Stories tagged child

Eggshell White Frigidaire

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He ran for home, screaming for help in the silent ravine.

After the Fall

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They were a family, now, these three: child, widow, widower.

The Last Lion

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He stood for a long moment just watching with his hands in his pockets. He felt as he had been delivered from the intention of the holy one, blessed is he and into the hand of what had been gripping him for years; about to arrive at what had for so long

The Hollow Affronts, Internal

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And it's a tough thing to become a father, a contradiction; guiding a child to avoid the things that you know about so well.

The Light In My Arms

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I asked him is name and here’s the kicker, Leiby. It means lion. You know what? I said mine is Levi, how do you do. That means to accompany—like in the root of the word, it’s got that meaning. As in levayah, funeral in Hebrew. Does that only

The Light In My Arms

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I asked him his name and here’s the kicker, Leiby. It means lion. You know what? I said mine is Levi, how do you do. That means to accompany—like in the root of the word, it’s got that meaning. As in levayah, funeral in Hebrew. Does that only

Obsidian

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Listen to me, at the end of all things, and I will tell you her story.

Sunflowers

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On that balcony, on every other day, she practised her other, more worldly religion - gardening, specifically sunflowers.

Life on TV

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The television volume softens in the shadows.

The Stairwell

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She lived on the top floor, supposedly the best floor in fancy buildings, but rather less glamorous when in a building with no elevators.

Black Eyes, Blue Tears, and Dark Thoughts

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At five a family relative took my life away from me and no one cared

Tales of a Gentleman Farmer Chapter One

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He looked Dad right in the eye and said, “I’m not afraid of him anymore, Dad! Watch!”

Visitation

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My mother looked up and began to laugh, it was a nervous tittering, but there was delight in her eyes at the crazy spectacle of our small black puppy eluding, probably taunting all these armed police.

The Misanthrope Confesses

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I murdered my inner child/ at 7 and neither denied/ nor confessed the act until now.

He's Grieved Long Enough

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My stepmother called me an amoral virgin during our latest "disagreement."