• Horror

    The Hairpin

    The Hairpin turns sharply upon itself and within its clasp are tiny threads of woe, for some poor forgotten souls. An acute turn in the same direction leads him back from whence he came, only when he can defy his own natural reaction to danger, and continue straight can he finally reach, his darkest hour. Approaching a hairpin bend, his father is suddenly blinded by an oncoming vehicle. He struggles to regain his sight, now frozen in darkness by the light their journey tragically comes to an end—a young boy strapped in his seat drifts in and out of sleep. He hears his mothers fearful cry; now tormented by the…

  • Old Man, The Twilight Guests short story book cover
    Short Story

    The Twilight Guests

    Old man and The Twilight Guests is a wonderful short story of an old man being revisited by familiar fond memories of old friends who have long since past. A wonderful short story by the American author and poet Josephine Dodge Daskam, who wrote a series of short stories based on her own experiences. With the addition of some illustrations, and only a few—slight—changes to enhance a more modern reading experience, we hope you enjoy this short story. The Twilight Guests When they left him, in the warm, late afternoon, lying listless on his couch in the porch, they thought he would stay alone there till they came again. His…

  • The Life Of Mr John Smith short story book cover
    Narratives,  Short Story

    The Life Of Mr John Smith

    The Life Of Mr John Smith, an ordinary man who lived a normal life. A short story of a man called John Smith has the ability to inspire a moment of reflection. It is an enjoyable, pleasant tale. There is nothing better than to learn from someone else’s experience or wisdom, a short— but pleasant story, soon unfolds. An excellent tale for all ages, for how often do we forget our past experiences—a good reminder— to be sure. The original short narrative is from a collection of short stories by Jean Ingelow, an English author and poet. It was first published in 1865. We have added some illustrations, and made…

  • I Have A Right, narrative, short story of enlightenment
    Narratives,  Short Story

    I Have A Right

    I have a right, of course, we all have a right yet we seem to misinterpret them sometimes. A short story within in its own rights offers some enlightenment. Having a right is something earned, a responsibility in conducting yourself in a manner that constitutes having that right. There is nothing better than to learn from someone else’s experience or wisdom, a short— but pleasant story, soon unfolds. An excellent tale for all ages, for how often do we forget our past experiences, a good reminder— to be sure. The original short narrative is from a collection of short stories by Jean Ingelow, an English author and poet and was first…

  • The One-eyed Servant narrative, short story book cover
    Narratives,  Short Story

    The One-eyed Servant

    The One-eyed Servant is not exactly what she was expecting, but an inspiring degree of hope changes her mood with excitement. When the one-eyed servant is finally introduced, a point is clearly made. A tale with a twist yet teaches us a valuable lesson. There is nothing better than to learn from someone else’s experience or wisdom, a short— but pleasant story, soon unfolds. An excellent tale for all ages, for how often do we forget our past experiences, a good reminder— to be sure. The original short narrative is from a collection of short stories by Jean Ingelow, an English author and poet and was first published in 1865.…

  • Short Story

    A Short Story

    A short story is essentially a short prose of creative writing intended to captivate the reader into one single theme. To cut a long story short, they are an invented story to capture the readers’ attention—immediately. These brief fictional pieces of creative literature can transform the reader’s mood. Short Stories are regarded in the publishing world as fictional narratives. An author will often thrust the main character into trouble immediately, to capture the readers’ interest. A sense of curiosity will gradually lead them through a variety of unforeseen circumstances until finally, the story begins to unfold. The best short stories can have you in suspense right to the very end—before—revealing…

  • Little Rie And The Rosebuds short story, narrative of jumping to conclusions
    Narratives,  Short Story

    Little Rie And The Rosebuds

    Little Rie And The Rosebuds, a small blessing of joy, is plucked from harm on a cold and blustery evening. Soon she begins to flourish with a warm flush of contentment and love. Although a wild rosebud in need of nurturing must be handled with care, for there are many thorny spikes. Which can catch you unaware—a twist of a tale born from an act of kindness. There is nothing better than to learn from someone else’s experience or wisdom, a short— but pleasant story, soon unfolds. An excellent tale for all ages, for how often do we forget our past experiences. The original short narrative is from a collection…

  • Two Ways Of Telling A Story, narrative, short story of wisdom and kindness
    Narratives

    Two Ways Of Telling A Story

    Two ways of telling a story, one might say his close encounter with fate was perhaps another side to the story, a twist of a tale born from an act of kindness. There is nothing better than to learn from someone else’s experience or wisdom, a short— but pleasant story, soon unfolds. An excellent tale for all ages, for how often do we forget our past experiences, a good reminder— to be sure. The original short narrative is from a collection of short stories by Jean Ingelow, an English author and poet and was first published in 1865. With the addition of some illustrations, and only a few – slight…

  • Narratives

    The Suspicious Jackdaw

    The Suspicious Jackdaw is a delightful, educational short story, not just for children. A unique tale which teaches us a valuable lesson. It is from a collection of short stories by Jean Ingelow, an English author and poet and was originally published in 1865. With the addition of some illustrations, and only a few – slight – changes to enhance a more modern reading experience, we hope you enjoy this short and pleasant tale. THE SUSPICIOUS JACKDAW. There never was a more suspicious mortal in this world than old Madam Mortimer, unless it was Madam Mortimer’s Jackdaw. To see him peep about, and turn his head on one side as…

  • Can and Could meaningful short narrative for children, short story
    Narratives

    Can And Could

    Can and Could use with examples within a short narrative. A short story of Can and Could to help children to understand the different meanings of the words, including examples and use. This short narrative is from a collection of short stories by Jean Ingelow, an English author and poet and was originally published in 1865. With the addition of some illustrations, and only a few – slight – changes to enhance a more modern reading experience, we hope you enjoy this short and pleasant tale. CAN AND COULD. Onc upon a time, Could went out to take a walk on a winterly morning; he was very much out of spirits, and…