Fiction written for the First Line Friday Challenge by Mindlovemisery's Menagerie. Spider silk clung to the doors over the windows, across everything she had left behind. Jennifer stood next to her assigned bed, remembering all the nights that she laid there praying to God for some sign of who she was, whose she was, and … Continue reading Finally A Heart to Call Home
Fictional story written for September Writing Prompts by Putting My Feet in the Dirt Derek could not understand why his key would not open his car. Every time he tried to insert the key in the lock, he missed the lock! He was a little drunk, but not so much that he did not know … Continue reading I’ve Never Seen You Before!
Anna-Elizabeth loved to tinker with all manner of machinery, and her propensity toward repairing anything with a motor in it was well-known throughout her community. Of course, many of the women in her small town thought it was unseemly for a girl to like to get her hands dirty. Still, Anna-Elizabeth liked taking appliances and … Continue reading A Gadget-Loving Woman
Jessica's greatest fear was being labeled as an unclean woman with a dirty house. She had felt that people would judge not just her home but her as a parent and as a wife. So, she had cleaned religiously every day, staying ahead of the dirt and clutter that a family of five can continuously … Continue reading Breaking Free of the Need for Clean
Thirteen-years-old Carrie walked through the fair eating her favorite food in all the world, pink cotton candy. As she passed the different games and exhibits, she thought about the lessons that her mother had been trying to teach her using a game from Mama's youth, Snakes and Ladders. Mama wanted her to know the difference … Continue reading Learning Virtues from Vices: Three Things Challenge
As we were growing up, Mom told us stories of Hook-nose, Baloney-nose, and Speedy Girard. They gave us the cover story that Dad, a psychiatrist, had a patient going through the Delirium Tremens. He told dad that he was plagued by little people, Hook-nose, Baloney-nose, and Speedy Girard. He added that Speedy was the worst … Continue reading The origin of Hook-nose, Baloney-nose, and Speedy Girard.
I have a big ambition to write fiction and non-fiction, but I have never taken classes on how to do either. Our other blog, Isaiah 46 Ministries, has been relatively successful and people seemed to like my fiction, but that blog site was created as a Christian blog, with stories aimed at inspiring, encouraging, and … Continue reading Learning to Write through Fiction