250 stories to read now
Click on the “Read This Story Now” link in the listings below to open a printable story in your browser. Or click on “Download Story” to save it to any device for later use.
The Gold family was so poor they didn’t have candles for Chanukah, not even a dreidel for the children to play with until … a duck came a tap – tap – tapping at their door in the middle of winter and with a beautiful brass dreidel on his beak. A miracle … who knows … but the Golds had a Chanukah complete with dreidel games and potato latkes.
From the book, “WINTER BLESSINGS” – available on Amazon, audible and more. Links to purchase at https://books2read.com/winter-blessings/. Izzy Abrahmson is the author of The Village Life series, and a pen name for storyteller Mark Binder.
Catalina, daughter of the mechanic at the Cerro Tololo observatory in Chile, dreams of becoming an astronomer. Unfortunately everyone just considers her a nuisance, that is until she saves an astronomer after a tragic fall and prevents serious damage to the telescope. She is rewarded by the astronomer’s offer to help her with scholarship forms to the best schools in Chile for young scientists.
After Daniel’s and Joseph’s pa died at the Alamo, the boys joined Sam Houston’s brigade to fight for Texas independence. After Santa Anna’s surrender, Sam Houston passed around an ear of corn from their meager supplies and encouraged each soldier to take a kernel home so that they could cultivate the arts of peace as nobly as they had mastered the arts of war.
Gyffes Llaw is the finest shoemaker in Wales and the Princess of Wales goes barefoot for lack of good shoes. Well, as you might guess, Gyffes Llaw wins her heart while making her shoes.
A story from Ms Banks delightful anthology “The Magic Hare” in which the magic hare hears tiny bells after every good deed and discovers they are applause from a sad, unnamed flower. In gratitude, the magic hare gives the flower a name, ‘harebell,’ or ‘Campanula rotundifolia.’