Short Stories

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners
Short Stories

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners

Over the next few weeks, The Griffin will be publishing the winners of the 2014 Epistula Short Story Contest. Students were given writing prompts and asked to complete the story. Entries were divided by age group (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12), and a winner was chosen from each group. This […]

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners
Short Stories

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners

Over the next few weeks, The Griffin will be publishing the winners of the 2014 Epistula Short Story Contest. Students were given writing prompts and asked to complete the story. Entries were divided by age group (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12), and a winner was chosen from each group. This […]

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners
Short Stories

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners

Over the next few weeks, The Griffin will be publishing the winners of the 2014 Epistula Short Story Contest. Students were given writing prompts and asked to complete the story. Entries were divided by age group (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12), and a winner was chosen from each group. This […]

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners
Short Stories

Short Story: 2014 Epistula Contest Winners

Over the next few weeks, The Griffin will be publishing the winners of the 2014 Epistula Short Story Contest. Students were given writing prompts and asked to complete the story. Entries were divided by age group (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12), and a winner was chosen from each group. This […]

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Short Stories: A Visit from Martin Luther

It was a dark and stormy night…
 Well, not really, but it made a nice opener and made Mr. John Tracy, Purveyor of Fine Goods, feel better about closing up shop early. It was Christmas Eve, and he was looking forward to seeing his children, Darla and Macy. They would […]

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Short Stories: The Thanksgiving Dream – Part 2

Last week we left Ellen in the middle of her dream. She left her melancholy Thanksgiving morning and “traveled” back to Plymouth where she met a young girl named Constance who invited her back to her hut for dinner. See what happens next… “Whoa!” Jumping out of the way for […]

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Short Stories: The Thanksgiving Dream – Part 1

“But we have to have cranberry sauce! That’s, like, the whole point in Thanksgiving!” Ellen knew she was whining, but she couldn’t help it. “I already gave you an answer Ellen Marie.” Her mother didn’t even turn around from where she stood at the counter stirring a pot. Ellen traced […]

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Short Stories: Abigail Nabal – Part 2

Note: For Part 1 of Abigail Nabal click here. Part 2 I stared up at the starry sky, unable to fall asleep. If this was what all dreams were like, then I was very thankful that they had made us forget them. The routine at the castle would be an […]

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Short Stories: The Tailor’s Tale of Truth

“Hello, honest sirs. Who? Me? Am I the tailor who humiliated the emperor and made his entire nation appear daft? Who cheated the royal person? Who swindled him, you ask? Really! I am speechlessly shocked at your boldness. Well, yes, I was the tailor involved in that particular situation. But […]

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Short Stories: The Search – Chapter 2

Chapter 2: A New Friend For the next year or so I lived in the hospital next to the old lady that has, in my opinion, too many children. My poor head was wrapped in brown paper soaked in vinegar. Dr. Seuss said that I was improving and, after 13 […]