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  Writer's profile for 'Maureen Stirsman'
Email address tstirs@highstream.net


'Maureen Stirsman' has written 21 stories:


Sleepover (standard:drama, 704 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: May 28 2003Views/Reads: 1824/1Story vote: 0.00 (2 votes)
“Mama, Mama, can I sleep over at Maryann’s? Please, please, please? I begged.” It was 1944. A war was being fought overseas. And I was invited for a sleep over at my best friend’s house.
 
Maryann (standard:drama, 210 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Oct 21 2003Views/Reads: 1708/1Story vote: 0.00 (3 votes)
‘Maryann’ is my grandmother’s story from Poland, 1901 to Pennsylvania, 1949—through death of children, a mine cave-in and war. This is her survival and her search for God. The book will be out November 9th.
 
Ambrose and His Final Plans (standard:drama, 3161 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Jan 31 2003Views/Reads: 1739/991Story vote: 0.00 (4 votes)
Ambrose fought in the ‘War between the States’, saw his fourteen-year-old brother shot, while he himself escaped and lived to marry and raise a family. When he was 83 he took a notion to build his own coffin. This is his true story.
 
Decision (standard:drama, 1492 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Oct 10 2002Views/Reads: 3087/1273Story vote: 0.00 (12 votes)
Della sees the Western Union boy beyond the blue star in the window. This is the day her life will be changed forever, the day she will be forced to face the biggest decision she will ever make--between life and death.
 
Mama (standard:drama, 3519 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Oct 08 2002Views/Reads: 3256/1211Story vote: 0.00 (5 votes)
It was a time when life was hard and money even harder to come by. Mama gave her family a dream that they never forgot.
 
Orphan (standard:romance, 2923 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Oct 18 2002Views/Reads: 4075/1411Story vote: 0.00 (3 votes)
It was a nice little family, Lawrence, Therese and the baby, Sophie. It was one of those love stories that only take place in books, almost like a fairy tale. It was just that way. They were the picture of a happy family, and they were as happy as the
 
The Cottage (standard:drama, 1493 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Oct 30 2002Views/Reads: 2690/1105Story vote: 0.00 (2 votes)
Raymond Carter lives alone in a cottage across from the elementary school. Mrs. Clark delivers a red envelope to his door, while the fifth grade students watch excitedly.
 
NCW - The Perfect Christmas Guest (standard:drama, 992 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Dec 30 2005Views/Reads: 1663/938Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A strange young boy arrives at the Golden's on Christmas eve.
 
Winter in Pennsylvania (standard:drama, 227 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Dec 06 2002Views/Reads: 1942/1Story vote: 0.00 (9 votes)
A winter storm is on the horizon and a family waits.
 
The Perfect Christmas Tree (standard:drama, 1257 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Dec 10 2002Views/Reads: 2011/1125Story vote: 0.00 (8 votes)
Cora examined the Christmas tree with a critical eye. It was perfectly decorated, as usual. But to her eyes--something was missing. Then the doorbell rang and Christmas eve changed.
 
Sadie With the One Arm (standard:drama, 210 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Mar 20 2003Views/Reads: 1846/1Story vote: 0.00 (2 votes)
Life happens to everyone. Sometimes it is hard. Everyone must make choices. Not all people make the right ones.
 
Dawn (standard:drama, 2857 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Oct 20 2003Views/Reads: 1689/994Story vote: 0.00 (1 vote)
She listened to music, ate toast and hot tea. Again she looked at the embroidered picture. The cross-stitched porch invited her. She stared at the tiny windows and sat down, never taking her eyes from the mesmerizing scene. One of the black squirrels move
 
The Paper Route (standard:drama, 982 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Dec 02 2003Views/Reads: 2431/1245Story vote: 0.00 (9 votes)
My husband, Tom, was twelve years old in 1948. His paper route was in the high rise apartments in Chicago. And--it was Christmas.
 
Once in Love with Amy (standard:romance, 1676 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Jan 13 2004Views/Reads: 1832/979Story vote: 0.00 (3 votes)
The last notes of 'Once in Love with Amy' lingered in Amelia's ears as she zipped the case of the old familiar cello on the stage of the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra for the last time.
 
Comfort and Ray (standard:fairy tales, 1500 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: May 01 2004Views/Reads: 1887/1075Story vote: 0.00 (1 vote)
A Fable. When life seems so hard you can’t go on, when you know you cannot swim another stroke, there is help. You can swim further than you think. Meet Comfort.
 
NC--The Perfect Christmas Guest (standard:drama, 1989 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Jun 24 2004Views/Reads: 1771/1025Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Cora expected her family to be on the three-fifteen flight on Christmas Eve, but unfortunately their plans were canceled. Instead an unexpected guest arrived and his name was Robert B.
 
Comfort and Ray (youngsters:fairy tales, 1500 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: May 09 2004Views/Reads: 3025/1473Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A Fable, When things seem so hard you think you cannot go on, remember you only have to go one step at a time. Let someone help you and you will make it.
 
O, Holy Night (standard:drama, 1113 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Oct 26 2004Views/Reads: 1757/969Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Taken from my Christmas book of short stories, "Once Upon a Night in December" that will be available in November.
 
Reunion (standard:drama, 1987 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Oct 02 2006Views/Reads: 1441/856Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
These are the first pages of my new mystery novel. Reunion is a story of a family, a bag of money, where it came from, and what happened to it. Follow the sisters as children, from the picnic grove, to the cabin many years later, where the mystery comes
 
The God of the Captive and the Free (standard:drama, 4700 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Jul 01 2008Views/Reads: 1346/874Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
George Cowan was a prisoner of war. Esther waited with her infant son and prayed for his safe return. This is their true story. It is a chapter in "The Road to Reconcilaion" due out in August. You and buy the book by contacting me at this web si
 
The Perfect Christmas Gifts (standard:drama, 1606 words)
Author: Maureen StirsmanAdded: Dec 21 2006Views/Reads: 1420/852Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Cora Golden plans a wonderful Christmas at home, with her family at her side, but a phone calls changes her plans.
 





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