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.

Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy

He’s a farmer now, but he’s always a cowboy at heart.

Wedding Proposal Gone Wrong

This wedding proposal gone wrong ended happily ever after.

Our Bike’s a TV star!

Grandpa Ernie’s high-wheel bike became an overnight sensation—after hanging in the barn for 100 years.

Short Stories By Theme

Animal Stories

Sheep Escape

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

Feeling Young at Heart

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

Country Humor

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

Inspiring Faith

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

Nostalgia Stories

Making Money as a Kid

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

Restoration Stories

Chesterfield, Idaho: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meeting house is among the 20 restored buildings in historic Chesterfield, Idaho.

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