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sherrie-theriault's picture
May.29.2013
May 29     Queens: More than a Borough     My drama is bigger than yours.  My drama can kick your drama’s ass.  Well maybe not, but it sure is kicking mine.  Like a rain soaked grave, I stand in this muddy hole, sides slick, unassailable and count the piles of...
stephen-brayton's picture
Sep.25.2012
By James Patterson and Neil McMahon http://www.jamespatterson.com/books_toys.php Plot The world has almost been destroyed by humans but the rise of genetically engineered beings, known as Elites, has saved it. The Elites now rule. They enjoy the good life including various mechanical toys such as...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Mar.14.2012
Light-Brite, paper dolls, fashion plates, play-doh, Major Morgan, finger paints, and a wooden doll family that my father made me—these are childhood toys that I remember with fondness. I’m certain there are many that I’m leaving out, some that I’ve forgotten. On Saturday we went to a toy show. We’...
mayra-calvani's picture
Feb.27.2012
Pretty Dolls by Kimberly Dana, a finalist in the Children’s Picture Book category at the 2011 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, is a delightful story about overcoming jealousy and the love a girl can share with her special doll, no matter what she looks like.  Little...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Nov.30.2011
Angela Addington is a database geek. It comes in handy as she matches a storehouse of toys with deserving children. She’s the founder of Hannah's Treasure Chest, a charitable organization that collects gentle-used items then channels them through community service organizations to children who...
tom-flanders's picture
Mar.09.2011
This thought came to me during the third hour of the second day of a two day project planning session. Yes, two full days, one right after the other, sitting in a conference room, planning. Pity me hard buckos. So which am I and/or my writing, Tinker Toy or Lincoln Log? You can build a much wider...
barry-eva's picture
Nov.26.2009
For those of you who have not been reading my Thursday Story's up to now, each year I write a special holiday story, and have done since 1999. I will share one each Thursday until finally just before Christmas I will publish this seasons story. Today's is from 2002, you might have heard me...
talia-carner's picture
Oct.14.2009
As Monday, Columbus Day, was a no-school day, I grabbed the opportunity to pick up my first-grade grandson Jakie from his suburban home and bring him to New York City for 24 hours. Until my daughter and her family moved away a year ago, Jakie would spend an afternoon with me every weekend, with an...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.11.2009
Red came into my life when there was room for nobody. It was empty. Emptiness takes up all the space. Red was lying among several soft toys. Women younger than me were buying those for their kids. I spotted Red, arms akimbo. I touched it, just a little brush, with the nonchalance I need to practise...
sue-glasco's picture
Mar.29.2009
After taking Geri Ann to high school Thursday morning, Gerald just kept driving towards Illinois and arrived at Woodsong with beautiful weather here that afternoon. Very soon he had photos of all the family in Georgia printed and spread out on the family room coffee table. This morning shortly...