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10 Best Children’s Story Books To Help Them Have Sweet Dreams – Bedtimeshortstories

Bedtime can be really baffling for parents, especially ones with toddlers. Handling the child’s need for companionship, protection and on the other hand, sleep often turns out to be quite a complex exercise for many. A lot of parent surveys quote, “Getting the child to bed on time every night is like a recurring nightmare for them.” As a resolve to this, parents follow a variety of bedtime rituals all
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The Chimp –

Down slid the chimp. Not quite like a fireman, more hand-over-hand because the pole inside the four-foot-wide acrylic cylinder running floor-to-ceiling in the middle of my apartment had branches. Surely, shit piled on the floor below – the chimp is good at tearing off his diaper – but the beauty of it was I couldn’t see it or smell it, and the rent was great because the chimp’s owner kept
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A Normal Thanksgiving … Finally – Short Stories

It's beginning to look like a more typical holiday season this year. Like everyone else, we did not get to spend Thanksgiving with our children and grandchildren last year.Missing an almost entire year of holidays with our family has made me rethink how I want to cherish every moment I have with them in the future.Let me explain. If you have ever read the story of Mary and Martha in
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Taking Submissions on our Main pages – Short Stories

You are here: Home / EWR / Taking Submissions on our Main pages November 19, 2021 by Every Writer We are holding off on publishing on our EWR:Short Stories site for awhile, but through the Holidays you can interact and submit your work to our main page at everywriter.net We are also running many contests and have calls for submissions on our Christmas/Holiday page! If you are interested in publishing
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One Story Issue #283: Carrie R. Moore’s “Naturale”

Our new issue was procured and edited by contributing editor Karen Friedman, so I’m happy to hand the mic over to her to make the introductions. Here’s Karen on why “Naturale” is such an awesome story. — PR “Naturale” by Carrie R. Moore, begins with a betrayal. When we meet the main character, Cherie, her husband has just confessed to an affair. Cherie doesn’t shout or throw her coffee in
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One Story Issue #282: Puloma Ghosh’s “K”

Last year we were fortunate to be able to bring the omni-wonderful Manuel Gonzalez onboard as one of our contributing editors, and this, Issue #282, is the first that he has acquired and edited for us. With that in mind, I’m turning the reins over to Manuel to make the introductions. Take it away, Manuel! — PR One Story is extremely pleased to bring you the creepy, unsettling debut story by
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One Story Issue # 281: Ann Aspell’s “Fair Use”

Our new issue was procured by contributing editor Will Allison, so I’m passing the mic over to him to make the introductions. Take it away, Will! — PR This month One Story is happy and honored to bring you our second debut story of 2021, “Fair Use,” by Ann Aspell. Set in Burlington, Vermont, during a snowstorm, the story chronicles a chance encounter between two characters: Jenks is a struggling painter who
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Sharing the Season – Short Stories

One year, while we were living in south Texas, I received a box in the mail from my son. The package was about 12X12X12 inches but felt very light. I couldn't imagine what was in it.The post office had marked it fragile, so I was careful as I removed the tape and slid the lid off. I heard a rustling sound when I moved the box. The gift was wrapped
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Short Story: Hearts and Minds, by Jack Petrubi | TSS Publishing

Winner of the Cambridge Short Story Prize 2021 Hearts and Minds Prenatal | ˌprē-ˈnā-tᵊl | adjective Occurring or existing before birth. Providing or receiving prenatal medical care.   They are always busy. Every morning over coffee—his head sore from gin and tonics the night before—he watches Samantha line up her pills, taking her temperature and her folic acid. She ticks off each day on the menstrual calendar she spent a
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Short Story: Phantom Pains, by Ruth Guthrie | TSS Publishing

3rd Place in the Cambridge Short Story Prize 2021 Phantom Pains ‘Mum?’ ‘Mmm?’ ‘Mum, I’ve been thinking.’ ‘Mmmm?’ ‘I don’t think there really is a tooth fairy.’ ‘Oh?’ ‘No… I think it’s really Father Christmas.’ * The first time, there’s just one.  I lift the corner of her pillow, stoop and incline my head. I see it lying there, like a gristly milk tooth, waiting for some supernatural being, or