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.

Ralph Proved Dogs and Their Owners Form a Special Bond

Ralph inched his way into his family’s hearts and home, proving dogs and their owners have a special kinship.

Neighbors Helped Neighbors at This Small-Town Store

Mr. Johnson’s Christmas Eve shopping needs were always met when he visited this small-town store in Michigan.

Sheep’s Starring Role in Live Nativity

Sheep’s owners prayed she wouldn’t turn a serene scene in the neighborhood’s live nativity into a rollicking rodeo.

Short Stories By Theme

Animal Stories

Hershey Bar Was One Special Horse

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

Park Volunteers

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

An Unusual Christmas Visitor

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

Family Christmas Tradition of Picking the Perfect Tree

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

Nostalgia Stories

'Boys Don't Ride Girls' Bikes'

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

Restoration Stories

The Red Truck

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