hair, pink-smocked dress, tights and shoes. They entered the store and Miss Polly … Continue reading

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The Batteries – Friday Fictioneers

Cindy puts the last touches on the marathon cleaning and the house was now sparkling. No reason for John to bitch at her this time. Something crashes in the other room and Cindy stares in horror as John, in the … Continue reading

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The Bus

    Sarah finds herself slipping into darkness again. Saree and Serge disappear. She finds herself coming to, but now she is walking up to the bus stop. What the hell? I am so confused! She surveys the bus. It … Continue reading

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Growing Younger

“Sarah! Wake up, momma is going to be mad at us if we don’t clean up this kitchen!” No this can’t be happening again, it can’t be! She feels someone shake her and she reluctantly opens her eyes. Saree is staring … Continue reading

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Angel

“Sarah, wake up!” Saree and Serge are yelling at Sarah. But it can’t be them, Nana said they were both dead while I was resting in the hospital. The ice cold water made Sarah jump up. “Are you two nuts?” … Continue reading

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The Confusion

It seemed merely seconds since Sarah had flipped down through the darkness. Whatever possessed her to blindly step into an unknown cabin? Where was she now?There was no sign of the cabin. The clearing was familiar, but not quite the … Continue reading

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A Fable – An Unknowing Savior

Repost The mouse meandered along unaware of the danger fast approaching. The cat crept closer, sniffing the air eagerly. Dinner! Squawking, the blue jay dove at the cat, alerting the mouse to his enemy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tessa

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The Cottage – the last piece

Rain is pounding thickly through the trees and striking the ground. Sarah jumps up confused yet again. Where is she now? Better yet, what year is this? She seems to be alone this time, but she slowly and warily turns … Continue reading

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