Category Archives: Children

The Happiest Day of My Life

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Father took us to the fair today, and for the first time since Mum died, we felt truly happy. We rode on the Merry-go-round ten times. Father let us ride as much as we … Continue reading

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Second Chances

” Do you see the rainbow?” I asked her. “Of course,” she replied, “It’s bright, vibrant and beautiful.” “And do you see the other rainbow, the one to its right?” I asked. “If I try hard enough, yes,” she replied. … Continue reading

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The Legendary Rivals

It was impossible to find two other friends who were as close as Karan and Guddu. You don’t have to take my word for it. Their parents said so. Their siblings said so. Their other friends said so. Their relatives … Continue reading

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The Cursed Crow

The crow sat on the thin, dry branch, lonely, morose, listless, waiting For the pain to subside, for someone to see him for who he was, without hating Every day he would sit at the same spot, from dawn till … Continue reading

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The Magic Beans

  Jack looked at the tree with a look of pure, unadulterated joy on his face. It looked magical. “Sell me the cow,” the old man had told him yesterday, “in exchange for these three magic beans.” Obviously, Jack had … Continue reading

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How I Saved the World

I was standing quietly at the edge of the forest, holding a ‘borrowed’ glass of stolen scotch in one hand, and a cigarette in the other.  Suddenly, I heard a loud rustling sound. Fearing that it was my Dad, come … Continue reading

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The Laziest Dog in the World

To say that Bruno was lazy was to say that Professor Dumbledore was an above average wizard, or that Sherlock Holmes was not too bad a detective, that is, an understatement of the highest order. For, you see, Bruno took … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

For 30 years, Donald prayed day and night, standing on one leg, not eating or drinking anything. God finally relented and appeared in front of him. “What do you want?” HE asked Donald. “I want my very own wishing star,” … Continue reading

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Snowy Day Holiday

Photo courtesy Sue Vincent Alex had gone to bed happy last night, very happy. It had been snowing so hard since morning yesterday that not just their cottage, but the road to the village, and the village itself had been … Continue reading

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