Stories tagged “PARENTS”

  • One Child's Treasure--

    “Claire, did you want to give your mom something?” Tammy asked, propelling her niece forward.

    The six year old approached the hospital bed, took the worn out rabbit she had been hugging against her chest, and gravely pushed it into her mother's hands. "B…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Pure Passive Aggressive (narrative nonfiction)

    Parents are experts at passive aggressive behavior. Take my job, for example. I deal with students.

    One such parent is actually a grandparent. The grandmother does not approve of who the mother is dating, so she refuses to babysit the student, nor the st…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Role Reversal

    I hung up the phone, tears on my cheeks. Sniffling to get control of them, I knew who I had to call next.

    "Miss Ann? This is Marie, Elizabeth's sister."

    "Do you want me to get her for you?"

    "No, Miss Ann, she's going to need some time off. I'm coming t…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?

    "Excuse me, little boy." Tommy jumped at the sound. He thought he was alone in the backyard. He turned around, seeing a large, heavy set old man behind him. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to frighten you," the old man said, smiling.

    Tommy looked over his shou…

    Posted 4 years ago