Category: Short Story

Amish Short Story – A Thankful Heart

Amish Short Story – A Thankful Heart The sun was rising above the horizon when Emma and her twin sisters, Rebecca and Anna, left to go to their springtime job at Yoder’s Strawberry Acres.  The dew was still heavy in the air, and the birds were starting to wake up from their nighttime slumber.  Emma was excited at the thought of seeing her best friend Katie and paid no attention to her sister’s bantering. Rebecca was complaining about having to get up so early, and Anna was trying to get her out of her sour mood to enjoy the beautiful...

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Amish Short Story – Someday

Amish Short Story – A Valentine’s Day Present for Emma Emma rolled over in bed and pulled the blankets up over her head as she heard her mother call her name from the bottom of the stairs. She hated the long winter months and dreaded walking to school in the cold.  She was already looking forward to the warmer months of spring and wished she could just stay in bed until then. She had to force herself to get up and more so had to force herself to find something to shake these winter blues. “Emma you’ll be late...

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Amish Short Story – Simple Red Mittens

Amish Short Story – A Gift for Emma It was a week before Christmas and Emma Byler was sitting on her parent’s front porch.  The sun was just dipping behind the horizon, and in the distance, she could hear chipmunks chattering. In the quietness of the early evening, she found herself deep in thought about a conversation she overheard while delivering a bread order to Haven’s Sandwich Shop that morning. As she waited for Mr. Clamp, the shop owner to take the fresh bread to the kitchen and return with payment, she couldn’t help but notice two girls sitting...

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Amish Short Story – A Forgotten Memory

Amish Short Story – Meet another member of the Byler Family – Anna May Troyer from Sugarcreek, Ohio It was before dawn as Anna May hurried out of bed to get the coffee going before her son Martin came knocking on her door.  It was the first day of hunting season, and she wanted to make sure he had a good breakfast before he went to the woods.  It was the Monday after Thanksgiving and all the men in her Amish Community had been planning this day for weeks.  As she filled the coffee pot, she looked out the...

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Amish Short Story – List of Chores

Amish Short Story – Never too old to help The aroma of bacon from breakfast still lingered in the air as Stella sat at the table finishing the last of her morning coffee.  Her family had eaten, and all left to start their day.  At the moment the house was quiet, and she was enjoying the peacefulness of the solitude she found in her kitchen. As she sipped her coffee, she felt herself take a deep breath trying to ward off the feeling of being overwhelmed.  It was the day before Thanksgiving, and she needed to start getting things...

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