Would You Like to Meet My Friends?

Submitted by Grace J. on Sat, 03/30/2019 - 17:20

Would you like to meet my friends?
You would? Hurrah!
I’m sure they are the finest group
Of folks I ever saw

Let’s begin with Lucy,
The dear, brave, and sweet girl.
She’s gentle yet faithful
Through ev’ry adventure.

And that’s Pollyanna,
Standing by the window.
She’s most remarkable
Among everyone I know.

Her life was not easy,
But she still played the game.
She would count her blessings
Whene’er troubles came.

Out Of the Dark and Into The Sky

Submitted by Christin on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:44

Judy stared at her bedroom ceiling, just as she did every night. She admired the familiar crevices as she allowed her mind to drift freely. Normally this habit resulted in sleep, but this particular night her brain was wide-awake. Her eyes careened to her bookcase, as she thought of the many adventures that lurked inside each book, ready to be released into her imagination. She looked at her favorite, “Out of the dark and into the sky”, and thought of the brilliant adventure it took the reader on.

The Cost of the Cross

Submitted by Sarah Liz on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 20:39

“In buying property, in building houses, in furnishing rooms, in forming plans, in changing dwellings, in educating children, it is wise and prudent to look forward and consider. Many would save themselves much sorrow and trouble if they would only remember—what does it cost?

The Life of Mark Twain

Submitted by Lucy Anne on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 21:03
Ah, yes. It's been a long time since I've posted. I almost forgot how to post things. It seems foreign, and even intimidating posting such long essays on here. Thank you to anyone who reads. Anyways, I will be posting a few excerpts from a paper I wrote this year comparing two fathers of modern literature: Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. Mark Twain's real name was Samuel Clemens, and I will be referring to his real name in these essays. I hope you will learn some things about these authors. Perhaps these will encourage you to pick up one of these books at the library - or even re-read them!

Readers are Leaders

Submitted by j. Glen pollard on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:31

HAVE you ever heard of sluggard being famous? Probably not. Have you heard of someone who didn’t like to read but still became famous? Yes. Did a story cross you ear of someone who people thought nothing good could come out of? Of course! People such as Martin Luther King Jr., John Jay, Theodore Roosevelt, James Madison all became important milestones in the history of America. And all because of a book.

3 Reasons why People Should Read the Peleg Chronicles

Submitted by j. Glen pollard on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 00:06

I really like the Peleg Chronicles by Matthew Christian Harding. Here's the link to his website: Also, Any PC "Peleg Chronicle" fans, please comment that you are... well, a fan! Anyway, hope you like it.

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People become leaders by using persuasive ways, like propaganda, posters, TV and ads. But some, like me, want other people to be interested in something that they are interested in. This essay is to get you interested in my favorite book series: The Peleg Chronicles!

Ishmael by E.D.E.N. Southworth - A Book Review

Submitted by Lucy Anne on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 20:08

A year from today; today, the 21st of January; I found this amazing website, ApricotPie. I cannot believe a year has gone by so quickly, but it has. A year ago from today I would not have even imagined that I would be allowed to be a part of this encouraging community of home-schooled writers...but because of my parents' permission, I am! I am so incredibly blessed. God Bless You all!

*For Arthur and Mrs. Miller for advising me to read this book and for many others in hopes that they will read this book. 

*May Contain Spoilers


Submitted by Emilee on Sun, 12/30/2012 - 19:32


Soft crinkle
Of the bending
The slightest move

A motion
Turning a page
A whole new world

Soft sigh
A held breath
A trance of wonder

Odd pain
Not your own
Brought on by ink

New place
Brand new world
Exciting new adventure

Of flesh
Born of words
Living deep inside

New view
Shifted forever
Brought by a turn

Riverside Writings

Submitted by Kay J Fields on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 20:37

He was never late, ever. Every Saturday at precisely two o’clock we met without fail. But today, on the very day that I needed him, he was sixteen minutes late. Sixteen minutes and twenty-seven seconds to be exact.

I slumped a little in the booth, then straightened and began typing in a nearly empty document.

Twenty-three year-old Tiana Black waited patiently—

I hit the backspace button, deleting the last word.