I know... it's raining... you're bored. So write a short story for me.

When you encourage your child to write short stories, you're solving a major family crisis ... "MOM!!! We have nothing to do!!!"

Your kids are stuck in the house and restless. Will it be a tablet or the TV today? No... too easy. How about a friendly board game... in your dreams.

Instead, divert that energy toward something fun, creative and uniquely engaging. Writing short stories.

I hope to show you how kids can use the computer as something more than an expensive toy. My young readers have submitted hundreds of interesting tall tales.

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I promote writing as a technique that can develop a child's skills, interests and good behaviour. The kids use this as a social network as well, since they can exchange comments about their creativity and imagination.

While promoting positive activities, we can, hopefully, diffuse the many negative influences affecting our children everyday.

Whatever the case may be, there should be something here to amuse or intrigue you.

I have taken care to avoid placing advertizer space on pages reserved for children. Earlier kids' stories had some ads while newer ones should not.

This is important for your child's safe browsing of this site via your desktop computer. They will likely go mostly to story related pages, while some ads will exist on general and parenting-related pages.

As the adult, you may have viewed questionable material elsewhere. Be advised that without changing your preferences, Google's ad display method will relate to your browsing history, and is no longer context-sensitive to the page you are on.

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Welcome to my family-friendly site complete with:

  • a safe play area for kids
  • challenging quizzes and brain teasers
  • help for aspiring authors
  • stories to read and hear
  • a parenting search engine
  • valuable references to parenting and educational sites
  • my personal observations and ramblings
  • and lots of common sense suggestions
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Visit my library to find a child's short story or to submit one online. Here we also provide access to scary, true, funny and other stories. Happy reading!
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Almost tougher than scary, funny creations deal more with timing and what is unsaid than any other form.
Scary Short Stories to curl your hair
Once you've mastered how to write, the scary tale will test your metal and entice your readers
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Submit your child's work
Submit your child's masterpiece to my site the fast and easy way. They will feel a real sense of accomplishment when it's online soon after (proofing time permitting).
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