Congratulations to Lori MacLaughlin – Winner of the Star Wars Giveaway! Each spring, The Artistic Christian features a giveaway. This year, in honor of the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I decided to host a Star Wars Giveaway. On May 4, 2015, writers from across the blogosphere sent in their submissions, competing […]Read more "“Star Wars” Giveaway – Winner Announced!"
“There drew he forth the brand Excalibur, And o’er him, drawing it, the winter moon, Brightening the skirts of a long cloud, ran forth And sparkled keen with frost against the hilt: For all the haft twinkled with diamond sparks, Myriads of topaz-lights, and jacinth-work Of subtlest jewellery.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson – Morte d’Arthur […]Read more "X: Excalibur and the Greatest Weapon of All"
Novels and films across all genres have described man’s quest to find an elusive source of eternal youth. Whether it is the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, or an inventive medical procedure, we’ve made it pretty clear that we’d do just about anything to stay forever young. One of the most beautiful and imaginative […]Read more "N: “Neverland” and the Beauty of Growing Up"
“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.” During college, I volunteered to earn extra money by working in the library during Christmas break. No one was on campus, and the entire building was absolutely deserted. To pass the […]Read more "L: Three Powerful Symbols in “The Lord of the Rings”"
“Lucy woke out of the deepest sleep you can imagine, with the feeling that the voice she liked best in the world had been calling her name.” C.S. Lewis – Chronicles of Narnia For generations, children and adults alike have dreamed of walking through an enchanted wardrobe and finding themselves in the magical land of […]Read more "C: “Chronicles of Narnia” and the Magic of Childlike Wonder"
“Years ago, the dark armies of the north waged their first attack on the Dahlian Isle and entire armies answered the call to arms!” Christian shouted for all to hear, his words bringing nods of assent from the hundreds who had gathered in King’s Valley. He sat atop a muscled steed, his full armor […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Battle Cry”"
Razor-sharp talons sliced into Jehon’s flesh as the enraged Dragon clutched him in its massive fist. Its steel muscles rippled angrily beneath its cool, leathered skin, and Jehon found it impossible to breathe within its deadly grip. By some miracle, he had managed to hold on to his sword as the claws bit […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Dragon’s Prey”"
In the first novel I ever completed, I invented the Kit’aari – a race of intelligent, dragon-like creatures which seethed with evil. As I read this week’s prompt for Christian Flash Weekly, I couldn’t resist resurrecting these dark beings. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! This Week’s Scripture Prompt: “Then […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Attack of the Kit’aari”"
Update: Many thanks to the judges at the Flash! Friday Fiction Challenge for selecting the story below as the Winner of last week’s challenge! Here’s what the contest judge, Jess West, had to say about my story: DRAGON WINNER JOHN MARK MILLER!!! for “The Sorcerer’s Daughter” There are stories that make a good first impression, and […]Read more "Flash! Friday Fiction: “The Sorcerer’s Daughter”"