• July 19, 2024

If Only – A Inspirational Short Story by Lauren Halliday – Reedsy Prompts

Stuck in her head, Lila pulled the church’s door open, going over in her mind which prayers to say and when. Her first Confession was a little awkward – staring at Father Brown, unable to hear him over the blood in her ears, though Father Brown was helpful in the later ones; Lila now sat…

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Letters Never Sent – A Inspirational Short Story by Frost Fire – Reedsy Prompts

I want to start this letter with words that have been on my heart for a long time—words I should have shared with you much earlier. I want to tell you that I’m sorry, deeply sorry, for not expressing this to you sooner. There are moments in life when we realize the weight of unspoken…

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Blow Behind Billy – A Funny Short Story by Séamus McNally – Reedsy Prompts

Billy McSweeney enjoyed life again. The first fortnight after the diagnosis he stayed home, and wouldn’t pretend now it hadn’t hit him hard. He didn’t care if people believed he had chosen a lifestyle that gave him an ironclad shot at an early jaunt in Grannerty’s hearse. ‘Doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do,…

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The Porcelain Village – A Inspirational Short Story by Jonathan Page – Reedsy Prompts

My clay hands are becoming solid porcelain. I have always had potter’s hands. The throwing water absorbs the moisturizing oils of the skin. Leaves the hands rough. The clay paste dries and cracks the skin. Leaving it red. But now my hands are hardening. In the bisque firing, my hands harden like porous greenware. The cremated carbon and sulfur escape, exhuming my…

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The Lantern of Kaamos – A Adventure Short Story by Jonathan Page – Reedsy Prompts

The melting Arctic is a crime scene, and I am like CSI Ny-Ålesund. Trond is the anonymous perpetrator leaving evidence and clues for me to discover, like breadcrumbs leading back to him. “Jonna,” he had said, the day we first met at the research institute, “If you are going to make it up here, don’t…

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Vegan Hamburgers – A Drama Short Story by Ariana Tibi – Reedsy Prompts

WOW. I cannot believe that just happened. I went to AJ’s studio and almost walked out with a record deal. I was sober, too. He started rolling a joint and offered me some but I immediately said no. Last week, I had drinks at Lighthouse Studios and the executive was totally judging me when I…

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The Ten Best MAMA’S FAMILY Episodes of Season Three

Welcome to a new Sitcom Tuesday! Today we’re continuing our coverage on the best episodes from Mama’s Family (1983-1984, NBC; 1986-1990, First Run Synd.), the hilarious half-hour extension of the popular “Family” sketches from The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978, CBS), which we discussed here several years ago. Widow Thelma “Mama” Harper lives in Raytown with her dimwitted son, trashy daughter-in-law, and…

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11 things you might not know about Mama’s Family – Catchy Comedy

Good lord! Thelma Harper’s clan has a rather unique history on television, moving from Carol Burnett Show comedy sketches to made-for-television movie to beloved sitcom. While the family members may have changed over the years, one constant throughout was Mama herself, brilliantly portrayed by Vicki Lawrence. To this day, Lawrence continues to revive the character for TV appearances…

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The Waltons” 50 Anniversary in Person Experience

THE WALTONS CAST REUNITES WITH PUBLIC EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HIT FAMILY SERIES WITH EXHIBIT AND Q&A AT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM HOSTED BY HOLLYWOOD FILM/TV CRITIC LEONARD MALTIN WHAT: Just as families are preparing to gather in celebration of Thanksgiving … for many, the first time since the pandemic began ……

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‘The Waltons’ still stirs fans’ love & nostalgia

The Rev. Matt Curry’s parents were children of the Great Depression, just like “The Waltons” — the beloved TV family whose prime-time series premiered 50 years ago. When Curry was growing up on a farm in northern Texas, his carpenter father and teacher mother often argued playfully over who had a poorer childhood. “The Depression…

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