Stories

AAPA Member Stories

The AAPA encourages members to create and publish on our site as well as circulating printed content in the monthly bundle. As part of this effort we are now accepting submissions.

You could write about a local news article, a story from your life, a short story, a poem, or some other subject.

You can also publish an E- Journal. Most journals are in PDF format, while some are .doc or html files. File size must be less than 2 MB.

Send your submissions into the AAPA at Stories. We will get it posted as soon as possible.

SHE’S TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL T

SHE’S TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL T

Missing not having a dog in our lives for many years, my husband, Jerry, and I decided to check out some eight week old golden retrievers.  Owning a different breed was not an option for us.  Our last golden, Jenny, had all the attributes of her breed: intelligence ... Read more »

OLD SHOES

OLD SHOES

The postal lady brought the small wrapped box and tooted the mail truck’s horn up by the road. Jack turned from where he stood at the edge of his garden and walked up the hill. He took deep breaths, so that he could say hello to the woman without having to gasp for ... Read more »

THE MADCAP ADVENTURES OF ELIEZER GUREVITCH

THE MADCAP ADVENTURES OF ELIEZER GUREVITCH

My father-in-law, Elias Gurev, was fifty-nine when I met him. He was tall, broad framed with a thick thatch of iron grey hair. His legs seemed mismatched with his body as they were thin. They didn’ seem like they could support his broad chest. ... Read more »

HUCK AND PUCK

HUCK AND PUCK

My Aunt Elsie Lembke (1902-1999) was a middle child of Fred and Bertha. Born at Polar in Langlade County, Wisconsin where Fred was in the logging industry. Three months after her birth, Bertha trekked the baby and two siblings, on the train to Dupont to be baptized ... Read more »

Golden

Golden

I love being at the shore. My job today is counting waves. A retired gentleman of almost seventy years, I count only the waves I like. Over the last hour or so I noted three and then took a break. I like a little conversation on my breaks, but I’m not getting much ... Read more »

The Isle of Devils

The Isle of Devils

Beautiful Bermuda was on nobody’s bucket list in the 1600s. Named for Juan Bermudez, who discovered them about 1505, the islands were feared by the Spanish and Portuguese who rode the Gulf Stream from the Caribbean to Europe. The reefs surrounding the islands are t ... Read more »

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTHROPOLOGY

My daughter is 80% Irish with a touch of French, red-haired and sassy and a capable woman. At her wedding, I gave her away and “allowed” her to leave our small, quiet, sober (in terms of demeanor, at least) Irish family and join a large, noisy, passionate, even cra ... Read more »

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