Jenna by Kat Fiore The horror of love. [2 words]
Like Troubled Water
He Gave It All Away by Amarjit Bhambra I have my own African Grey and this story was written in 1999, hope you like it.... [1,959 words]
Eat You Lunch Children by Amarjit Bhambra A story for Halloween for young children,especially the ones that don't finish their lun... [450 words]
The Power Within by Amarjit Bhambra - [90 words]
The Pharoah's Daughter by Amarjit Bhambra A little tale one mightlike.... [246 words]
The Healing Hand Of The Lord by Amarjit Bhambra I was in a Foreign Country, with my son who fell ill in the middle of the night. ... [259 words]
The Good Against The Evil by Amarjit Bhambra - [628 words]
Charlie The Squirral by Amarjit Bhambra When my son was born,I alway remember a Squirral in the Hospital grounds that the Nurses u... [341 words]
A Thing Of A Bat? by Amarjit Bhambra When this actually happened, it was very hilarious. I hope you imagine it well to enjoy that ... [349 words]
Wonderful, Wonderful Works Of God, The Lord God Is My Healer, My Protector by Amarjit Bhambra I think that sharing is very importa... [197 words]
The Heart Of A Noble Woman by Mandi Butkovich -A story about a young noble woman who first discovers what love is.---Please Review [860 words]
Witchcake by Risa Peris An imaginary retelling of the beginnings of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 throught the eyes of one o... [1,491 words]
Venice by Matthew Penner - [303 words]
Untitled About Bugs by Durfee's Student World from the perspective of another. Title suggestions appreciated! I can print the 2nd... [1,706 words]
Things That Really Happen In Life - The Sense The Feeling Before It Really Happens. by Amarjit Bhambra This really happened to me ... [356 words]
Thin Air by Randall Barfield ...you'd think it impossible that one man could terrorize an entire nation but,of course,... [874 words]
There Are No Others! Just Me! by Nik Siromah Short story about one of the greatest Bulgarian revolutionary of all time, Vasil ... [3,577 words]
The Thorn And The Rose by Amarjit Bhambraaa Bitter tangled love? [224 words]
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The Hunter by Evgeni Miller Jonas Rath A short story dating a couple of months ago. Comes with a second chapter which will be posted in a... [433 words]
The Electric Car by Tomas Sancio B Baquiano Two stories in Latin America become intertwined when a young Engineer kills herself after a fa... [1,462 words]
Teenager's Prayer by Jordan Holetzky A teenager's prayer... [1,216 words]
Screaming, Save Me. by Marie Buzzy After the dream ends, I find myself sitting in bed, frightened and panicking as I whisper t... [718 words]
Schoolgirl by Randall Barfield - [937 words]
Reflections And Modern Man by Kristal O-Garrow The dispersed thoughts of a man who just experienced a divorce. [678 words]
Pedro by Jordan Holetzky Talks about people who don't even know you are will to care about you to pray for you and to share God wi... [654 words]
Nightmare 1 The Chase by Jordan Holetzky This story is about a freaky dream... [752 words]
My Treat by Amarjit Bhambra - [631 words]
My Name by Allie Haaland - [209 words]
My Embarrassing Moment by Brady Kalt This is a short story about one of my embarrassing moments. [203 words]
Mountain Arrival by Norachai Thavisin The hermit has to prepare his mountain chalet for the arrival of his woman visitor. He didn't ... [2,095 words]
Most Embarrasing Moment by Anthony Espinoza Assignment for school. [226 words]
Mexico by Hiatt - [799 words]
Life Force by Caleigh Jepison Please please can you tell me what you think? Starting chapter of a horror novel - may be a bit clic... [603 words]
Inbox by Nathan Weaver The first in a series of short horror stories. I can't say much without spoiling anything. Just check i... [688 words]
Inbox 2 by Nathan Weaver The second in the series. The roommate. [1,081 words]
In Michael's Mind by Am Mason R.I.P. Michael. [218 words]
Hospital Room by Randall Barfield Sadly, it's another case of "who needs fiction?" [1,115 words]
Hickory Dickory by Tomas B Sancio Of mice, men and Nuclear Science. [828 words]
Family Therapy Remembering Nama's Funeral by Mickey Bryant This short story gives detailed descriptions of the comedy of errors ... [5,111 words]
Embarrassing Day At The Pool by Kaitlin Kingdon A short story about an embarrassing day at a pool on vacation. [319 words]
Damn by Bk Kinsel It is all my fault. [163 words]
Creature Of Death's Bio by Creature Of Death This a character I use alot in my stories he reflects me and my mood at certain times a... [3,589 words]
Birthday Visitors by Norachai Thavisin Two unexpected people visit me on my birthday. We spend an unexpected day at the local beach.... [1,319 words]
A True Story About A Very Young And Naive Nathan Weaver by Nathan Weaver The title says it all. A short, true story about mysel... [346 words]
A Red Tent by R Amici I had to submit this for school. [633 words]
A Cry In The Dark by Barry Stevens Faeden A creepy story of the macabre. Not for the weak hearted. [887 words]
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Without Reason by Sime Sheef Anger breeds hate and hate breeds evil. Unfortunately this perfect world breeds all three. [983 words]
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What's Wrong With The World? by Bk Kinsel A story about the world. [172 words]
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To The Fullest by Sime Sheef Peter has figured out how to drain the potential from every moment in life...but what will it co... [978 words]
The Wedding Reception by Avis - [1,893 words]
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Sword From Heaven by Kristen Karlson A series of interconnected stories about the forms and consequences of power. [7,754 words]
Six Episodes Of Love by H Klecel - [3,199 words]
Russian Roulette: Foreshadow by Catherine Lefloy The story is about a young russian soldier that is eager to go to war, later he fi... [1,635 words]
Ordinary Day by Derek Anthony Held A short story about military families and how war tears them apart. [540 words]
Night Of The Courtesane by Charles F Kane A Dream that's more than a dream. Story with a twist. [1,243 words]
Medical-Shedical by Avis Narration of annual general medical exam. [1,548 words]
Life On The Broken Wings by Partha Pratim Majumder A young pretty girl , who is handicapped since birth , has to pass her leisure sitting... [1,860 words]
Heaven With Her by Bk Kinsel An old man dying in his bed wishing only to see the love of his life. [253 words]
Flak by Joseph Xavier Ramirez A short story about an escort fighter pilot in WW2, as he embarks on this mission he will face many challe... [1,158 words]
Escaping Reality by Monica L Sprague This is an account of a real event that has a fictional ending...the ending that I know she wa... [981 words]
Dream For An Insomniac by Rachel Joseph A short love story of a unique girl [739 words]
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Confortable Darkness by Sime Sheef The world is dark and light is not welcome. It only pains the eyes. [996 words]
Cipher by Rachel Joseph The life story of a boring girl. [2,509 words]
Can't Let Him Go by Nicky Rothschild Can't Let You Go is about a girl that has fallen in love with a man that is 4 years older then... [1,442 words]
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And I Prayed Part 3 Of Awakening by Sidney Tucker Continuing from Awakening and The Journey Home A man finds the final steps to ... [1,235 words]
Alone At Dawn by Sime Sheef The tale of a man searching to resolve the pain of loosing the woman he loved. [957 words]
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|AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (144)
A Different Kind Of Love (Poetry) - [95 words] [Nature]
A Dj Song (Songs) - [130 words]
A Few Asian Girls In Britain 1969 (Poetry) Incident that we had to face in School from English girls with hump against the Asian girls. [163 words] [Biography]
A Letter To Shilpa (Poetry) A thought on racism.... [181 words]
A Lost Soul (Poetry) A poem based on what drinking can do. [79 words] [Mind]
A Message For Christmas....... (Poetry) A Little song that l always remember from my childhood which l learned in Sunday School, I think that there should be more Sunday School for our children to be preaching on the right path - so that th... [80 words]
A Mother In Law From India (Plays) This poem is written with an open mind and does not relate to my own Mother in Law in anyway.It is something that is made up and l hope you enjoy it, as It is my first peice using both English and In... [225 words] [Humor]
A Peice Of Spain (Poetry) I have not been back to Spain since 27 years! [65 words]
A Taste Of Snow (Poetry) A contrast between two lands Africa and Britain. [212 words]
A Thing Of A Bat? (Short Stories) When this actually happened, it was very hilarious. I hope you imagine it well to enjoy that particular day with us. [349 words] [Humor]
Aaron (Poetry) A small Hiku poem - My first Grandson [17 words] [Relationships]
An Unbalanced World (Poetry) - [168 words]
Angry Waves (Poetry) The waves of 2005 [97 words] [Nature]
Another Bilingual Indian Song (Songs) Having bought up in England, Its nice to try and write songs or peotry in Indian, tranlated in English So other people can understand us too. And as u can see in the Music stream, youngesters of Brit... [171 words]
Be Kind (Poetry) - [61 words]
Birth (Poetry) And it was the birth of my Grand son! [33 words] [Biography]
Brown Owl (Poetry) Was an Middle aged Lady living down our street, who ran the Local Girl Guide. She encouraged me to go to Brownies with her each week at the age of 7. I am an Asian girl and she welcomed our family wi... [152 words] [Biography]
By The Sea (Poetry) Its were we all like to be. [82 words]
Charlie The Squirral (Short Stories) When my son was born,I alway remember a Squirral in the Hospital grounds that the Nurses used to feed -chips, so this story is for children to enjoy dedicated to Charlie the Squirral.(Oh my son is ov... [341 words]
Circle Of Life (Poetry) Haiku About life... [10 words] [Mystery]
Corridors Of Love? (Poetry) Knocking on the right door....I remember my creator.... [79 words] [Mystical]
Cries Eoch In The Mountains, (Poetry) Can you not almost hear the real eoch of crying in the cold Mountains after the Earthquake? [75 words] [Nature]
Dare If You Care (Poetry) - [67 words] [Relationships]
Dear Brother (Poetry) Life is full of meanings, but sometimes we wished we had said things not realizing it when it is too late. [101 words] [Relationships]
Deep Rooted Love (Poetry) - [75 words] [Mystery]
Diana (Poetry) A POEM ABOUT Diana. [55 words]
Do Yea Remember Those Eyebrows Gil? (Poetry) Some of the funny things that happen to us in life.... [131 words]
Don't Judge Me Via A Book By It's Cover (Poetry) I say don't judge anyone even a ........ [207 words] [Humor]
Eat You Lunch Children (Short Stories) A story for Halloween for young children,especially the ones that don't finish their lunch.... [450 words] [Literary Fiction]
Emotion Hurts (Poetry) - [102 words] [Mystical]
Emotions Hurt (Songs) It made me cry as I wrote this sad song, of the day my mother died - did it make anybody else cry? - I think that death is a mystery. [104 words] [Mystery]
Estimated Love (Poetry) Love has its values in measures, amounts and cost... [74 words]
Eve's Birthday Surprise (Plays) A funny little play. [204 words] [Humor]
Face To Face With Daylight Robbers (Short Stories) A tricky situation... [288 words]
From The Earth To The Moon (Poetry) - [75 words]
Full Steam Ahead (Poetry) A Child's first Train..... [31 words]
Funny Funny (Poetry) Have a laugh, its good for you. cheers [469 words] [Comedy]
God Is Working On Another Mircle (Poetry) Please continue praying for Payam for today l have read that after 5 weeks he has started to talk! He is a 15 year old boy who was Knocked down by a car,,, Please keep praying [44 words]
He Gave It All Away (Short Stories) I have my own African Grey and this story was written in 1999, hope you like it.... [1,959 words]
Help Me Back To The Ground (Songs) Imagine singing this one on top of a mountain. [111 words] [Self-Help]
Henna And The Coloured Pencils (Children) Delightful short story about a small girl who threw her coloured pencils away but.... [586 words] [Fantasy]
Hidden Looks (Poetry) Mysteries of Love. [158 words]
Hip Hop, Bangra's Hot (Songs) Comments on this one which includes HIP HOP, Bangra and Boy, girl (SCENE IN DISCO CLUB) and...... a Parrot! RAPPING IT IN! pretty smart.... what do you think? [251 words]
How A Teenager Advoided A Pervert (Short Stories) A lot of teenager girls are not aware of dangers that they would face when confronted with a pervert.... thinking clever sometimes work. [819 words] [Literary Fiction]
I Remember Joe (Poetry) About our cockatoo whom we had for 11 years. [147 words]
If I Was To Walk Back In Time (Poetry) - [63 words]
Impecunious (Poetry) A poem about work without money! [128 words]
In Out (Poetry) Figure it out A Hiku - meaning a small four line verse poem. [24 words]
Is What L Hate, Is What L ................. (Poetry) Do you know the feeling? [356 words]
It Was One Day Before Christmas....... (Poetry) - [88 words]
Its Rock (Songs) - [87 words]
Just Like Your Dad (Poetry) - [61 words]
Knocky Knocky Nnocks! (Children) When the world cries, you cry with it, and when the world laugh, you laugh with it. [92 words] [Humor]
Life Can Take You Up And Down (Poetry) - [103 words]
Like A Bottle (Songs) Something knew to me - A Bilingal song, written and translated - in English and Indian. So it's a 2 way writting method. ....A bit on the unfinished side perhap you can help finish it? [64 words]
Like Sugar And Cream (Songs) A little love song. [96 words] [Fantasy]
Lilic Dreams (Poetry) I aways loved the colour Lilic - lilics are full of dreams. [99 words] [Fantasy]
Living In Dreams (Poetry) How far can l remember, for our lives gone by are dreams now, that we can never forget and never thought we would dream off, Yet we live our dreams and yet we never deamt we would come this far.(A lo... [95 words] [Biography]
Love Is A Connection (Poetry) Haiku On Love... [12 words]
Love On The Other Side (Songs) A song about a woman who died young and her husband is kind of forgotton her and married someone else. [161 words] [Fantasy]
Love With Respect (Poetry) - [76 words] [Mind]
Making A Promise (Poetry) How do you keep a Promise? [75 words]
Me And My Pyjamas (Songs) How doe it feel song have a laugh and have an opinion? I don't mind if you think it is silly.... [162 words] [Comedy]
Mental Art (Poetry) Picture painted via da Mood. [100 words]
Modonna Crying Statue - Why? (Foreign) Words that express poetry and words that express meaning of the above. [146 words] [Mystical]
Mother Earth's Brains For The Future (Poetry) See for yourselves, What is happening around the world - (Globle Warming) Richard Braston is also now offering award to solve the problem to scientist. PS This poem was written in 2005. [154 words] [Nature]
Mother India Our Root Man (Songs) I Love reading on how other Silks like myself have settled in England and other parts of the World BUT at the end of the day, one should not forget our Roots - We all were at one time the seeds of Mot... [168 words]
Mr. Me,Me,Do (Songs) A little jolly son, for babys and toddlors. [69 words]
Mrs. Bilkhu And Her Two Little Finches (Short Stories) A very sad little story - very diffcult to write through my tears. They flew into her heart and ....... [926 words]
Mrsa - The Deadly Bug (Poetry) - [215 words]
My Africa (Poetry) Bits and peices of what l can remember in Africa from the age of about 5 to 6 [71 words] [Biography]
My Bodyguard, Carol (Poetry) A school friend that used to protect an Asian Girl in Multy racial British School in the 70's. [128 words] [Biography]
My Favourate Flower.....An Orchid. (Poetry) They are beautiful and smell nice,,,,, [48 words]
My New Gran-Ma And My New Gran-Dad (Poetry) When we arrived in Britain in the cold winters of the 60's, At the age of 6, how did we know that we were going to leave behind our Grand-dad and our Lovely Gran-ma back in Africa. After living rough ... [259 words] [Biography]
My Own Thought On The New Airport T5 (Poetry) My own thoughts about the New Runaway, Terminal 5 [133 words]
My Teeth Are Clean! (Children) One way to teach children to eat carrots! This one is for under 5's I hope you enjoy it, it was written for my Gran-son Aaron. [65 words] [Animal]
My Treat (Short Stories) - [631 words]
My Well Respected Brother On Lakri Day (Poetry) Lakri Day,is a very special day for Brother and Sister. The Sister's tie a string on their brother wrist to show their love and respect for each other. My brother died a few years ago, so l wrote thi... [73 words] [Biography]
My Wonderful Gran-Son Arron (Poetry) My first Gran-son....Ahhh. [23 words] [Relationships]
Now That You Have Gone.... (Poetry) - [119 words]
One Day And Than What? (Poetry) Think about it. [123 words] [Nature]
One Foot Here, One Foot There (Poetry) Haiku about the soul [10 words]
Our First Pet (Poetry) About a cocktel which we had for 11 years and one of our first pet. [128 words]
Our Parrot Scared The Burglar (Short Stories) I can imagine at it happened and find it quite funny as to how he must have ran off without taking any goods from our house.... [454 words] [Animal]
Pardise In Neasden (Poetry) - [75 words]
Pleasant Dreams (Poetry) A small poem about my brother who passed away a few years ago. [45 words] [Mind]
Pray To Be Connected (Poetry) Feel the Power of Beinging connected. [103 words]
Prayers (Poetry) Prayers can... [40 words]
Praying For A Mircle.... (Poetry) Please have heart and join in pray for a mircle for a very sick boy who was involved in an accident in October. If our prays work, maybe we will hear of that Mircle. This is one way of doing good and ... [96 words] [Mind]
Put It Together (Songs) - [94 words]
Revealing Secrets (Songs) How difficult could it be to get into ones heart. to know ones feelings..... [111 words] [Horror]
Shine Your Light (Poetry) - [62 words]
Sindy's Eyebrows (Screenplays) When this happened, it was very hillious and funny. I hope you enjoy it too. [213 words] [Humor]
Singapore Excution Of Mr. Nguyen (Poetry) Since last week, l came across the excution news on the Australian Mr. Nguyen. l am shocked at the way this young mans life is going to end because of a mistake he made. We all make mistakes, we all g... [149 words] [Humor]
Sisterly Love? (Poetry) Some of the things that happen in our teens... [106 words]
Thank You Britain (Poetry) This poem is about from there to here, when we first left Africa and landed in Britain. [118 words] [Adventure]
Thanks A Lot (Songs) Bangra is well know Indian beat now often used in Even rap songs, I make this one up last night. I hope some one would comment on it. [101 words] [Fantasy]
The Beautiful Sky Blue Budgie (Poetry) Saw him stand out again the green surroundings. [194 words] [Animal]
The Burglar, My Husband And I (Non-Fiction) This actually happened, Its also good to have a laugh about it. [243 words] [Humor]
The Ceramic Dog (Poetry) Which was so important to my mother before she died. [61 words]
The Day Joe Died (Poetry) When our family lost our feathered friend whom we had for 11 years [91 words]
The Destroyer Of Love (Poetry) What destroys Love.... [57 words]
The Different Colours Of Love (Poetry) Love moods comes in different packages [130 words]
The First Cry (Poetry) And l wonder why [45 words]
The Flower Of Life (Poetry) - [34 words]
The Good Against The Evil (Short Stories) - [628 words]
The Healing Hand Of The Lord (Short Stories) I was in a Foreign Country, with my son who fell ill in the middle of the night. I have to share my love from God and his wonderful healing power which comes from faith and love.... [259 words] [Mystical]
The Love Of God Within You (Poetry) - [80 words] [Mind]
The Mencing Of The Mobils (Poetry) I personally hate them, with the changes l have seen in my children using them 24 hours on ends. BUT l may just like them a little bit, when knowing my children are safe thats all. [118 words]
The Pharoah's Daughter (Short Stories) A little tale one mightlike.... [246 words]
The Power Of Love (Poetry) .....The Taj Mahal. [65 words]
The Power Within (Short Stories) - [90 words] [Biography]
The Prince And The African Grey (Chapter 1) (Novels) The Story is full of adventure and is about s Young Prince who falls in love with an Asian Girl. The main true character in the story is an African Grey who helps the Prince through his adventure in t... [3,551 words] [Adventure]
The Rude And The Polite (Poetry) - [35 words]
The Sikh Way Of Life (Poetry) - [82 words] [Spiritual]
The Things That I Thought He Could Not Do (Poetry) My African Grey [148 words] [Animal]
The Tsunami (Poetry) A time to express our feelings of how we feel. [120 words]
The Victims. (Poetry) A helping hand from the loving World. [105 words] [Mind]
The Vine (Poetry) Haiku About the Vine.. [14 words]
The Warrior Of Love And Passion (Songs) - [139 words] [Health]
The Waves They Tell Me (Poetry) - [1,250 words]
The Yun And The Yin (Poetry) So you know what it means? [59 words]
Things That Really Happen In Life - The Sense The Feeling Before It Really Happens. (Short Stories) This really happened to me in School and l made it into a short story... [356 words] [Mystery]
To Be With You On Valentines Day (Poetry) - [88 words] [Fantasy]
Trish (Poetry) - [50 words]
True Dreams (Poetry) A poem on a dream that really came true, I don't know the meaning can anyone help? [83 words] [Mystery]
Twaddle (Poetry) The title speaks for its self. Twaddle(senseless, talk or writing nonsense) I like it - I hope you like it too. [26 words] [Fantasy]
Twisted (Songs) - [66 words]
Ufo? - Are They Our Enemies Or Are They Our Friends? (Short Stories) The best time to experience these unusal flying saucers are at the early hours from about 1 am to 2 am in the mornings - you might think you are looking at the stars but if you are lucky you might spo... [747 words] [Mystery]
Wanna Man A Lot (Songs) Might sound nice if there is music to it. I hope somebody would like it. [79 words]
What An Experience (Poetry) An experience in India. [118 words] [Adventure]
What Is Justice Of Mr. Nguyen And The Prince Of Arabia? (Poetry) What is the Justice in the World compared with Mr. Nguyen and the recent drug smugglar - The Prince of Arabia? [119 words]
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Poetry) It hurts to see love that is blind? [176 words] [Horror]
When You Hear The Dolk Beat, You Can Hip Hop To The Beat (Songs) This song is about the rythm of the beat of the Dolk......(A "Dolk" is an Indian drum...boy the beat is one fine beat). Actually it is played Britain since the 60's and it can be played whatever tune ... [141 words]
Why Is Statue Of Modonna Crying? (Poetry) i feel l get the answers from an unusal reading. l call it the Dictionarie reading. I find that some of the readings that i have done in the past were about 80 per accurate. So l asked "Why is Modonn... [247 words] [Nature]
Wishing For (Poetry) Just nice wishing. [39 words]
Wonderful, Wonderful Works Of God, The Lord God Is My Healer, My Protector (Short Stories) I think that sharing is very important, I want the readers to share some of the mircles that God had proformed in my Life. [197 words]
Yestoday Is Gone (Poetry) A poem about the tsunimi. [111 words] [Mind]
Your First Kiss For Me (Poetry) My one and only......... [43 words]
Your Want To Look At My Machine Girl (Songs) A song for all guys and girls, regarding their well respected machines - cars. [132 words] [Fantasy]
You’Re My Baby, L Love You So Much (Songs) A little Valentines Song [115 words]
Zaloo-Loo Ruled Her Tribe (Short Stories) Some Tribe secrets remain a mystery to the Moden world. I made up a story based on tribe life of a young tribe girl who fought to become a Leader in hunting a Mostodon. The creature are extinct now... [1,857 words] [Literary Fiction]
Zoffany(The Master Of Stage Coaches) (Songs) - [89 words] [Fantasy]
(Cont.. Part 2) The Prince And The African Grey (Short Stories) This Chapter is continued to my story "The Prince and the African Grey (Part 2). It is about a young girl and her Unique special talking African Grey (the only true character in my story).....He is i... [1,552 words]
Like Troubled Water
Like troubled water
We had to pick Robert and Jack from school, I looked outside and it was snowing. I had no choice but to take Ruby with me, she was wrapped warmly put in her pram. As usual we got to school on time. We picked the boys up in the freezing cold, than we came home straight away. Ruby was still asleep. I went to get her out, as soon as I picked her up, she went into a fit. Her eyes rolled back and her hands turned inwards. I panicked and rang 999, my neighbor came running, and she got the lady across the road, who was a nurse. I could not understand as to why she wanted Ruby striped down quickly. Than she soaked a fennel and put it on her body. We rushed her to Hospital. They said that she had a convulsion fit. After a couple of days, I took her home. She was fitting quite a lot, but l have to learn to control her fever and to make sure l had plenty of Calpol to keep her temperature down so that she would not fit again. I managed to keep it at bay. Even though I must admit that she was kept in hospital a couple of times more.
When she was 2½ years old, she would always cry out for baby dummies.
‘I never gave those to you when you were a baby and now you want dummies?’ I said.
But still for a peace of mind I got her one, and the next trip it was another one and another one on another trip. She would have one dummie ring on her first finger, and the next dummie ring on the second finger and the third ring on her third finger.
On another occasion, when she was out of her nappies she demanded for more nappies, often crying on the shopping trips. She would start to cry out so loud that people would stare at us. I didn’t really want to buy her sweet to her stop crying as I didn’t want her to spoil her teeth. I couldn’t afford no toys beside it wasn’t her birthday, so to stop her crying on that occasion, I did buy her a small packet of sweets just to keep her quite.
As we went to the end of the long queue. An old woman made a loud remark.
"We were wondering when you were going to buy her those sweet, she’s been crying for them long enough",
"You just cannot win I thought". I thought quietly to myself.
Because of this Ruby was growing up to be a spoilt child, we did not like to tell her off, she always got what she wanted for her birthday. I paid less attention to the boys, as she would get very jealous of them. When she was 3 she would like to wear trouser trying to be like them. One day, I wanted to take her out shopping. As we walked around she started to play up. I pretended to ignore her, so in the busy shopping area she lay on the floor crying out very loudly. I asked the shop assistance to tell her off, but everyone kept ignoring me. I went up to her, as I was getting very impatient, I went to pick her up, but she started to kick me. I got hold of her and she bites me.
‘l’d bite her back’, said one passer by. I wouldn’t do that, I thought, than its people like you who would report me and put me behind bars’.
Everyone was looking. I felt embarrassment. Soon she got up, as she thought I was going to leave her behind.
On another occasion, I took ruby to the funfair with her elder cousins. It was a hot summer’s day; she went on all the rides. Soon I ran out of money, she wanted to buy a toy from the stall and started to cause a scene.
I’ve only got the bus fare left, how are we going to get home if I spend this’, I said.
We rushed out of the funfair. We managed to get on the bus, Ruby set on my lap, and the bus was very crowded. She cried all the way. Her cousins set at the back of the bus.
As she sat on my lap she pushed with her legs against the front seat and was making me feel very uncomfortable by squeaking my stomach. She cried and cried and would not stop. It was a fifteen minute trip to get back to our bus stop. As we rang the bell to get off a rather drank man with a can in his hand shouted as loud as he could,
‘S - h u t - U - P’, he shouted as loud as he could. Everyone was looking,
Ruby was as quite as a mouse. I was so relieved that it was the right stop he said this to me.
I kept my self calm with my daughter, I can manage him, so I calmly smiled and I looked at him
‘That did the trick, thank you very much’, I replied and hurried of the bus.
I carried Ruby home, her cousins told me that a few women at the back of the bus were making false accusation and making sniddy remark.
One thought that I was pinching her to make her cry.
Who would think that a mother in a very hot weather traveling with a bad tempered child had nothing better to do than to make herself feel better than to pinch and make a child cry?
That was it, it was no good, and I couldn’t cope with her behaviors. I rang the local clinic who told me to ignore other people and don’t let them put you down. At last some one was on my side and could understand what I was going through with a tantrum child.
Another appointment was made to see a child, she was in a good mood today, and we managed to get on the bus to get to uxbridge. We had no problem in finding the clinic. A Woman introduced herself to me, and asked me and ruby to follower her upstairs. We were led into a small room. It was very quite. Ruby sat on my laps, the woman sat opposite me. As she talked and asked questions, Ruby got off my lap and went to the toy cardboard in the corner. She picked up a teddy bear and put it on my lap. And than went back to play with her toys. This action told the specialist
That Ruby wanted another baby, that’s why she placed the teddy bear on my laps.
I was trying to tell the doctors that I had enough dealing with ruby and my other two boys were being ignored and that I no way would have another one, thank you.
I left the clinic not to return again how she can tell me to have another baby when I am having difficulty in looking after this one.
I rather buy, my daughter a 30 pound toy doll, which looked like a real baby to keep her quite. ‘It poo's and wets itself ‘, I said.
It kept her quite for a few weeks, before the novelty wore out.
Mother Nature shone some luck on us. My brother’s wife was due to have a baby soon. We would go around there house every day. She had a lovely boy, Ruby loved him straight away. At last she found what she was looking for a baby.
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"To Myself, Oh my gosh, I have made terrible mistakes with spelling and grammer. How could i have done that?As least I hope you all can understand it anyway." -- Amy, Hayes, UK.
"Sometimes your work is hard to understand, I must admit. What amazes me is that people who usually write poems and short stories are the ones who enjoyed English in school and were really good at it. And you seem to really enjoy writing lots of poems but excuse me for being rude, your English grammer is very poorly. I wonder how that is ????" -- curious.
"You have also mentioned on this site that you used to hate writing, yet you have discovered now that your a poet. Your poetry is very good, that is why your a semi-finalist but for you to not like writing and for your Grammer to be bad explains you hated English back at school. Thats weird." -- Truth.
"Dear Truth, The truth is we have to move out of school and work also, believe you me, I landed in a job that required me to spell check Managers letters etc. Believe you me they got paid more than me and believe you me, their spelling and grammer was like school childrens. (My letters had to me perfect). I have got a bit lazy on the net) thats all. - I don't mind your comments. thank you all. " -- Amy, London, uk.
"dear Truth, I have been writing Poetry for over 18 years. Yes l did mention that l used to hate writing, it does'nt mean l don't like it now. Beside, the point about writing is - I love to type them instead! My passion is to keep writing or typing them. I just want to encourage others to write poetry too and to enjoy what l have enjoyed doing for the past 18 years. So be it!" -- Amy, London, England.
"I didn't mean to offend you what I meant to say was it is strange you didn't enjoy English but you like writing poetry and do write some good poems. Because normally people who love and enjoy English are the ones who write such adventurous things, but all I meant to say was it is strange that your a good poet but hated English. Don't take offence." -- Truth.
"You may have been writing for the past 18 years but that doesn't make you any better than someone whose been writing poetry for the past 2years. It's all in the imagination of people and how they find lovley words to express their feelings and describe things. Anyway your not exactly a famous poet because I've never heard of you and I love poetry and know everything about it. So please don't get on your high horse, this is only a website not a stepping stone to stardom." -- Linda.
"Dear Linda,l am not looking for Stardom, I appreciate your facts about people writing for 2 years, I love to encourage people to write poetry. Recently l got my neice who is only 12 to write her first masterpeice and she got through to semi finalist. That little encouragement will go a milestone in her life. Like l have mentioned it before, l am aware this is only a website the only lovely difference in sending work to publishing companies and the web site is that your own work can be critized and commented on and it also gives me a chance to comment other peoples work too. About the famous bit, Life is a mystery - I don't like to boast (too much) I have been very satisfied in my life with the peices of poems that i have had publised over the past year and I will continue to do so - because l enjoy it so much. Thank you for the very encouraging words. " -- Amy, London, UK.
"my saying in that l wasn't good in English and became a poet after - is a message to childen that if this so - don't be put off latter on in life you can do anything you really want to if you put your heart to it. I for certain am not put off only because one thinks that my English Grammer is poor....." -- Amy , Hayes, UK.
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