Friday Fictioneers – “Unstoppable Light”




Guang’s head smacked against the concrete floor. His face was bruised and bleeding, and his bones cracked as the prison guards kicked him viciously.

“Tell us a story now, Pastor!” One guard spat, as if ridding his tongue of a sour taste.

As his vision blurred, Guang noticed a light switch on the wall.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation,” he managed to cough. “Whom shall I fear?”

Outraged, the guards cursed at the man and attacked him with renewed ferocity. Slowly, his vision faded to black…

But then Guang saw it… glorious, unquenchable Light.

His smile remained.



This week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge was to take this abstract photo and the standard 100 words to produce a piece of Realistic Fiction.

As of 2001, the “World Christian Encylopedia” reported that there were 45,400,000 people martyred for their faith in the twentieth century.  Suffering for the cause of Christ is very real, and it is very real today.  Are we praying for those with the courage to stand for Christ and His unquenchable Light?

Are we willing to carry this Light into the world ourselves?


Photo Prompt:  Copyright Ted Strutz

17 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – “Unstoppable Light”

    1. Nan – I think you’re right about his passing away. But that’s the beauty of having hope in Christ… men can harm our physical bodies, but they can’t touch our souls! I do believe that those who die for their Christian faith are welcomed into the Eternal Light of Heaven, which no one can quench.

      Thanks, as always, for your kind words!


  1. Thank you for this reminder. Christians in the US are blessed to have the freedom of religion. We often forget that people are still being martyred for being Christian!


  2. A very powerful message, John. That anyone should be imprisoned and beaten so badly for their faith is truly horrendous. Guang was very courageous and the light at the end was a wonderful thing – an excellent way to end your story.

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