SHORT STORIES BY CARLOS MICHAEL PADILLA
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THE COALPEPPER POGS
In this story, Carlos illustrates the value and meaning of friendship, why we should never judge a book by its cover, and the power of the Lord's love and mercy.
THE COALPEPPER POGS
LOVE AND CUP OF COFFEE
The Story of Mary Ann Beasley
In this story, Carlos reminds us how we should conduct ourselves and the power behind faith, trust, love, friendship, and a smile. The coffee helps, too!
THE MAN IN THE HAT
In this story, Carlos shares his latest poem which is based on true life experiences and how he came to realize that Jesus is truly the way, truth, and light.
NO DANCING SHOES FOR JESUS
In this story, Carlos introduces us to the story of Alejandro Vega and Melissa Williams and the love that was never meant to be.
JILTED AT THE PARK
In this story, Carlos reminds us of the absolute power of Christ-centered love, mercy, and forgiveness.
SUNFLOWERS FOR JESUS
In this story, Carlos shares his love for Christ and Sunflowers in a short story that was inspired by a poem titled, “God’s Garden”, written by Leda Diedrich, 2018.
THE LESSON OF PATSY MCGREGOR
In this story, young Mrs. Patsy McGregor, a mother of three boys moves with her husband from Boston, Massachusetts to Marshall, Alabama, and quickly learns the lesson of never judging a book by its cover.
In this story, the lives of two best friends are changed in an instant because of a lie and jealousy.
MARY ELLEN APPLEBEE
In this story, Mary Ellen Applebee asks Santa a very important question about Christmas Magic. The story opens with Santa reading Mary Ellen's letter.
MIGUEL'S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
In this story, young Miguel Sandoval asks Santa for a very special Christmas miracle.
THE SANTA CHAIR
In this story, Christopher D'Agostino learns the difference between the spirit of Christmas and why you receive underwear when you stop believing in Santa Claus.
A TOUCHDOWN FOR MAMA
In this story, a young man is on his way to football greatness and a one-way ticket out of the inner-city until he receives devastating news about his mother.
A CHRISTMAS EVE FOR MOM
In this story, a young woman named Maureen learns what happens when one is patient and trusting with the Lord in faith and prayer on this very special Christmas Eve.