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Shiver

Photo by Kristina Gray The faucet turns on with a creak. Water rushes out like a mini foam waterfall into the cheap cream bathtub. Her spa awaits. She lifts the shower nozzle and dashes back from the streams of cold water that come before the heat. Gingerly, she places five toes in the streams. Hot, but not hot enough. She…

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Rainbow Unicorn

Once upon a time there was a unicorn called rainbow unicorn. She could change all the white stuff to the colors of them. And they make sounds! The sounds of the stuff they do. And then does another. Then she returns back to her rainbow home. Hooray! Thee end. Written by my four-year-old.  What kind of stories does your child…

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On the Riverboat

  “There it is, mom! The boat!” Levi said. “Oh man, this is the best day ever.” A man passing by smiled down at my excited four-year-old. “It is small.” I laughed and hugged his head. “Well yea, the Disney one is much bigger. Do you still like it?” “Yea!” Lou, my husband, grabbed our baby girl out of my hands.…

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Creative kids

Family Story

Once upon a time there was a little kid and a mommy and a daddy. They were playing tag. Then watching TV! And then playing music. Then they were playing electric guitar. Then they turned up the sound all the way to 100! And then plus 8+9. Then they doed jump rope. They were happy. Thee end. Written and illustrated…

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Caution, Children at Play

Tears escape from my burning eyes, their streams sliding across my cheek bone. Half-blind, I stumble to another room to escape the toxic air, leaving behind my partly chopped onion and boing pasta. I blink until the fresh air calms the searing burn. High pitched growls come from the room to my left. The door is open slightly, letting dim…

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