Sunday, July 18, 2010

Winter Garden

So, my story "Winter Garden" did not make the online version of the Soft Whispers e-zine, but it is available in the Soft Whispers downloadable "Issue Six" magazine, at Scribd website. It is very exciting!

I downloaded the Issue onto my computer and just sat there looking at my name, MY name, in print. It is something wonderful, to see that next to a work that you imagined, and wrote, and shared.

So, this is just my celebration post. "Winter Garden" is published!! Thanks be to God. He is so good to me.

If you head over to "My Works", under "My Published Works" you can click on the title "Winter Garden" and it should take you to Scribd link and Issue Six of Soft Whispers, and if you so desire you can read my story. It is on page 23-26 of the Issue.

My previous published poem "Dragon Dawn" is also in Issue Six, as well as A Line At A Time contest line I submitted earlier. Thanks for stopping by!

If you want to read the story, you will have to be a member in order to look at My Works. It only takes a moment to register, and I appreciate everyone who does. Thanks again for stopping by.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

30-Word Story

This little story popped into my head as I walked through the doors to work yesterday. It expresses how I feel inside. :-)

She goes to work each day, and comes home late each evening. In bed at night she stares at the darkness with waiting eyes, and prays that life holds more.

It's really rather a sad little story, isn't it?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

By Their Fruits

I was listening to the sermon today, and one sentence in the Gospel popped out at me.

"By their fruits you shall know them."

That is such a profound thought. No matter what someone says, how they are is reflected in their actions. It reminded me of a quote I read somewhere else.

"A person that is nice to you but mean to the waiter is not a nice person."

It's another one of those "actions speak louder than words" sort of thoughts. No matter how nice your speech makes you seem, it's your actions that define the character that you really are. The really amazing bit, though, is that you can change that character. You can develop yourself into the REAL you, the true, sometimes hidden you that only God can see, the holy you that is meant for heaven. It's amazing.

One really fabulous thing that occurred with this sermon; a really tough line that I was trying to figure out in a story came clear. A beautiful sentence formed in my head. During my MC's conflict, this sentence will be said to him:

"What a man says, and what a man does, are two different things. See how a man is by the way he acts, and you shall not be caught unawares."

Ta da! I was so inspired, and then so excited, because through a sermon my story was able to keep moving. That line, one day, will be a major revelation to my MC.

One last thing...
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