Children’s Fiction

A Lot of Sky

“Man, oh man, what a lot of sky!” Melly sang out as she woke in the morning, springing to her feet and racing to the window. “What a lot of dirt, you mean,” her twin sister Mal grumbled as she rolled out of bed. Melly laughed. “Oh, don’t be such a sourpuss, Mal,” she said …

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Toby

Toby was lying by the side of the road when Mac found him. “Oh no, boy,” Mac said, kneeling by Toby’s prostrate form. “What happened to you? We gotta get you to a hospital.” So saying, Mac gently cradled Toby in a blanket, placed him in the car, and then drove as fast as he …

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The True Friend

“Will you play catch with me?” Krista asked, standing at the door to Joey’s bedroom. She was holding a softball and the glove Dad had bought her for her sixth birthday last month. “Not right now,” ten-year-old Joey said, rolling off his bed and grabbing his mitt. “Duncan and the others are waiting for me …

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Rabbit

Don’t touch the rabbit! Grandma saidThe rabbit with the silver headTucked in a bag, to keep him clean,But he was lonely, I could see.I reach inside, I pat his cheek,Leaving behind a muddy streakGrandma pretended not to seeShe knew that Rabbit needed me   Note: For Vivian Kirkfield’s contest: https://viviankirkfield.com/wp-comments-post.php Thank you for this opportunity! …

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The Prayer Cat

“Please Daddy! Please Daddy, may we have a kitty?” My youngest, Abigail, begged as her older sisters folded their hands and looked at me with their best puppy eyes. I had heard this plea from one of the three girls for too long and I was growing tired of it. “Look, girls,” I said. “I …

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The To-Do List

Frances Fowler’s to-do list: Hide CD player, radio, and all of Emmy’s death metal CDs before she wakes up Feed Herbert Go shopping: restock on frozen mice for Herbert gallon tub of strawberry-chip ice cream dark chocolate brownie mix M&Ms laxatives canned tuna random formal dress from discount racks rent Emmy’s favorite chick flicks Make …

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Brothers

Myron was two minutes younger than Murray. Though born of the same parents on the same day in the same place, the two brothers were more different than if they had been born in different countries and eras and families. Murray was fair, Myron was dark. Murray was artistic, Myron mathematical. Murray was tanned and …

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