Michele Ivy Davis

Previously Published Work
(Most recent first )

Many of these pieces were sold with first rights only. Reprint rights are available in those cases. Please contact me to inquire about any that you may wish to consider for publication. You can email me at MicheleIvyDavis@aol.com

Various Articles and Photos  
Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, EMS, and other magazines

Publication dates: 2002-present
Over 400 articles published. Details at Safety Forces Articles

"My Treasure Map" -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times Won't Last, But Tough People Will
Mapping out the future in pictures

"The Blue Dress" -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Mom Ever!
Grandma sewed a magical blue dress

"The Wish Book" -- The Foreign Service Journal
Ordering from the Sears Catalog

"Memory Lane" -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas
Annual ornaments, but why is one year missing?

"A Town Called Middle Age" -- MidLifeCollage.com
Arriving in middle age unprepared

"A Stop on his Journey" -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven
A grandfather's visit brings comfort

"The Rescue of a Worrywart" -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice, 20th Anniversary Edition
Two things not to worry about

"Grandpa Macdonald" -- She's Graduating
A Hallmark book filled with advice and wisdom
Sometimes disappointment only leads to something better.

"Such a Small Thing" -- She's Graduating
A Hallmark book filled with advice and wisdom
The story of the day when the words "thank you" meant so much

Several stories in the flash fiction anthology --  Doomed: Tales of the Last Days
It’s not the end of the world. Oh wait, yes it is. And everyone’s got their own way of treasuring their last moments on Earth. The book tells very short stories of the end of humanity – some sad, some bittersweet, and some with twists and turns you can’t even imagine. So what would mankind do if they knew the end was nigh? Here are a few ideas …

"My First Grownup Christmas" --  CupofComfort.com
Second place award: A Favorite Holiday Memory Story
Story was featured on their website

The year I stayed up to help out at Christmas.

"Wendell Meeks" -- Therapy Sucks
Severe psychosis is no laughing matter...unless it involves freshly sired vampires! A centuries-old vampire in his death throes stumbles into a therapy session packed with patients suffering from acrophobia, inferiority complex, obsessive compulsive disorder, a fear of blood, and other problems. A desire to feed one last time before he expires leads to the creation of some really messed up vampires...and you get to find out how their first week as creatures of the night worked out.

"The Rubber Chicken Cure" -- A Cup of Comfort for a Better World
Stories that celebrate those who give, care and volunteer
At the camp for adult cancer survivors, campers were given a chance to escape their world of treatments and disease, and become kids again, if only for a few days.

"Grady's Footsteps" -- The Ultimate Gardner
People often may not realize what they leave behind -- their "footsteps in the sands of time."

"The Face in the Window" -- Thema Literary Magazine
(Theme:  Put it in your Pocket, Lillian)

Sometimes an event in childhood can change the course of a life forever.

"Un-Resolved" -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Resolution
You can resolve to look the way you did in your twenties,
but your body has a way of reminding you that you're not twenty anymore.

Abandoned Colorado Mining Camp (Photograph) -- Thema Literary Magazine
Theme: Unprepared for Adventure

"Taking Flight" -- Chicken Soup for the Empty Nester's Soul
Feelings can be very different when a child takes flight,
depending on whether you're the child or the parent.

"Bonus Time" -- A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors
We are all living on bonus time -- make use of it now.

"Christmas Lost -- and Found" -- Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas
An American child's Christmas in Bombay, India

All in a Day's Work-- Reader's Digest
Getting your business noticed through its logo

A Few of Our Favorite Things -- St Petersburg Times (Florida)
If you had to evacuate for a hurricane,
what single item would you be sure to take with you?

"In His Second Year" -- Chicken Soup for the Mothers of Preschoolers Soul
Originally published in Home Life Magazine
A mother rocks with her toddler, still drowsy after his nap.

"Just Some Old Man?" -- Anthology: Stories of Strength
When an old man begins to play the piano, he is transformed.
(Proceeds from book benefit disaster relief charities)

Also received Honorable Mention Poetry Award -- 2002 Joint Conference of
the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging

"Grandma Ivanoff: Portrait of My Grandmother"
Celebrating Family History: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Stories
Also Honorable Mention Award in
The Southern California Genealogical Society's
Family History Writing Contest

"A Sudden Burst of Color" -- St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sunday Journal, Floridian Section
The story of a gift from a young customer.

"Diane's Walk" -- Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul
A woman raises breast cancer research funds for her sister through walking.

From Earth to Heaven on a Pastel Bridge
Photo submission: Third Place Award
2002 Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging
and the American Society on Aging

"Lives of Quiet Desperation" -- THEMA Literary Magazine
(Theme:  The Power of Whim)

No one in Philip Jackson's office really knew him or what he was capable of doing.

"The Haunting House" -- St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sunday Journal, Floridian Section
The true story of the demise of an old house.

"The Friendship Garden" -- Mature Living
Gardens can bring back memories of friends long gone.

"Fairy Godmother's Night Off" -- The Spindrift Anthology
When this modern Cinderella goes to the ball, she finds her Prince Charming,
but he isn't at all who she thought he would be.

"Jimmy's" -- The Spindrift Anthology
Jimmy ran a restaurant in the old part of town.

"Catalogs Measure Up for Shopping Overseas"
The Tampa (Florida) Tribune
Remembering a time when ordering from the Sears Catalog
was the only way to keep in touch with the fashions from home.

Life in These United States -- The Reader's Digest
A visit to Las Vegas has a humorous twist.

"Daybreak with Father" -- Home Life Magazine
A girl makes a deal with her father -- a trip to the movies in exchange for viewing a sunrise with him -- but she gets so much more

"I'll Take a Used House" -- Home Life Magazine
The benefits of a previously loved older house far outweigh
the crisp bareness of a new one.

"Magic Gone" -- Sunshine Magazine
When she was finally old enough to stay up for Christmas, the magic was gone
-- until a thoughtful mother brought it back.

"Days of Wonder, Moments of Delight" -- Home Life Magazine
Sometimes even a mother can learn from her young daughter.

"My Child" -- Home Life Magazine
A mother's thoughts as her toddler snuggles with her on a cold night.

"The Gift of a Day" -- Home Life Magazine
The unusual warmth of a fall day chases away thoughts of winter,
if only for a short while.

"A Babe's Best Friend" -- Baby Talk
Sometimes it takes a clever child to overcome canine sibling rivalry
and become her dog's best friend.

"In His Second Year" -- Home Life Magazine
A mother rocks with her toddler, still drowsy after his nap.

"Through the Window" -- Baby Care
Sometimes mothers and babies don't see the world in exactly the same way.

"Day Time, Night Time" -- Baby Talk
Days belong to the baby, but nights belong to her mother.

"In Her Fourth Spring" -- Mother's Manual
A baby grows up overnight.

"Have a MAD Party"-- Seventeen Magazine
Party theme idea.

Plus several articles published in the East Lake Eagle Newspaper.