SHORT STORIES: With Disability Themes

The stories in this category have disability related themes.

40 responses to “SHORT STORIES: With Disability Themes

  1. Sharifa Siddiqui

    I would like to know if I can access your stories/poems/literature so that I can use them as material to sensitize people on disability issues. If yes, let me know how I can access it.

    I live in India, Secunderabad and work for an NGO that works on women’s issues.

  2. I’ve emailed you back , thanks!

    • michelledunnill

      Hi im looking for poem about disabled childrien. I have a disabled child in i have just read gods buitful butterfly poem in found it verry touching. I cant seem to find anyother poems like this.

  3. Sharifa Siddiqui

    Dear Ruth Harrigan,

    Thank you so much. I will post back to you whatever I use and with due credit to you. Thanks again


  4. Claire Bromley

    I am writting to you to ask if it is possible to feature some of your oeom’s as a am a disabled person mayself I am trying though my website to hightlight the and awere people of disability, can uyou help me as I would like to add peoms about disability

    Your C. Bromley

  5. Andree

    Hi all, was wondering if you could help me out? I run a centre for young women with disabilities here in Kenya and was wondering if you could supply any poems which I could use in class? It would be wonderful if anyone would be able to share their stories and I can then pass these on to the young women. Thanks very much

    • Hi Andree,
      Since I’ve written everything on here myself except for one poem, I don’t have other people I can ask to provide new materials for your class and I work so I don’t have time to do that. But many teachers use the poems that are already up on this site in their classes, if you’d like to do that.

      Thanks and good luck in your class!


    • A.W.A.R.D CBO

      Hi, i am a Kenyan lady with a disability, i too run a small group of women affected by disabilities either directly or indirectly, so you can ask any question and i will be glad to share with you, you can reach me on thanks for being part of the disabled world.

  6. Andree

    Hi Ruth sorry for the confusion, I was unable to access anyone of the poems due to very slow internet connection here in Kenya but not I can see all of your great work

  7. Thankz for the informations!

  8. Cathy

    Hi. I manage a library in Second Life which contains only books (both fiction and poetry) by disabled authors. I have read many of the poems and stories on this site and am wondering if I could use some to to place in this library. All credit would go to the author as well as an URL to this location in the notecard.
    This is an excellent site. 🙂

  9. When i put stories on my website, I put SCARY STORIES!

  10. Courtney Mathews

    I am a 10th grade teacher in Florida looking for a story to replace an excerpt of “My Left Foot.” Any suggestions on stories which carry the theme of learning to live with a disability?

    • On this site, there’s a story called Grandpa’s Tree which talks about how a family learns to live with their son’s disability, taking the lead from him. The story Trophies is about a high school football player who deals with learning how to live with a disability after being shot.

      I invite my readers to add to this list, but will point you toward the writings of Kenny Fries, who is a poet and essayist .

  11. Laurie Elise Grvin

    I have a disability and I am going to school to be able to share my story.

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  19. Disable people are strong individual and they sould be treared equal

  20. To Whom It May Concern

    My name is Tracey Hicks and I am 29 living in Perth Western Australia. I was born with spina bifida and I have had the passion to write for quite a while about my life living with a disability. I want to get the message out there that it isn’t all bad having a disability, in fact, it has only shaped the strong person I have become today. I believe I have three (if not more books within me). I have the idea of centreing my books around my disability and turning it into a fictionally told story. I have different ideas but putting it all together is proving difficult. Once this process is done and I have written them, would it be possible to have them published within your company?

    Look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Kind regards

    Tracey Hicks

    • Hi Tracey,
      Thank you for your message. It’s always nice to hear from other writers. Unfortunately, I don’t have a publishing company. I encourage you to keep writing and submitting your work. Your voice about your experiences in living with a disability is an important part of the fabric of society and should be heard. Keep at it and let me know how things are going.
      Best wishes,

  21. Diah M

    Hi, my name is Diah. I come from Indonesia. If you don’t mind, i intend to translate your short stories into Indonesian and post them on my personal blog. It is okay for you? Please reply me.

    • Hi Diah,
      I appreciate that you’re translating my work so more can read it. And that is okay with me if you put a copyright at the end of every story with my name and a link to this blog.

      I’d also like to have a link to your blog!

      Take care,

  22. Gisel

    Hi Ruth
    I am doing a short documentary on a specially able boy… I would like to have some of your stories to read and to draw inspiration from… Can I get them in my mail??

  23. Jennifer Miller

    Hi Ruth, Your poems are quite nice. I have a friend who is an adult living with a learning disability and a mental health challenge. He’s trying to publish his short stories. Can you recommend any place he might publish them? Kind regards, Jennifer

  24. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
    It’s always useful to read articles from other authors
    and practice something from their websites.

  25. Amey

    It is really very useful. Thank you.

  26. Chelsie Gillum

    Hi there, I’m looking for some short stories I can use in the peer assistant curriculum I’m developing. I’m a special education teacher working with a moderate/severe population, and I’ve started a peer program that I want to bolster through the use of literature and other media. Please let me know whether you would allow me to use your work. Thank you!

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