Category: SHORT STORIES

“Do You Want a Lollipop?”

It is an amazing feeling realizing a two year old tuned into my voice. She was on her aunties lap not feeling well.Her great auntie wanted to give her some medicine. She resisted and the first dose went down the front of her. Second dose ready, she was still wiggling...

Esther Burgess: An Inspiration

Esther Burgess: An Inspiration Photos and story by Glenda M. Carter, Previously published in The Fourth Estate, Walla Walla Community College March 14, 1988, 18th Year, No. 15   A couple of weeks ago, many of us saw the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, a story...

Impulses

A strong creative impulse once governed my life. At the time, I knew I sacrificed a lot…a lot of the so called norms of our society; family, home, steady job, nice car. Yet, I had much freedom to wander; time to enjoy a sunrise or watch a...

I Am a Christian Because…

Faith I am a Christian because I choose to believe in Jesus Christ. If my belief were based on what other ‘Christians’ do and believe, I would be totally discouraged; I would not be a believer. In fact, for many years I rejected Christianity because of disappointments...

“Boys to Men”

Boys to Men Young boys hiding in a field, stick weapons pointed like guns. Surprise! Bang! Bang! you’re dead. Fall down. You are dead. Laugh, Chuckle, We won! Get up, do it all over again. My hat is white, yours is black, I’m the good guy, you’re...

The Empty Peanut Butter Jar

On my journey through life, I often wandered aimlessly. Things I did not comprehend, became defined as I cultivated the seeds that were planted by people who had gone before me in knowledge and understanding. Teachers are in a position to challenge thoughts and ideas. When I was studying...