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"Gimme a break. Being driven out of Ireland was the best thing that ever happened to you."
Tags:saint patrick, st. patrick, irish, ireland, irish immigrant, irish immigrants, america, american, st. patrick's day, st. patricks day, snake, snakes, drove the snakes out of ireland, saint, saints, miracle, miracles, miraculous, immigrant, immigrants, immigrant story, immigrant stories, tale, tales, story, stories
The True Story Of Vanilla Pudding
"What have you been up to?"
Tags:tall tale, tall tales, long story, long stories, tale, tales, story, stories, come home late, coming home late, wife, wives, scold, scolds, scolding, nag, nags, nagging, return home, returning home, suspicious, suspicion, suspicions, police line, police lines, husband, husbands, late night, late nights, late, tardy, tardiness, punctual, punctuality
Mary Poppins sighting
'Yeah. Yeah... Wolf, girl, grandma. I got the picture.'
"I'll listen for a dollar."
Tags:id, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, bed, beds, bedtime, bedtime story, bedtime stories, storytime, story time, story, stories, reading, reader, readers, reading out-loud, reading aloud, book, books, literature, children's story, children's stories, listen, dollar, money, cash, allowance, allowances, pocket money, sweet money, bargaining, negotiating, negotiation, negotiations, modern life
"She's smart, she's funny, she's beautiful—But she leaves her shoes all over the place."
Tags:fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, children's story, children's stories, story, stories, literature, children's literature, fictional character, fictional characters, prince, princes, prince charming, cinderella, glass slipper, shoe, shoes, slipper, slippers, footwear, messy, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, couple, couples, flaw, flaws, flawed, imperfect, red flag, bad sign, dating, date, dates, first date, first dates, first impression, first impressions
Moses and the Screenwriter: 'Accurate-Shmaccurate...if you want this story to sell, it needs some punching up.'
Tags:screenwriter, screenwriters, clerk, clerks, accuracy, accurate, accurateness, historian, historians, honest, honesty, entertainment, bible, bibles, torah, torahs, story, stories, old testament, entertainer, entertainers, exodus, red sea, miracle, miracles, teller, tellers, telling, non sequitur
Tags:suburbia, suburban, urban life, urban living, middle america, modern america, modern life, modern world, urban, urban legend, legend, legends, campfire, camp fire, campfire story, campfire stories, story, stories, spooky, scary, scary story, scary stories, halloween, ghost story, ghost stories, camp, camping, camper, campers, camp out, camp-out, pilates, pilates instructor, middle class, middle classes, millennial, millennials
"The prince, …. what's his back story?"
"Better than Chekhov"
Tags:chekhov, plot, plots, author, authors, writer, writers, writing, writes, authorship, writers block, writer's block, inspire, inspiration, inspiring, inspires, inspired, plot book, suggestion, suggestions, suggest, suggests, suggesting, plot points, short story, anton chekhov, short-story, stories, playwright, playwrights, idea, ideas
"Could you read the part where Stephen envisions life outside Dublin again?"
Tags:ulysses, dublin, dubliners, james joyce, joyce, modernism, modernist, modern, literature, modern literature, lit, modern lit, college, college, irish lit, ireland, irish, lit major, lit minor, books, bookish, book, writer, writers, writing, story, storytime, story time, stories, storybook, story book, unorthodox, genius, geniuses, prodigy, prodigies, prodigal, novel, novels, complicated, complex, difficult, difficulties, stephen, stephen dedalus, dedalus, portrait, portrait of the artist as a young man, kids, kid, child, children, precocious, parent, parenting, dad, dads, father, fathers
"Remember, in the other version they had a pea-green boat, and here they're using public transportation."
Tags:pea-green boat, owl and pussycat, poem, poems, poet, poets, poetry, story, storybook, stories, book, books, owl, cat, owls, cats, turkey, turkeys, rat, rats, nonsense, silly, kids, kid, child, children, bedtime story, bedtime, mother, mothers, motherhood, parent, parents, parenthood, daughter, daughters, update, updated
"This is an excellent story, Doris, so far."
Tags:teacher, teachers, english teacher, english teachers, english lesson, english lessons, english class, english classes, school, schools, schooling, pupil, pupils, student, students, teacher, teachers, critic, critics, story, stories, aspiring author, aspiring authors, aspiring writer, aspiring writers
"Gosh, Grandma, what big drinks you pour."
Tags:child, children, kid, kids, grandchild, grandma, grandmas, grannies, grandmothers, grandparent, grandparents, nan, nana, nanny, nans, nanas, little red riding hood, brothers grimm, fairytale, fairtytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, book, books, story, stories, literature, drinking, drink, drinks, alcohol, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, booze, liquor, mental health, alcohol abuse, drinking problem, alcohol dependence, pour, pouring
"Should we let him in? He says he's Wolf Blitzer."
Tags:fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, children's story, children's stories, story, stories, literature, children's literature character, characters, fictional character, fictional characters, three little pigs, animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, pig, pigs, wolf, wolves, big bad wolf, media, press, journalism, news, news anchor, news anchors, anchorman, anchormen, news presenter, news presenters, reporter, reporters, newscaster, newscasters, famous person, famous people, celebrity, celebrities, celeb, celebs, television, televisions, tv, tvs, t.v., t.v.s, trusting, trust, trusted, trick, tricks, deception, deceiving
A flighttime story
"It wasn't so much losing the race, it was losing the shoe contract."
"I appreciate your offer, but I was really hoping to marry a doctor."
Tags:fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, children's story, children's stories, story, stories, literature, children's literature character, characters, fictional character, fictional characters, prince charming, prince, princes, royal, royalty, cinderella, glass slipper, proposing, proposal, proposals, marriage proposals, rejected, rejection, marriage, marriages, doctor, doctors, career, job, jobs, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, holding out, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, unsatisfied, shallow, hard to please
'Really, Frank... The late news is so depressing - and it's the same thing every night... Why do you even turn it on?'
Tags:armadillo, armadillos, news, reporter, reporters, roadkill, roadkills, road, roads, kill, kills, depress, depresses, depressing, depression, story, stories, run over, ran over, runs over, repeat, repeats, repetitive, repetition, repetitions, accident, accidents, the argyle sweater, argyle sweater
"A 40 day cruise? Just the two of us without the kids? Oh, Harold, This'll be the best vacation ever! I hope it doesn't rain!"
Tags:monkey, monkeys, ape, ampes, chimp, chimps, giraffe, giraffes, elephant, elephants, ark, arks, noah, bible, bibles, story, stories, rain, rains, rainy, raining, storm, storms, stormy, pair, pairs, two by two, ship, ships, boat, boats, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, cruise, cruises, the argyle sweater, argyle sweater
''Commandments' is fine. But why not jazz it up and call them 'The top ten no-no's'?'
"I'm trying to forget a pussycat."
Tags:relationship, relationships, love, lovers, lover, love lost, owl and pussycat, poem, poems, poet, poets, poetry, story, storybook, stories, book, books, owl, cat, owls, cats, turkey, turkeys, rat, rats, nonsense, silly, kids, kid, child, children, breakup, breakups, war, military, soldier, soldiers
"I can't protect you from everything, but I can read you stories that make you believe I can protect you from everything."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, son, sons, boy, boys, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, bed, beds, bedtime, story time, storytime, night, nighttime, reading, reading out-loud, reading aloud, book, books, story, stories, fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, literature, children's story, children's stories, read, reader, readers, protect, protection, security, safe, safety, believe, belief, beliefs, pretend, make-believe
A chicken looks at a computer screen that reads "Y2K is coming! Y2K is coming!!".
Tags:animal, animals, chicken, chickens, hen, hens, poultry, henny penny, chicken little, fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, children's story, children's stories, story, stories, fable, fables, literature, children's literature, fictional character, fictional characters, the sky is falling, technology, computer, computers, laptop, laptops, warning, warnings, new year, new years, new year's day, new year's eve, millennium, new millennium, 1999, 2000, year 2000 problem, y2k problem, y2k, millennium bug, y2k bug, panic, panics, panicking