• Holidays,  Short Stories

    The Eye Of Gotham A Batman Day Story

    A Batman Day Story with Special Bat Villains, The Bookworm, The Riddler, and The Great Oz. “Some villains are dangerous, some are insane, others, are just weird.” While several villains fit the bill, when Batman said this, he was referring to R. Ulysses Penman. Gotham knew him as the Bookworm. R. Ulysses Penman was due to be released from Blackgate Prison on Friday. The day before, the guards went to wake him, only to find his cell was empty. Empty of Bookworm that is, but filled with eye glasses. It made no sense. Even Joker wouldn’t normally escape the day before release. He was more likely to break into prison…

  • Motivational,  Short Stories

    The Eyes Of The Sea

    We hope you enjoy this short story about a sailor, the sea, and never counting out someone because of their age, and circumstances. Sometimes, it’s those very events, that make them invaluable. Kirk was his name, the old sailor. He had spent most of his life on the sea. Now, his eyes were clear, but his hands were sore. He walked with a limp, from an accident at sea that should have taken his life. His back was bent, and he stooped a little. Yet you’d make a mistake if you thought his strength was gone. That’s what the shipping company had said twenty years ago at 62. “You’re washed…

  • Announcements,  Short Stories

    Announcement The Beaver Egg Kindle Edition

    Ashley and I are so blessed to be the parents of a precious little boy. God gave Him to us by way of adoption. We want him, and all children, to realize how special Adoption is, we believe it’s another way to spell miracle. Last year, for Adoption Awareness Month in November, I wrote a children’s story to help convey the idea of Adoption, called The Beaver Egg. I’m excited to announce that it’s available on Kindle now. It’s the story of two beavers who wanted to have a child of their own, and the miracle that rolled their way. It was in the form of a baby platypus who…

  • Children Stories,  Short Stories

    Penguin Center Stage: A Bird Of 80

    Today is my birthday, and I wanted to share a little bit of whimsy with everyone. It’s my 45th, and the 80th anniversary of a funny little character called The Penguin. Here is my version of a Penguin story highlighting that all birds can change colors. Oswald sat in his dressing room, his Tony and his Oscar on the shelf behind him. “You’ve come along way from Meredith Avenue Oswald. Congratulations.” “Bruce Wayne said as he knocked on the door. “Thank you my friend, and I truly mean that.” The two truly believed each other, even if they couldn’t believe the events of the last two years. Both had seen…

  • Inspirational Collections,  Motivational,  Short Stories,  Thoughts

    National Tailors Day 2021

    Today is National Tailor’s Day, and I didn’t know it. It just came to mind to look up today’s holidays. Separately I was looking at pictures, and I found this story I had written at least fourteen years ago. God’s timing is perfect. The Father and his adult Son stood in front of where their shop used to be. It had stood for years, Guiseppe & Son, but had been destroyed in the earthquake. Silently they began to survey the damage. The Father remembered how he had taught his son at the bench in the corner. It was also where his Father had taught him, and his Father before that.…

  • Inspirational Collections,  Messages,  Motivational,  Short Stories,  Thoughts

    I Came For The Broken

    Pastor Hayward got out of the car, walking slowly. It wasn’t evident from the outside, but he was doing a mixture of praying and remembering. This was not the first conversation that he had been in, between a Minister and an Atheist. This young lady had been in a car wreck, the doctors said she may never walk again. Agnes Simmons was the most famous jockey in the sports world of that day, having won the first race in this year’s triple crown. She wouldn’t have bothered talking to him, had it not been for her Grandmother. Mrs Lang had to beg and plead for two days for Agnes to…

  • Short Stories,  Thoughts

    The Rock Garden

    A short story about pouring into someone’s passion, and what it can produce. The boy loved rocks. His Mom gave him a rock from her business trip when he was three. From then on, he started collecting. His cousins called it his rock garden, but his parents encouraged him to learn everything he could about rocks. They did that with those things he had a real interest in. When he got to college, he minored in geology, and majored in marketing. He started his own business. The cousins laughed, “the boy with the rock garden finally grew up”, but his parents knew something they didn’t. Mom and Dad heard the…

  • Inspirational Collections,  Motivational,  Short Stories,  Thoughts

    The Suit – A Cloth Of Our Times

    We hope you enjoy this encouraging little story, a reflection of the days we live in. “Today, thanks to Grandpa, I bought a suit.” Johnny Powalcyk said on his first video blog. “It was different. I didn’t buy off the rack, we can’t do that anymore. Of course the ironic part is it’ll fit better than any I’ve ever owned, but I’ll be only able to wear it around the house.” He signed off after that short video, and uploaded it to the web. His Grandpa had sent him the money for the suit for his birthday. Which coincided with the first week of quarantine.  Johnny had only really posted…

  • Christmas Fun,  Holidays,  Short Stories,  Thoughts

    The Christmas Symphony

    PruittWrites hopes you enjoy this Christmas story, our very own Christmas Symphony to you. It was a Christmas violin. The top and back were stained with green, the sides, neck, and scroll were a vibrant red. Jacob, in his finest clothes, stood playing in the snow. Virginia sat on the step of the Chapel, near the carved Nativity, listening as the crowd exchanged gifts. It was the traditional Christmas Eve night of the Christmas festival in the village of Paulsburg. One that had continued for a hundred years. How it began was not quite as fine as it was currently practiced. Today, the violinist serenades either his fiancé or bride…

  • Christmas Fun,  Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Short Stories,  Thoughts

    The Christmas Waffle – A Story Of Christmas

    Fletcher Maine, apparently it’s the breakfast pastry capital of the world during the holidays. I found out, very soon after arriving that, one of the primary events of December there, was The Christmas Waffle. They’re not food color green or red dye number 9. They’re something much more special. I didn’t see it at first, and it took awhile. Yet I did eventually see it, and I discovered a few things I desperately needed in the process. I admit I wasn’t feeling too great when I rolled into town. My name is Kevin Paine, and I’m a food blogger. I was traveling along the coast, writing about holiday foods. Fletcher…