Short Stories

Short stories that will make you laugh, make you cry and, most of all, that celebrate all of the best parts of living life in the country.

American Park History Reveals Effort to Preserve

Filmmaker Ken Burns delves into our national park history and tells how the Roosevelts saved America’s greatest splendors.

Fishing With Dad Was Always an Adventure

Memories abound of fishing with dad, and the time his slippery escape artist was determined to get off the hook.

Lessons From Childhood Stay for Life

The important lessons from childhood are learned through adventures and mistakes.

Short Stories By Theme

Animal Stories

Barn Kittens

From cows to country pets, animals are an important part of country life (and the country family). To celebrate, we've curated some of our favorite animal short stories just for you.

Country Life Stories

Learning Outdoors

Short stories celebrating the best parts of country life including beloved family traditions, neighbors helping neighbors and the wonderful feeling of an honest day's work.

Funny Stories

Spur of the Moment

Short stories to make you laugh and humorous tales of country people, animals and life on the farm sent in by our readers.

Nostalgia Stories

Growing up in the 1940s

Nostalgia stories capturing favorite memories, family traditions and life lessons from the country.

Restoration Stories

Living symbol of historic Canada.

Short stories celebrating the restoration and repair of family heirlooms, antiques and the joy that comes from making the old, new again.