Tagged: parents

haibun poetry 1

An Unpleasant Reminder

Haibun I find it just before I leave on some errands. A crumpled memo, with Sean’s R’s mother’s phone number on it, requests a phone conference. It’s at least two weeks old, if not...

short story about family tree 0

In The River’s Current

Short Story   It was a Thursday in 1946 when the father of my father didn’t come home. This wasn’t uncommon, but that night was one of the few nights he promised he would...

unfairness poem 0

Today Thoughts

Poem   The sins of our parents Are like past lives, Because finding opportunities Come from bees from the same hives. Someone born to welfare Is never given a chance, Even when they’re smarter...

school haibun 0

Educational Sights

Haibun Brightly decorated bulletin boards show off fraction worksheets and reading logs. A table outside Ms. Flynn’s classroom has a ball suspended in water or a magnet-with magnets around. Frankie, Stephan, James and another...

fatherhood fiction 1

Fatherhood

Short Story   I’m excited to be a dad. I’m excited to hear my wife is pregnant. To see her for the first time knowing we’ll be a full family soon. She and I...

role model fiction 1

Hannah

Short Story   I used to send letters to celebrities. I asked them how they were doing, and if they were excited about any projects they had coming up. They would send back polite...

read short stories 0

Mother of Disappointments

Short Story   Jess stumbled breathlessly up the stairs, dragging her suitcase behind her, with difficulty. As heavy and cumbersome as a corpse, Jess pulled her baggage over the last two steps and the...

abortion short stories 1

The Joys of Children

Short Story   Katie’s room had never had the lace, dolls, or pink accoutrements of a typical girl’s room, not even when she was little. She had never asked for those things, and her...