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Samantha Hollingsport

Stories by Samantha Hollingsport

I remember how all I was taught in school about the heart was that it’s a muscle that circulates my blood. Sitting at my chilly silver school...
The saucer-sized shell looked quite like a rock, completely static, a great effort in invisibility. Panting from my jog, I paused to take a closer...
There’s a smell of apples in the air. The candied kind, with nuts stuck to them. It’s coming from the carnival at Holy Family, the...
Mom wants us to stay home but we can’t make a sound. That leaves plenty of time to write poems about how I’m wasting my life being quiet...
Squeezing between Mom’s chair and the wall to get seated for supper, I realize for the first time how much extra effort I’ve spent all...
Tip number 1: Understand Get informed. Once you start to learn about the inner struggles that sensory driven kids experience, you begin to realize...
When George walks out on Mom a few months later, I dust off my hands and say to myself with relief and gladness “Well, that’s that. It...
 “George is moving in with us tomorrow,” Mom declares, bursting into my room without knocking after returning from her first solo...
Whatever happens, you will have tried some new things. And who knows, your small efforts today might just make enormous marks in your sensitive child...
Five year old Shakira is a brilliant interpreter of the voiceless, understanding the needs of plants, animals, babies, the elderly and infirm, even...
Our new family counselor is a sandy haired middle-aged man wearing a casual suit. He stands amidst a living room scene of sofas and chairs, lamps and...
------------ “Shell”-ter for one burnin’ turtle. ------------- The saucer-sized shell looked quite like a rock, completely...
This weekend I sat in my office in North Carolina catching up on some emails. It was thunder storming outside, great weather for office work. As...
Sometimes when I look at my thirteen year old reflection in the mirror I can see a million kids like me filed away in normal looking homes across the...