Alma Darlin Davis had questions about life, death, and dreams that needed to be answered. She finds a few answers and a few smiles.
Harriet Riley was born to sing. Her life story would reveal many hurdles on her path. Harriet kicked them down and walked her way. Being true to herself, she traveled, tried, and triumphed.
I learned early on in life from my Father, "Eat and use what you kill. Be spiritually thankful for the life you took." My story of the wolves follows what my Father taught me.
Trying to figure out life, love, and why time goes on when we find those hours, days, weeks, months, or years of happiness. Always looking for that eternal splash in a puddle or walking with a true love in the ocean waves.
Everyone has at least one big secret in their life. It may be during a time span they are uncomfortable talking about or refuse to talk about it at all. Seth Tarvels would travel quite a distance to reveal his Grandfather's secret.
Life and love have many challenges along the way. Humans make difficult decisions that change their paths and many times in hindsight those wonderful decisions blessed their lives. Beautiful souls are born every day. Beautiful hearts recognize them.
There are times in life when couples have to compromise to make a plan work. When one falls behind climbing the hills of living, the other holds their hand and pulls. Simple acts of love.
The American Civil War is one of the most argued about events in history. Eilean McHarvel needed to sort out truths, lies, and emotions that were causing her to feel anger toward her ancestors.
A young girl in the early 1900s dreamt of falling in love and living a long life in love. Things happen along the way that can change the paths of dreams. Where do those paths lead?
I wrote this story for the Fathers who truly love their children but have been separated from them due to circumstances beyond their control.
Wise teachers and true friends can make such a difference in a teenager's life. The heartbreaks and heartaches are so devastating at the time they happen. Even distant memories can bring faraway tears.
Can someone send their soul away from danger to safety? Even a shaving mirror can be a treasure of life. Love truly transcends all things.
Linda Browlin tried and tried and tried to hold together her marriage with her husband, Chase. Their arguments, like many couples, were often based on financial difficulties and decisions. Blue can be a sad emotion. Blue can also be such a beautiful color.
A historical fiction story came to mind when I saw the photo of the boy below. I had an uncle, a dear friend, and a co-worker who served in the Korean war. This story is dedicated to their remembrance.
A handful out of thousands of people become famous in Hollywood. The sun is our star. It rises in the morning and falls in the evenings...casting shadows all the while.
There are stories that fade away and some are lost forever. Tarala Mooresen finds herself in the middle of a story lost. Sometimes it takes years to reveal a secret.
Teenagers daydream, dream, and sometimes push that dream right into reality. If love always made sense...what fun would that be?
Human beings often say prayers in desperate times of our lives. We try to reason with God who already knows our reasons.
A man and woman can fall in love, dream of the future, and smile at the past. True love is always more love.
Jimmy and Teela are best friends. Time being kids is measured in hello smiles and goodbye waves. Days spent together and with nature are the treasures of memories.
Teachers can be a guiding light...many are. They can also leave a child in darkness...a rare few have. Travis Milton would find both in his school.
Sometimes people are who you think they are. Sometimes they are not. The truth always comes around sooner or later.
1918 was a hard year for many around the world. Maybe the simple sight or thought of a flower marks a moment in life that stands for eternity. I'd like to think so.
Life takes us through storms. Love is always there to help us find shelter or weather the hard winds. Polly Gebbert stood her ground in her storms. She was always tied to love.
I've written stories over the years about Soldiers for Memorial Day. This is one of my favorites. I believe that human acts of love often catch the ears and eyes of Angels. Armina Mullens made them smile and cry.
I dreamt once that I was a German soldier. I led people through a tunnel and held a woman's hand. I quietly sent them into the wilderness. I walked back to the camp. I felt a sting in my heart and woke up. I think of the dream often. This story is inspired by that soldier.
Teachers are many times treasures to students. The depth of care and learning swirls in their souls forever.
The hustle and bustle of the streets made it hard for Amayah to concentrate on her cello playing. She needed space in a place to perform in a little more peaceful setting.
A short story of an African American woman and her Grandson living in mid-20th CenturyTunica Mississippi.
A 9-year-old girl named Grace gets in humorous situations with her cat Fippy.
A story about a blues guitar player back in the early days of the music.
A Grandmother teaching lessons to her Grandson.
I've always thought that human nature is the most humorous thing on Earth. It is as natural for us to complain as it is to mourn. Sometimes in the mix.....it can be funny.
Sometimes a dream seems so real, even a dream taking place in a time long before you were born. I believe a dream could be a message from a loved one passed on or maybe our own spirit tryin to guide us in life. I could also be a caring kindred spirit doing the works of the heavens.
I once heard that, "Heaven is a state of mind, not a place." I believe it can be both. Jake Alvens would experience such a phenomenon by simply doing his job. If you love fantasies of love.....continue reading.
Frances had put an advertisement in the local paper, "For sale, wedding dress, never used." She was looking at her Ad that morning, sipping her coffee while twirling her reddish brown hair around her fingers. She thought to herself, "Eight hundred dollars would be so nice to get out of that dress.
The interview began as reporter Molly Hensen sat on the porch with, Jack "Bones"Miller, a one hundred and two year old cowboy. The big red Wyoming sky was casting a soft light on the bronze, wrinkled face of a man who had lived a hard life. His...
As I remember...from a boy's point of view....older women were more a part of young fantasies than girls. While the girls rolled their eyes at his antics...an older womanwould smile. She was smiling...not to embarrass him...she wasn't really...
Back in the mid 90s....My sister Ann Hofer, and I had a small music publishing company in Nashville. Ann and I had gone to a night spot called, Douglas Corner to hear a songwriter perform. Her name was Suzanne Jusst. Ann had talked with Suzanne...
Being rude seems to have become to some people, the new, "Cool." I've never been impressed by smartmouth jerks. There's an old saying, "People will remember how you made them feel."
I discovered early in life that music can calm, comfort, and be joyous to any soul willing to listen. Music is such a wonderful gift to give, receive and share.
My wife, Tammy and I had been checking out auctions all day long. We decided to go to an auction house that we had been at a few times before. as soon as we walked in the door, I saw them....a table full of Auricon cameras and sound equipment. We...
Sometimes life's storms devastate us with tragedies causing us to walk a different path. Is it fate or just the winds of chance?
A disease that destroys flesh. Streptococcus, also known as necrotizing fasciitis bacteria can be very dangerous, even fatal.
What would a British Soldier think about the United States if he could come back today and have lunch and a beer in a local pub?
Back in the 1960s, we had a neighbor, Mrs. Osborne. My dad would do small errands for her because she couldn't get around well. She was an elderly woman who lived alone. She asked dad one time to take a look at some old pictures she had. Dad...
I remember hunting squirrels with my dad when I was a boy. We would clean them and dad would cook them in an iron skillet. He almost always prepared them with gravy. They tasted great!
One early summer of my life, changed my life. I was there at the campus, waiting on my new girlfriend. I sat beneath an old oak tree, leaned against the trunk and just watched people. I was a bit early. I really didn't want to be late and...
The man I use to work for, loved to decorate on Christmas. He wasn't a religious man, so to speak but he was a fair man when it came to treating his employees right. I never heard him curse once in the eight years I worked for him. His name was Jim...
Death is certainly the last breath. Where would the soul exit the body? Would it exit the same place as the first breath?
Of all the creatures on Earth, dogs have to be the most lovable, forgiving friends that humanity has ever had. Just think of the countless fallen souls a dog has lifted to smiles.