Books tagged: compassion

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Robbing Honey
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Davey follows Jack along the river bank to their favorite fishing spot, but things aren't how they used to be. Jack has married Davey's sister the night before and that's all Davey can think about, even as they follow the smell of sweet-ripe honey and the sound of swarming bees to the tree with the honey.
The First Nudist
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Following a family reunion, Gransallie learns that her favorite niece, Ophelia, ia a not only a school teacher but a nudist. Hating to be proved wrong, Gransallie tries to defend Ophelia to her granddaughters, who "don't care where they are going or what shape they arrive in as long as they are going." Gransallie is their driver and chapperone on trips to Florida, or just anywhere.
Wherebouts Are We
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Grannie has bad skin cancers but not bad enough to take her out of this world" where nobody wants her except one granddaughter. Luzanne drives her from house to house belonging to Grannie's three daughters, but each refuses to take her. It is while "visiting" Imo that the old lady finds a final rest while trailing a yellow cat out to a sunny porch.
And the Winner Is?
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Eileen and Duck Dixon were on the verge of splitting up before they learned they'd won the Easter Lottery. Now they're stuck. Then they discover a missing ticket out of the twenty-five each bought. So who actually owns the winning ticket? To make matters worse, Eileen's mother Nell had loaned them the money to buy the tickets. By rights, does the winning ticket belong to her?
Castor Bean Seeds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities
A young bride in 1963, my friendly new neighbors showered me with Castor Bean seeds. Nobody knew then that the seeds contained Ricin. They were just tall exotic plants, free for the sharing. Later I learned how toxic the seeds are and wondered how many had been carried downstream to Florida by the Alapaha River. But that was a different time--that was before the grasshopper became a burden.
Frances
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
I first met this Frances at a nursing home where my daddy lived for awhile before he died. She walked up to me in the hall and asked should she give them milk with their food. Next time she asked me to bring her a trouble-free "itty-bitty baby." And then I found out that this Frances was a serial kidnapper of other patients' baby dolls. She reminded me of that other Frances, my deceased mother.
The Widow's Mite
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
I know what it's like to be on the receiving end of mercy; I know what it's like to be hungry and broke. I couldn't scrap up enough change from my Gucci purse to buy even a drink. The fast food manager discounted my food 100%. The Spirit was moving among us in a most unlikely place.
Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
I'm likely to be proved a liar for believing that life gets easier, if not sweeter, with the passing of time. I remember the old days, the hard times, and can't help thinking that progression of time brings us closer to that place of everlasting rest.
Piebald
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Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010. Category: Essay » Literature
What would you do if you were suddenly blessed with a piebald deer mount in your small living room? No problem if it was placed as a centerpiece by an enemy, but a husband of many years is a different story. Add to that, this husband really thinks "Piebald" is a masterpiece.
I Ain't Staying
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Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2010. Category: Essay » Literature
I had been there most of the morning watching the living dead file in for their doctor's appointments. An old man in bib overalls sat down in the chair facing me. "I ain't staying," he said. His wife and son, I guessed, sat each side of him. "I ain't staying," he said again, repeating it about every two minutes. "Daddy," said his son, "it's not even your appointment. It's Mama's."