Short Stories

Vote on the Interviews!

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately working on a set of stories. They’re really fun to write, and I’m not sure if anyone would like to read them, but I was thinking of posting them here, as a series.

Basically, it’s me (with a different name 😉 ) interviewing characters from my stories. I was thinking that it also might be fun to interview other people’s characters, too, most likely famous ones, like Sherlock Holmes or Narnian characters. My only problem is finding a name for the series. If you have a suggestion, please comment or suggest it in the poll. Thanks! 😀

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Story Starters: 6-7-14

Story Starters are prompts that must be the first part of your story. To participate, please link back to this post and put a link to your post in the comments. My favorite post for each story starter will be reblogged on Friday.*

Flash Fiction (less than 1,000 words):

Why do things always happen when you’re doing something embarrassing?

Short Story (Over a 1,000 words, but we’ll set the limit at 10,000 words)

The low glow of a fire on the horizon made me quicken my steps.

*Please note: If there are no posts linked to this post and no links posted in comments, there will be no post reblogged. Also, any stories with anything inappropriate will not be chosen. Thank you!

Book Review: I Was There by Chris Martin

I’ve finally gotten around to typing up this book review for the latest book from fellow blogger and writer Chris Martin. I hope you’ll buy his book and check out his blog after you finish reading this! 🙂

This was a great book. It told those same stories from the Bible in a new and interesting way. The first-person viewpoint is definitely a great asset in this book, helping the stories provoke emotion. The way Chris Martin develops the characters and draws us near to them makes you want to know them even better. I love how he uses the characters’ back stories to help us identify with them. It’s difficult to develop characters in the small amount of space available in short stories, and Chris does this wonderfully. His descriptions of the actions and emotions of the characters are also done very well. He tells the stories in such an emotional and thought-provoking way that you can’t help but feel for the characters. I love the way that Chris brings a new perspective to the stories he retells. I believe that these stories would even be interesting for non-believers. The only negative point of the book are a few small grammatical errors, which could easily be fixed with some extra proofreading and editing. Chris Martin certainly has a talent for writing that makes the stories and characters seem even more relatable. This book is definitely worth the read.

Story Starters: 5-10-14

Story Starters are prompts that must be the first part of your story. To participate, please link back to this post and put a link to your post in the comments. My favorite post for each story starter will be reblogged on Friday.*

Flash Fiction (less than 1,000 words):

“It’s over.”

Short Story (Over a 1,000 words, but we’ll set the limit at 10,000 words)

Some day those pandas are going to come back to get revenge.

*Please note: If there are no posts linked to this post, there will be no post reblogged. Also, any stories with anything inappropriate will not be chosen. Thank you!

Story Starters: 4-26-14

Story Starters are prompts that must be the first part of your story. To participate, please link back to this post. My favorite post for each story starter will be reblogged on Friday.*

Flash Fiction (less than 1,000 words):

Roofs are dangerous.

Short Story (Over a 1,000 words, but we’ll set the limit at 10,000 words)

It was a petition that no one would ever forget.

*Please note: If there are no posts linked to this post, there will be no post reblogged. Also, any stories with anything inappropriate will not be chosen. Thank you!

Story Starters: 4-12-14

Story Starters are prompts that must be the first part of your story. To participate, please tag your post with p31tStarter and link back to this post. My favorite post for each story starter will be reblogged on Friday.*

Flash Fiction (less than 1,000 words):

There was no escape.

Short Story (Over a 1,000 words, but we’ll set the limit at 10,000 words)

If only s/he had never found that platypus in his/her locker.

*Please note: If there are no posts linked to this post or tagged with p31tStarter, there will be no post reblogged. Also, any stories with anything inappropriate will not be chosen. Thank you!

Story Starters: 3-21-14

Story Starters are prompts that must be the first part of your story. To participate, please tag your post with p31tStarter and link back to this post. My favorite post for each story starter will be reblogged on Friday.*

Flash Fiction (less than 1,000 words):

She said yes.

Short Story (Over a 1,000 words, but we’ll set the limit at 10,000 words)

If only he could go back…

*Please note: If there are no posts linked to this post or tagged with p31tStarter, there will be no post reblogged. Also, any stories with anything inappropriate will not be chosen. Thank you!

Story Starters: 3-8-14

Story Starters are prompts that must be the first part of your story. To participate, please tag your post with p31tStarter and link back to this post. My favorite post for each story starter will be reblogged on Friday.*

Flash Fiction (less than 1,000 words):

“Can I borrow your child?”

Short Story (Over a 1,000 words, but we’ll set the limit at 10,000 words)

He couldn’t remember a thing…

*Please note: If there are no posts linked to this post or tagged with p31tStarter, there will be no post reblogged. Also, any stories with anything inappropriate will not be chosen. Thank you!

Dear Child – A Letter From God

Dear Child,

I have heard you.

I hear your cries when you are in pain or hurting. I hear your prayers when you need help or healing.

I know your struggles, your scars and your problems. I know the things you enjoy and the things that you hate. I know your pet peeves and I know the things that ignite a passionate fire within you.

Whether you’re happy or sad, or angry and hurting, I will always be there for you. I’ll be with you in the light of day and in the darkest nights. I’ll never leave you or forsake you. I’ll never abandon you, and you’ll never be alone. You are My child, and I am always with you. I will help you in your struggles and heal your heartache.

When you’re hurting, turn to Me. I can heal the broken heart and put shattered faith back together again. I can fix any problem if you only call out to Me.

Even when you’re lost and don’t know what to do, I will guide you. I formed you in your mother’s womb, and I had a plan for you and your life before you were even thought of by others. Nothing can change that plan. No mistake that you make can make Me give up on you. I can always fix your problems and forgive you. No mistake is too big for Me. You are always mine, no matter what.

It doesn’t matter how far you stray; I will welcome you back with open arms. You are My child, and I love you. No matter what.

Love,

God