A piece of flash fiction using only 4-23 words? It sounds crazy, but this is exactly what our judge over at Christian Flash Weekly has challenged us to do, using the Scripture below as inspiration. I love the way the Bible uses the image of the bride to represent the way God views the church, […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Greatest Gift”"
“A falling star!” Excitement filled Jin’s voice as he pointed at the midnight sky. His two young companions lay beside him in the grass, gazing at the glittering stars overhead. “Hurry – we must make a wish,” Hui whispered reverently. The friends closed their eyes. “I wish for the strength of a thousand men,” Jian […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Price of a Wish”"
We found the man crumpled in the sand. After days of stumbling across the desert, his eyes were dim from sun blindness, his skin parched and peeling. “Let me help you,” I said, offering my flask. “Let me tell you about Jesus. Drink His water and you’ll never thirst again…” The man flung the precious […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Zao”"
I was thrilled to be named a Thursday 360 Champion the other week! Click here to read my winning entry, “Everyone Has a Story.” Now a new week has dawned, and so has a new challenge! Here’s what I did with this week’s photo prompt and the standard 360 words. Happy Friday, Everyone! http://www.lightstock.com Ready […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Ready”"
I was thrilled to hear a while ago that one of my short stories, Battle Cry, had been selected for publication in an upcoming e-book entitled Spiritual Citizens: A Christian Fiction Anthology, edited by Kim Bond! This collection has now been released, and is available as a free e-book, or as a hard copy which you […]Read more "Published in “Spiritual Citizens” – a Christian Anthology!"
One night, in the midst of my dreams, I paid a visit to the Celestial City. Oh, the sights that I saw there! Angelic guardians, powerful and mighty, led me through the gleaming gates, which were sculpted out of brilliant gemstones. Down the glorious paths of gold we went, listening to the sweetest music that […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Prayer Room”"
Photo “seattle rain.” taken 12/12/10 by Ryan Heaney. Made available at Flickr.com under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license. _______________________________________ Several long hours had passed since I had first huddled down onto the slick sidewalk, shivering as the melancholy rain slowly drenched my clothes. Many thoughts tried to force their way into my mind, but I […]Read more "Thursday 360 Challenge – “Everyone Has a Story”"
“I did it, Father… I chopped down your cherry tree.” Washington gazed with misty eyes at the place where his father’s beloved tree had once stood. Now it was but a lifeless stump, but it set his mind ablaze with memories. His wife laid a gentle hand on his shoulder. “They want you […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Honest Path”"
SURFACE LAUNCH: T-MINUS 6 MINUTES. The computer’s voice was unnervingly calm as red warning lights flashed throughout the Sea-Lab. My heart slammed against my pressure suit as I raced through the narrow durasteel corridors. “Come in, O’Connell,” the mission directors’s gruff voice crackled in my earpiece. “This is Lieutenant Ross. I’m almost to […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Countdown”"
Marian watched, transfixed, as the train roared past. So many people…all with a specific destination. “What’s my destination?” she mused to herself. “Where am I going?” She had asked herself this question since her early years, and her mind never hesitated to supply her with hundreds of possibilities. Sometimes she even ventured out […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “The Plague”"