Children’s Fiction

Growing Up

Boris did not want to grow up. Ever since he’d hatched, he’d listen to his brothers and sisters boast about all the things they would do once they were out of the nest: “I’m going to fly higher than the sun!” Queenie squeaked. “And I’m going to eat the fattest, juiciest worms I can find,” …

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The Pen Pal

“Rosie, don’t forget we’re going to visit Great-Grandma Amaryllis after school today,” Mom called as Rosie grabbed her backpack and headed out the door. “Okay, Mom!” Rosie said as she closed the front door, but as soon as it was closed, she groaned. Great-Grandma Amaryllis was dad’s grandmother, and she had Alzheimer’s. Most of the …

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