(A dystopian world, burned and hollowed out by years of endless wars.) We’re tired. Others still ache to fight, and this becomes our problem. I go to the caves and approach the last living battle dragon. “Go slay your own dragons, princess.” “I’m not a princess. I’m a warrior.” “Warriors do their own fighting. This… Continue reading 100 Words
The world tilts. I keep walking. This was my entry into this year’s Writer Games contest. I made it to round two! I’ll share that entry (and the news of whether or not I made it to round 3) next week. Wish me luck!
The Shepherds When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the feeding trough.… Continue reading Christmas Character Sketch #4/5
ANGELS But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah, the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped… Continue reading Christmas Character Sketch #3
JOSEPH An angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save… Continue reading Christmas Character Sketch #2
Mary And the angel came to her and said, “Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you.” But she was deeply troubled by this statement, wondering what kind of greeting this could be. Then the angel told her: “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Mary found out that she was going… Continue reading Christmas Character Sketch #1
….depressingly sunny for December, Eve thought glumly as she looked out the window of her Miami apartment. She had known that the weather would be a big factor in her enjoyment of this new location, but the job had been too lucrative to pass up and put her exactly on track for where she saw… Continue reading Oh, the weather outside is…