Happy Reads

Lean into something lighthearted with happy reads intended to boost your mood 🙂

Christmas
TzeLin Sam

A Tropical, Atypical Christmas

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( 2 Reviews )

There is no snow but plenty of ribbons and bows, There is no real tree but no less Christmassy, There is no need for a

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Accidental

Amy wanted to go on this skiing trip. She really did. So why? Why was she cursed with bad luck? “Amy?” Sandy asked, slowing to

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I’m Afraid of Jackfruit

Ten reasons why you should be, too Before the virus hit, jackfruit was one of the new food crazes that any hipster worthy of even the

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#kids
Andrey Lukyanov

Seriously?

When I’m having a conversation with people and decide to share something playfully, but in an unrestrained manner, right after hearing me out, sometimes they

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Little things can make you happy in life!
Walker Ikard

LITTLE THINGS MAKE YOU HAPPY

Little things can make you happy in life. A smile from someone you love can brighten up your day. Your dog, licking your hand, showing

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broken heart
The Lazy Bookista Writes

Cutting the cord

  • 4.5
( 1 Reviews )

It happens in a split second. When something clicks and reality shifts. And all those painful thoughts just mist away. Suddenly, the heart feels peace,

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family
Gerald Washington

Catch That Fly

It was a warm afternoon in Cedar Hill, North Carolina. The time was 4:30 pm. 10-year old Jeremiah and his older brother 11-year old Roman

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begin
Amy Christie

Magic Love, Heart Sight

In twilight realms of mystic dreams, Where spirits roam, A wondrous place of enchantment beams, Where incantations gleam. *** The moon and stars shine bright

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happy read
Devyn Beal

Rhapsody of My Heart

Listen to the echoes Of my heartbeat Flow-through the membranes Of your soul Hoping to penetrate In the highest levels Of the vibrations That we

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fairy
Tim McDaniel

The Fairy Godfather

  • 4.5
( 1 Reviews )

 I fluttered into the Don’s inner office and hovered there, my wings beating a hundred times a second, waiting for him to notice me. The

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happiness
John Wimsatt

Create Your Own Reality

If it is true your thoughts and dreams create your reality. What type of reality would you create in your life. Now at this very

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autumn
Amy Christie

Velvet Hope

Autumn love, a season of gold A time of change as stories unfold The leaves turn red; the winds do howl As love blooms, like

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My Anti-Bucket List

1. Ice skating – I have actually been to an ice rink but I can’t say that what I did there was “ice-skating”. From what

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Frogs
This Life's Illusions

A Love Song for the Hard of Hearing

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( 1 Reviews )

Some frogs seem to be louder than others.  This poem was inspired by some particularly deafening ones which dominate a memory decades later. *** In

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YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
Walker Ikard

YOU NEED TO LOVE EVERYBODY

There are a lot of things going on in this old world, that I don’t understand. Like look how we treat our brothers and sisters,

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bunny
Donald J. Bingle

BunRabs

“It’s a myth,” clucked Doris as she picked at her salad. “I don’t believe it, not for one instant.” “You’re just a spring chicken, dear,”

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Do you love to write songs?
Walker Ikard

YOU WANT TO BE A SONGWRITER

Do you want to be a songwriter? Do you want to write beautiful songs that people listen to on the radio and other places? Do

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Black History Month
Devyn Beal

Black in Color

The melodies are playing our song Full of black in color Rich with shades of mahogany Smooth like ebony Sweet like the blackened berries In

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animals
Victoria Mineva

The parrot

I found a new lover It is the parrot He fell in love from first sight But I could reciprocate him not He gave me

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#pets
Crystal Walker

Two Paths Crossing

The story of a broken heart healed and a tiny life saved Photo by Victor Grabarczyk on Unsplash In the beginning, I did not like

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Fiction
Devyn Beal

The Night At The Coffee Shop

  • 4.5
( 1 Reviews )

I observed the customers walking into the coffee shop like an evening rush hour. The potent smell of brewing espresso lit my nostrils on fire.

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motivational
This Life's Illusions

A Shadow of My Current Self

A brief motivational poem, a reminder to myself and others for the difficult days which we all experience. When your silhouette falls like a shadow

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Christmas
TzeLin Sam

Trash or Treasure?

It is that time of the year again! Christmas is coming. You have to make sure that your house is clean for visitors. You decide

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authors
Andrey Lukyanov

Meet Moi

I’ve borrowed some money from people with no intention of paying it back. Fuck ’em, the whole thing would resolve by itself eventually or at

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#pets
This Life's Illusions

Catching the napping cat

Our animal companions are a constant source of entertainment and company. I didn’t intend offering a home to a cat, but she intending living with

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believe
Amy Christie

Believe in You

In the depths of my heart, a fire burns bright A flame that flickers with hope and light It guides me through the darkest of

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angel
Amy Christie

Lavender Angel

In fields of lavender, where the sun glows A purple angel descended, her wings did show Her robes were flowing like a river’s stream And

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DEDICATED TO LINDA DUDLEY IKARD
Walker Ikard

WHEN YOU WALK BY

When you walk by, you’ve got the look of love in your eyes. I’ve got a clear blue sky. I love you girl. You’re my

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Life happens to all of us!
Walker Ikard

MEANING OF LIFE

You start out young. You end up old. Where did all the time go? You spend all your money. You waste all your time. Then

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TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS IN LIFE!
Walker Ikard

LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE COUNT

The little things in life always count. If you show a little kindness along the way, it will always be appreciated. It will count and

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#women
Andrey Lukyanov

Vibe Diva

As insane as it may seem I remember once I’ve had a dream, Pristine in every single aspect, all colorful and drastic, She appeared to

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comedy
TzeLin Sam

An Important Decision

You shift your weight from one leg to the other fully aware of the fact that it is a bad habit of yours to lean

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Songs and music are the soul of our lives!
Walker Ikard

WORLD WITHOUT MUSIC

I can’t imagine a world without music. It would be a sad world without any songs or music in it. Music is the rhythm to

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Always be kind to one another!
Walker Ikard

TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS

When you go out and play, try a little kindness along the way. When you’re feeling blue, remember a little kindness will always pull you

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Colors
Andrey Lukyanov

It Is Up To You

The notion of love and beauty is still there right?  One might start to believe, especially with the last few years, that it’s an outmoded

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big bang
Donald J. Bingle

Story Choices

This entire story already exists, but you are only experiencing it one word at a time as you move forward through it. You could, if

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Fight
Donald J. Bingle

Poetry Slam

I thought that I would never see A fight regarding poetry. Life can venture nothing worse, Than fisticuffs o’er flowing verse. * If poems be

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Walker Ikard

ROADS OF LIFE

As I head down the roads of life, I can’t help but wonder if I will get it wrong or right. I know if I

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You can make good money as a songwriter!
Walker Ikard

MAKING MONEY AS A SONGWRITER

Do you want to be a songwriter in the music business? Do you want to make money as a songwriter? First, you will need to

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Love is what life is all about!
Walker Ikard

LOVE  

Love is a rainbow in the sky. Love is beauty in your eye. Oh, love is a kiss from the one close to you.  Love

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MY LIFE AT THE OLD HOME PLACE!
Walker Ikard

THE OLD HOME PLACE

As I travel down Nebo Road, I go back to where the old home place used to be. It was located at the end of

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autumn
Amy Christie

Autumn Peace

Autumn’s peaceful hue, a season of rest, A time for nature’s slumber; the earth is blessed. The trees, they stand tall, their leaves of gold,

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Short Story
Gerald Washington

The Bet

19-year-old Alan and his 48-year-old Uncle Quest headed to one of the checkout lines at the Wal-Mart near their house. As he was pushing their

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animals
Wendy Nikel

The Girl in the Windmill

Maartje van Dijk lived in a windmill. At the age of ten, her vater and moeder perished at sea, and she was sent to live

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affirmation
Donald J. Bingle

Starbright

Should you ever gaze at the silent stars above and they begin to blink off one by one by wondrous one, do not be alarmed.

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cats
Anne Ternes

Home On A Tuesday

Outside the wind is gusting, screeching, giving voice to the complaints of all who must brave the day’s weather. Birds take shelter in nests of

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attraction
Tanya Hall

The Greatest Gig

Andrew tapped a button on his synth allowing the long bass notes to shudder down his spine. Shifting from one leg to another in a

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We will all get our just rewards on judgment day!
Walker Ikard

JUDGMENT DAY

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( 1 Reviews )

There is a man without a head, high on a hill. Is he a spirit or is he real? Nobody knows what to say. They

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Nature will always be a part of you and me!
Walker Ikard

NATURE

You go out in nature to spend your day. You want the sun to shine your way. You look at the beautiful trees and birds

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celebrity
Andrey Lukyanov

Smoke

Got a light? Oh no, I don’t even smoke, it’s just for the screen you know, feeling like Mickey Rourke here. I remember watching Nine

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Butterfly Wings

Nothing moves save for a butterfly, A whisper at the tip of its wings, Breaking the stillness of the night. Clouds part for the moonlight

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beauty
This Life's Illusions

He chose the moon 

A short poem about love and beauty, or the beauty of love. … Her beauty was the moon Ageless. Pure. Endless. Serenely smiling Softly whispering

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Children
This Life's Illusions

Footnote

A light-hearted, playful poem and a reminder of one of the joys of having young children around!  This is the tale ofWhere you have been;It’s

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Art Cafe
Victoria Mineva

Only Yours

“Have you heard about the new “Only Yours” art cafe, Dana?”, Leyla asked. “Yes, but I have not visited it yet,” Dana replied. “Let’s visit

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angels
Andrey Lukyanov

Worthless Structure Ventilator

When your eyes are soaked in all the nuances of light, maybe it’s time to close them, just for a little while… (Rock’n’Roll in a

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diary
This Life's Illusions

One of those days….

Once upon a time there was a little old lady who lived with her cat in a tiny house in a small community where she

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Bougainvillea Snow 

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( 2 Reviews )

A Prose Poem about a Teenage Crush My heart soars like a kite on a windy day, As a silent hello escapes from your mouth.

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Walker Ikard

WRITING HIT SONGS

So, you want to write some hit songs that get recorded by famous singers in the music business. Where do you start? How do you

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Ends

It’ll be gone soon, That’s no excuse for now. Just because it ends, Is no reason to rush. You can’t live your life, Years spent wondering how, You’ll go like

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childhood
Crystal Walker

The Povitica Polka

Discovering this savory bread while learning about my heritage Photo by Klaus Nielsen from Pexels I have always been intrigued to learn about my family’s

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#pets
Crystal Walker

Two Paths Crossing

The story of a broken heart healed and a tiny life saved Photo by Victor Grabarczyk on Unsplash In the beginning, I did not like

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flash fiction
Tanya Hall

Petal Pills

A 500-word flash fiction piece. “Hydroxyzine.” “Excuse me?” I cleared my throat and pointed to the row of small circular welts on her exposed arm.

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Alone
Victoria Mineva

Reading the Zodiac

Happy mood today Reading the Zodiac Enjoying the fake fact About meeting the soulmate That seems somehow away From my life, or unavailable? Time fly

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WHEN SOMEONE IN LIFE LEAVES YOU!
Walker Ikard

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE?

I picked a lovely flower for you today. I placed a red rose on your grave. I thought of memories of a life spent together.

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Art
Daniel Lyons

The Incredible Piano

The piano was just incredible. It sat there in the middle of the art exhibition, looking oddly out of place. Plain and black, elegant but

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Permission

Wren swallowed, looking into Tayler’s golden eyes as her back hit the wall and her practice sword hit the ground. “Princess,” she mumbled, fully aware

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comedy
Andrey Lukyanov

Randomly Recorded Argument

It was an unusually hot night in October. Both, the Clit and the Pussy looked in fascination at the site of exaggerated Cock, appearing out

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Spiritual blackbird trying to help us all on earth!
Walker Ikard

BLACKBIRD

An old man was down on his luck. So, he rolled the dice for one more buck. He was just trying to find someone to

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dark
Saim Khurshid

DON’T FEAR

This poem is more of a lullabye from a scene within my Novel—Diaries of the Missing Children: Carsa Rosain Cecil ——————- Don’t fear the dark   Don’t fear

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All people want to live a good life!
Walker Ikard

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT 

How do you live a good life? People will have many different answers on how to live a good life. But life is really what

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believe
Amy Christie

Fairy Wish

In twilight’s hush, where shadows dance and play, A fairy’s wish takes flight in wondrous ways. With delicate wings, she flutters by, Her whispered words,

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challenge
Mollie Lyon

Challenge Accepted

I’ve been challenged on Medium to write at least three hundred words a day in the month of November.  If anyone is on this site

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Bed and Breakfast
Vanessa Lewis

Snow Day! 

The guests arrived after 10 pm. 10:19, to be exact.  I must have dozed off while waiting for their arrival, but the doorbell in this

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animals
Victoria Mineva

Threesome

When I grow old Lady without stats I will own Three dogs Three cats And a home Husky  Beautiful as a painted glass German Shepherd

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cyborg
Wendy Nikel

Cerise Sky Memories

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( 1 Reviews )

I remember a childhood that didn’t exist. Hot apple pies cooling on park benches. Small toes pressed into scorching white sand. Snowball fights leaving crisp,

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europe
Crystal Walker

Time Stands Still in Pompeii

I walked the path of gladiators, sailors, and shopkeepers from 79 C.E. Image of the author, Crystal A. Walker in Pompeii, Italy Entering the gates

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brief
Andrey Lukyanov

As of This Moment

A piece of paper (which is now long lost but luckily has its content safely copied, author is anonymous) i’ve found some years ago on

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Life is always a winding road!
Walker Ikard

LIFE IS A WINDING ROAD

Life is a winding road. You never know which way to go. Sometimes you want to figure it all. What is life all about? Life

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