In what feels like a lifetime ago, a rag tag bunch of rogue writers would sharpen their pens every Friday and celebrate the end of a long week with a Flash Fiction Contest. The contest ended in 2015, but now… five years later… Flash Friday is back. It’s a writer’s reunion, and we couldn’t […]Read more "Flash Friday: Full Circle"
“Learning to See” As morning light seeped into my bedroom window, I felt its warmth upon my face. For one glorious moment, I could have sworn I saw brilliant color dancing before me. My heart leaped for joy… Then I opened my eyes. Like every morning before this one, I found myself overwhelmed by utter […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly: “Learning to See”"
Understanding Springwood was a small town, but the annual Fourth of July Picnic always drew a sizeable crowd. Families from six counties stood cheering in the town square as fighter jets roared overhead, filling the air with plumes of brilliant red, white, and blue. As I stood among the roaring crowd, I couldn’t help but […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Understanding”"
Fatherhood “Take any award-winning photos this week, Hal?” The older waitress asked her usual question as she handed over his daily cup of coffee. Usually Hal would laugh it off, but today he frowned deeply. His three year old daughter, Alaina, was running a fever today and hadn’t been allowed into daycare. He had tried […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Fatherhood”"
One breathtaking photo. 200 words. Man vs. Nature. Happy Friday, fellow Flash Friday contestants! The world was still. Dev slowly revived, waking to a translucent calm. The air was quiet, and the sound of nothingness brought a smile to his lips. He couldn’t remember the last time he had slept so well. He rummaged around […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Still”"
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”"
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!"
A long time ago, In a galaxy far, far away… Writers gathered from across the world, For a “Star Wars” Challenge and Giveaway… _____________________________________ Spring is here, which means it’s time for a giveaway here at The Artistic Christian! The details are simple: between now and midnight (CST) on May 4, 2015, simply post a […]Read more "3 Days Left to Enter the Star Wars Giveaway!"
You know things are bad when your own film crew tells you a movie is going to be a disaster… yet George Lucas persisted with his Star Wars project. The first film was released on May 25, 1977, and the galaxy has never been the same. All six of the Star Wars films were nominated […]Read more "S: “Star Wars” – A Glance and a Giveaway!"