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Category Archives: Short Stories
I don’t know about others, but my father has always terrified me. Even as a full grown grandmom, he still scares me. I live in his house and he is my father and I am the daughter. The dynamic is … Continue reading
Kicked out of Class – by Tessa Dean I have mentioned before that I was a goody-two-shoes most of the time, but there were times when you had to watch out. I think now after all this time that I … Continue reading
___________________________________________________________ The Kidnapping By Teresa Dean Smeigh Copyright September 7, 2015 Nancy and Claire were riding down the roadway with the radio blasting and the convertible top open. Nancy pushed the accelerator down. She wanted to see how fast she … Continue reading
Bonnie Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh Copyright September 2015 She tried to concentrate on her painting, but she could hear soft noises from over by the large oak tree. “Mommy?” came a little child’s voice. Then “Mommy, is that you?” … Continue reading
Susie looked at her poor toys. The three of them the firemen saved and threw outside. They were soaking wet from the firemen putting out the fire in her house and they hadn’t had time to dry yet. As … Continue reading
We talked about having three children. My husband was hoping for a boy. Back then they didn’t have ultrasounds that could tell you what sex the baby was. Probably a good thing since the first pregnancy resulted in the doctor … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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