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.

Making a Family Quilt for a Newborn Baby Brought Joy

Generations pull together to deliver a gift of love across many miles.

Children of the Great Depression Hunted Bad Guys

Two rural brothers who were children of the Great Depression exercised their imaginations hunting for gangsters like John Dillinger.

Fond Memories of Childhood and a Special Playhouse

In her playhouse, one girl prepared to be a doctor, a shopkeeper and the teacher she ultimately became.

Beautiful Weeds: Learning to Love Dandelions

A child’s innocence wins in one man’s battle for a beautiful lawn and causes him to love dandelions, too.

Short Stories By Theme

Animal Stories

Adorable animals tug at the heartstrings

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

Homesteading in West Virginia

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

To impress a girl, he ate the unsweetened pie

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

Inspirational Stories

Time well-spent is life's most precious commodity.

Inspirational stories celebrating the life lessons and favorites memories that come with living life in the country.

Nostalgia Stories

Farm Life in the 1940s

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

Restoration Stories

Arkansas' thermal springs

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