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Comfort and Fear

There are things about my current life that make me feel like a human being: a box of facial tissues on my bedside table to blow my nose on…a ceramic cup for my tea…my little garden…shelves with books… a bed with clean sheets and an inside private bathroom. I used to blow my nose on... Continue Reading →

‘Happiness’ by Mary Lavin

Happiness by Mary Lavin, 1968 The magic trick: Establishing a philosophy early in the story; then showing how the narrator feels about that philosophy throughout the rest of the text We begin a week of Mary Lavin stories, sending us into the world of Irish Catholicism. It can be an intense place. “Happiness” presents a... Continue Reading →

Hidden Marriage

Chapter 1 : 7 Months Pregnant Her body was burning with heat as strong as volcanic lava, and the only one who could save her, was the man before her.. She clung tightly to the cold marble- like skin, her survival instinct eventually making her give up all resistance.. Pain was accompanied by pleasure slowly... Continue Reading →

Fear not

He could feel something beside him. Just that notion of movement that for a split second sent a chill down his spine. Instinctively he turned to see. With a gasp and a stumbling step back he realised he was staring onto his worst fear. The chill from his spine spread like a spiders web over... Continue Reading →

Always Ask|NOTHING

John was told that a Twin Engine Plane would be Waiting at the Airport.. Arriving at the Airport he spotted a Plane warming up outside the hanger.. He jumped in, said 'Lets go. The Pilot taxied and took off.. Once in the air John told the Pilot; 'Fly Low over the Valley so I can... Continue Reading →

The Dream

He gently opened his eyes and the warm sun beat upon his face.. He lay among the soft caress of the grass and a gentle wind embraced him.. His father sat underneath a tree a few feet way beside the babbling brook.. You are awake,, his father smiled., I fell asleep dad.,,''You did my son.''.''I... Continue Reading →

An Office Boy,

A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company.The employer interviewed him, then a test. clean the floor.. You are hired.. the employer said. Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when you will start.. The man replied, I don’t... Continue Reading →

Finding Happiness

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.. Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon.. Each one was asked to write his\/her name on it using a marker pen.. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.. Now these delegates were let in that room and... Continue Reading →

A Mother

A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away.. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing.. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, I wanted to buy a red... Continue Reading →

The Little Boy

Little Boy Motivation Story Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said.. How is my little boy?. Is he going to be all right?. When can I see him?. The surgeon said, I’m sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn’t make it.Sally... Continue Reading →

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