How would you live if you knew exactly when you’d die? Would that strive you to make the most of your days, or cause you to squander the time you have. What if you carried a physical clock that ticked away each second, a constant reminder of the precise moment you’d take your last breath? Those and more are the questions that drive the dystopian series, Out of Time, by Nadine Brandes.
Have you ever seen the step you need to take, and been afraid to make the jump? Did you know the direction your life/job/career needed to go, but the thought of leaving your comfort zone just didn’t make logical sense? I’ve found myself in this place lately, and let me tell you, living the life God calls you to is exhilarating. [Read more…]
It’s time again for Fiction Friday! I hope you enjoyed Part One of the Old Wizard. Have you been waiting in suspense to find out what happens to Samuel and Karyn? I know I have! Will the dragon devour the children? Where is the Old Wizard? Today is your lucky day! Its time for Part Two of The Old Wizard. [Read more…]
One of the things that I’ve learned along my writing journey is the importance of input. Just over a year ago, I submitted my first piece of Flash Fiction to a christian speculative fiction magazine called Splickety. That first story scared me. I read the theme, saw the story unfold in my head, and scribbled out a masterpiece. I sent my first draft to five or six people asking for feedback. A few days later, waiting in my inbox was several copies of my perfect story, marred and covered with little red lines. [Read more…]
Welcome back for Fiction Friday! Today I’m sharing the first part to a short story I wrote. Leave a comment with your predictions of what will happen next, and come back next week for part two! [Read more…]
April is National Poetry Month. I’ve never considered myself to be much of a poetry fan, nor am I that skilled in their construction. However one of my favorite stories is filled with poems in many forms. From songs, to prophecies, to war chants and funeral songs, a poem can add lyrical depth to a special moment in any story. [Read more…]