Jerome Norris: Stories

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1 Back to Texas

This is a condensed life story, in verse, of a native Texan who gets around a bit.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Poem
Tags: Humor
Downloads: 1050| Votes: 66 | Score: 6.99
Size: 3KB | 766 words | Posted:

2 Bible Belt

They call 'em Palmetto Bugs, but what they really are is Godawful giant roaches. Everybody hates 'em, but my big brother hates 'em more than anybody!

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: True
Tags: Humor
Downloads: 957| Votes: 106 | Score: 6.98
Size: 6KB | 1,209 words | Posted:

3 A Call in the Night

Four a.m., awake in my bed, waiting for the familiar call over the bedside monitor. It would come soon, as it did every night.

Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Spiritual
Downloads: 939| Votes: 94 | Score: 7.38
Size: 2KB | 504 words | Posted:

4 Day Care

For a working couple, Day Care is a necessity and a lifesaver. But sometimes just getting there can be a trial.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Flash
Tags: Drama
Downloads: 589| Votes: 49 | Score: 6.81
Size: 4KB | 799 words | Posted:

5 Departures

Paul could always tell when he was dreaming. This one was pretty weird, but he'd go along for the ride.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Flash
Tags: Drama
Downloads: 764| Votes: 74 | Score: 6.39
Size: 4KB | 785 words | Posted:

6 The FBI in Peace and War

In the 1960s, FBI agents sometimes were called upon to help enforce the nation's civil rights laws. This was often thankless and unglamorous work, and wasn't generally as popular with the agents as -- say -- investigating bank robberies.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Historical
Tags: Historical, Vignettes
Downloads: 644| Votes: 68 | Score: 6.48
Size: 6KB | 1,174 words | Posted:

7 Lunch in Selma

We knew it was hostile territory, but it was seven hours since breakfast and we were hungry. Besides, the law was on our side, right?

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Historical
Tags: True, Vignettes
Downloads: 605| Votes: 54 | Score: 6.46
Size: 7KB | 1,278 words | Posted:

8 Memories Are Made of Fish

My stepfather and my Uncle Oscar had an interesting story they shared -- but there was something fishy about it.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: True
Tags: Humor, True
Downloads: 882| Votes: 111 | Score: 7.68
Size: 6KB | 1,270 words | Posted:

9 Moby Duck

Imagine you're a helpless rubber duck lost in the Pacific. A long journey is about to begin.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Poem
Tags: Humor
Downloads: 620| Votes: 51 | Score: 7.48
Size: 2KB | 473 words | Posted:

10 Stalker: Winter 1966

You're cold and alone driving through rural Alabama. There's a howling wind that feels more like Minnesota. And that guy in the big Dodge pickup is watching every move you make.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Historical
Tags: Drama, Historical
Downloads: 806| Votes: 79 | Score: 6.34
Size: 8KB | 1,471 words | Posted:
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