The underbelly of the slave ship was dark and foul. The hushed silence was broken only by the clanking of chains as someone shifted uncomfortably. “We’ll die here,” I sobbed. My father wagged a bony finger. “Nah,” he murmured. “This ain’t the end of the road. Just a ticket to the New World.” […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Two-Point Perspective”"
I’ve never attempted to produce a 150-word Flash Friday challenge entirely in Haiku… But it’s a new year, and there’s a first time for everything. Enjoy! Seen at Last His breath came in gasps, Hot tears splashed on the pavement, But no one noticed. His father beat him, His mother was high…again, But no […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Seen at Last”"
The community formed a makeshift circle. Eerie silence hammered their hearts as they realized what they had done. Before them lay the body of the man called Jakob, bleeding and broken. Simon, the village elder, dropped a heavy stone and coughed. “For refusing to denounce the Christian heresy – the Council has spoken.” […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Just the Beginning”"
The pounding hooves of thousands of horses shook the earth so violently that the guards were alerted. From their high stone towers, they sounded the warning gongs with all their might. “The enemy is coming!” they shouted above the terrible din. Marco watched in amazement as the desert wasteland sprang to life with […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Epic Peace”"
My face was drenched in sweat as I raced down the long, black corridor. Shivering with fear, I pounded on the iron doors with clammy fists. “Somebody help me!” I shrieked. He was coming for me. Mr. Black had seduced me with his devilish smile, inviting me to his estate for a “good […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – Dark Regret"
I really don’t consider myself to be a huge fan of romance novels, so when I was first approached about writing this review I’ll admit I had my hesitations. But in the end I rolled the literary dice and took a chance on this Christian novel, and I’m glad I did. Mona Lisa, […]Read more "Book Review – “Mona Lisa: The Carlingford Chronicles, Part I”"
Dr. Truett Brady moved slowly down the narrow corridor of the spacecraft, pausing every so often to let his stomach recover from its queasiness. The medics had offered to place him in stasis for the first week or so of the journey, warning that the effects of hyperspace travel could be severe, but Brady […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Sovereign”"
Fingers trembling, Drew wiped the sweat from his brow for the hundredth time. He had a sermon to write, visits to make, and bills to pay, but all of that would have to wait. He held the letter in his hands, trying to keep the paper from shaking. He felt blessed to be […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Christmas Card”"
I punched a Pilgrim the other day. Smack dab in the middle of his arrogant, flabby little face! Best thing I ever did. It was the day before Thanksgiving, and the entire world was buzzing with holiday cheer. All except for the cramped apartment in my Assisted Living Center, that is. As […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “A Carol for Thanksgiving”"
Scripture Prompt: Exodus 15:21 Miriam sang to them, ‘Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea.’ Can’t Hold It In “Shush!” My harsh whisper was deafening in the library’s eerie stillness. A few heads turned our way, and the teenage […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Can’t Hold It In”"