Free Short Stories
 by L.E. Carmichael

Grandma's Teacups - Free Short Story for Early Readers by L.E. Carmichael

Grandma’s Teacups


Summer was the bestest time of year. Kaylee loved lying in warm grass, looking for cloud pictures. She loved running through the sprinkler. The ice-cream truck came every day. But the bestest part of summer was going to Grandma’s house. Grandma’s house smelled like wood and lemons. It had ... Read More 

Tornado Alley - Free Short Story for Middle Grades by L.E. Carmichael

Tornado Alley


Ann emptied her purse onto the bedspread and poked through the coins. Ninety-seven cents. A Barbie doll cost three dollars. She sighed. “I’ll never earn enough.” Tree branches scraped against the window, and Ann flinched, her pulse jumping. “It’s just wind,” she said, to calm herself. “You’re ten years ... Read More 

French Braid - Free Short Story for Young Adults by L.E. Carmichael

French Braid


It’s been seven years now, but I still remember exactly when it began. The end, I mean. Not that I recognized it at the time. It’s not like twelve-year-olds can identify a famous painting from the first brushstroke. It started on a Sunday, my favourite day of the week. ... Read More