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.

I Said Whoa!

Grandpa’s team, a pair of bay horses, was well-trained… apparently, so was Grandpa.

No Ordinary Barn Cat

This determined feline doesn’t let his disability keep him from pouncing on frisky farm adventures.

A Letter to Mom and Dad in the 1940s

In a letter to mom and dad about her car trip east with her new husband, a newlywed shares news of wartime progress and perils.

Short Stories By Theme

Animal Stories

Stop And Pet The Pony | Animal Stories | Country Magazine

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

Putting Up Our Bumper Crop | Country Magazine

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

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

Chad whisked Carol away for a weekend in Nashville.

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

Nostalgia Stories

Grandma and Grandpa Owen share a kiss

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

Inspirational Stories

We Can Fix This—Doing Good for National Parks and Forests | Country Magazine

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