Beanery Online Literary Magazine

December 20, 2010

Prohibited Visit to Santa’s Shrine

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PROHIBITED VISIT TO SANTA’S SHRINE

Janice McLaughlin

 

This piece was a response to the following weekly prompt e-mailed to Beanery Writers Group members and friends:

 

Pretend that you wake up Christmas morning to learn that your family went on a trip to the North Pole to visit Santa, and forgot you. How would you feel? What you would do while you were left home alone.

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First they flew for hours on end–with all of that they did contend

In addition they had to rent a jeep, then wade through snow cold and deep.

Imagine their surprise — when before their eyes

the big (more…)

October 22, 2010

Chosen from the Pumpkin Patch

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CHOSEN FROM THE PUMPKIN PATCH

Jan McLaughlin

     Here I am laying and sunning myself in the garden, snuggling with my siblings. Sometimes it rains on me (us), that feels good too.

     OH NO, what’s happening? Why is that guy chopping me from my vine? He’s doing it to all of us. OH NO, now I’m for sale.

     Oh good, a little girl bought me and is hugging me. We’re going for a ride in the car. I wonder what will happen next?

     OW! Her dad is cutting off the top of my head. OW-OW-OW. Now he is scooping out my (more…)

March 24, 2009

God’s Message to the World

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GOD’S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

Joe F. Stierheim

 

      Dona-el called to the brethren. “Come! Come here! Quickly!”
     The brethren ran up. “What is it?” they asked breathlessly.
     “I’m talking to God!” Dona-el answered.
     “What?” The brethren wondered—had Dona-el gone mad?
     “I don’t see God,” one of the brethren said. “Where is He?”
     “There,” Dona-el said, pointing at the sky. “In that cloud. He spoke to me out of that cloud.”
     The brethren stared at the sky, at the cloud Dona-el indicated. It was just a cloud.
     “I don’t see God,” said the brother. “It looks like just a (more…)

July 19, 2008

THE KING AND THE ANGEL

—written by Joe F. Stierheim

“I must say, you certainly did give me a start.”

“Yes, Sire, I understand and I apologize. And, please, you must not blame your people. They are diligent in guarding you and after all … well, I am (more…)

February 28, 2008

HIS KIND

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—written by Joe F. Stierheim

All was ready. Only a few bytes of information were left to be downloaded into the data chip and he would be on his way. He was looking forward to leaving this distasteful planet. Why the Masters had decided that it was worth invading was beyond him, but it was not for him to question the judgment of the Masters.

He smiled (more…)