Childhood stories, books, poems, and more

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In the time of rocks I may have been a pebble Read More
Who shall flee the dusk? Read More
Another in the Australiana series - though probably not as obviously so as others. A tale about sowing the seeds of doubt in a young child Read More

Reads: 67

Comments: 4

The Booksie Classic House

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Tags: childhood, hope, past

Featured Review by Jeff Bezaire

"I've been thinking about this a lot lately, too. I wish I could recapture some of those childhood feelings - the hope and excitement, of indulg..." Read More

Essay / Humor

September 03, 2020

Reads: 108

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A slice of my life as a kid in the summer of 1973. For those who are in their teens and twenties probably think I'm some old guy reminiscing. Well, you'll be right you young whippersnappers. So pipe down and read the ramblings of and elder Read More

Reads: 51

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

boy's shame and lies when summer was over we had to put on shoes and go back to school I dreaded this time of year the first day the teacher would ask the students to recite where they had gone on vacation during summer I was ready I had sent… Read More
lying in the tall spring grass he protects himself from the unfriendly march wind illusory animals appear in the clouds a herd of clouds becomes a herd of sheep an elephant becomes a kitten a naked woman appears lying on a cloud, then evaporates the other imagined things remained longer… Read More

Book / Other

August 28, 2020

Reads: 126

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Sydney is a 13 year old child who is a timid introverted kind of person. She kinda has no friends in middle school, since she isn't in the same school as her friends. So this year, this is the years she's going to put it back together, try making friends… Read More

Poem / Non-Fiction

August 28, 2020

Reads: 81

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

fierce summer storm boy hears sounds of gathering storm thunder shatters silence bolt lights the room rain drops hammer out its tin roof symphony awake listening watching counting 1001, 1002, 1003 guessing distance to lighting’s strike hears vicious crack of bolt’s attack daylight illumines large oak, split struck for the… Read More

Featured Review by Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn

"A nicely written piece that stirs childhood memories over a cup of morning coffee ... We used to own an old stucco house with a metal roof. ..." Read More

reminiscing when one is poor it doesn’t take much to make one happy happiness does not come from money it comes from experiencing small things in life he remembers mama’s biscuits and gravy fried okra and homemade cakes and pies winter evenings the family gathering around the radio imaging each… Read More
magical smell of rain wind blows over plowed fields brings smell of approaching rain farm boy marvels at the power of smell city child plays in rain on streets wind blows smell of rot and piss he dislikes the power of smell mother smells approaching rain hastens to gather clothes… Read More

Featured Review by Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn

"Another fine piece that stirs childhood memories of being with my grandparents on their farm north of Smalltown, and growing up staying with the..." Read More

Poem / Fantasy

August 26, 2020

Reads: 84

Comments: 2

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

kite and boy inexpensive paper kite flutters in the wind making wonderful sounds back to the boy holding the other end of the string kite dips and smiles at boy and dances little jigs as its string is held taut boy smiles back a strong wind begins to blow kite… Read More

Tags: childhood, boy, play

Featured Review by KatV

"Thanks to you, I saw this entire lovely scene. I love the happy ending, the promise of another day. Great Poem!" Read More

Just a short insopired by a conversation with my 4 year old niece. Read More
A man remembers a time from his childhood when a friend came over for tea and things turned a little sour. Read More

Reads: 229

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

My childhood has ended. What an awesome time it was Written for a poetry challenge. Cover photo by me Read More
It's the Summer of '73 and I'm spending the Summer in Chinatown. More specifically, here: The Ping Yuen Housing Projects are located in San Francisco’s Chinatown. There are separate buildings, all called Ping Yuen, running up along Pacific Avenue. They opened in the 1950’s to replace the deteriorated slum buildings… Read More
Childhood memory about Thanksgiving. Read More
A person meets a girl...wearing a blue jacket, their convo takes a dark turn. Read More

Tags: childhood, sad

Do you long for your childhood toy? Does it evoke happy memories you wish you could capture again? Read More

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