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It was 8:00 P.M. when the repairmen finished installing the boiler.“Hey, Leo, let’s get the hell out of here, man. I don’t like being in the morgue’s basement when it’s dark!”“What’s wrong, Charlie? You afraid of ghosts?”“Later for you. I just want to get outta here! So hurry up, will ya?’ “Okay, keep your shirt on. Let me pack up my tools.”As Leo stuffed his tools in his toolbox, he dropped a wrench and nicked a rubber tube.“Damn! What the hell is this tube for?”“C’mon, Le...
Crimson HillsBy: Mackenzie M. HebnerFreshly stained asphalt seeped into the mountain side encompassing me and my ragged apparel. The hills were before me. Everything around me was greater than me. Mountains towered over me, hills rose and fell in more consistency and promise than I’d ever known, the rocks grabbed my attention and told me of their role as protector of the earth, the animals lived along side me as if my existence has never crossed their mind as threatening, and now that I stood before them,...
My name is Father Gabriel Collins and I have been living a double life. No, this is not a confession about some hanky-panky going on between me and some altar boy or a married female parishioner, or a beautiful young novitiate at the convent the next town over. It breaks my heart that those things happen, but I am not one of those priests. This is about my day job. And my night job.
Why does a priest need to have ...
“And who’s ready for Bible time?”
Miss Calloway smiled with satisfaction as the Lil’ Lions of Pacific Grove Church’s Sunday School program scampered to the foam mats on the floor.
The children were all between 6 and 9 years of age - perhaps the last joyful stage of childhood before the onset of hormones and self-consciousness and true awareness.
- "A sir nameth Hathanias, a guardsman who is't is quite quaint from the outside, his feelings beginneth to roteth. That gent sees Yeshua and hath felt guilt. Yeshua calleth unto that gent, "follow me. " Hathanias did drop his sw'rd, armeth'r, and buckler and hath followed that Gent."
- Zachonias 1, verse 3
My name is Clyde Calawis. I have lived so lon...
- “I love you.”
- “I love you too.” - he replied. And scoffed.
A happy sigh.
A cold, almost pitiful stare.
He closes his eyes. The last time...
Gathering the fabric of her skirt, she stretches an upward arm
Veins straining, she grasps a sturdy branch
Red ankles on display.
With a final heave, she clambers over
Flimsy sandals scraping the surface...
I Am Hope By Karen Lankford-Carnes
From the day I met her, I knew she was different. Not in a bad way, but just...different. She carried herself with a certain sort of grace. She fairly glided rather than walked. Tori was envious. Tori was always envious. She never dared believe that she would amount to much. Her step-father made sure she knew she was useless, hopeless and in the way. Tori never knew her ...
Linda Lou By Karen Lankford-Carnes
“Good morning, Ladies, it’s my turn to talk about a Godly woman that you have known. I wrote the whole story so I wouldn’t start crying. I think I might anyway. Grab some coffee and carbs and let’s settle in.I hope you enjoy this.” ~ If you’ve ever known someone who was so optimistic about everything. Optimistic ad nauseum, then I’ll see you and raise you my cousin Lind...
Warrior Woman By Karen Lankford-Carnes
Dorcas hated everything about her life. “Why would you ever name your child Dorcas?!!! It’s cruel!” “Honey, it’s from the Bible.” “Well so is Nimrod! Good thing you didn’t have twins! Honestly! Great idea. ‘I wanted a perfect baby instead of a crippled one, so I’ll name her Dork-Ass!’” “Now stop it! It means gazelle”. “They don’t know that. If you wanted to name me ...
The Woman in the MirrorBy: Ireland LoreleiSitting looking out at the deep, blue ocean. Watching the waves break against the shore. I set there for what must have been hours in complete silence. I had gotten lost in the waves, or maybe I had gotten lost somewhere in the deep blue sea, but I had gotten lost. Ironically, I had gotten lost in thoughts, while I felt like I was lost in life. Time was passing me by. It was like I was just floating through the days. Like I was sitting on top of the clouds looking...
Today, at school, Sydney Williams told me that my hair looked like a red Indian’s. I wasn’t offended, but Master Klyde took her to the principal’s office and she had to sit in detention all afternoon. I didn’t feel so bad for her until her mother got there. She looked quite angry.
Also, God, I must apologize. Raymond gave Caroline a haircut and, I’m sorry, Lord, b...
Day after day, it’s the same thing. Stand at the gate, listen to the stories, open the gate, hand out the welcome packet, and close the gate. The day God offered the job to St. Peter, he jumped at the chance, I mean, it’s a very important job and God had specifically chosen him. Who wouldn’t be honored? For the most part, St. Peter loved the job, welcoming those to the pearly gates. Everyone seemed happy to see him, a...
For all my life as a grim reaper, I seek for souls and toss them to either heaven or hell. It is truly a tough job. I have been to various places and met various religions, none of them really interested me or left me with any deep impression. However, there was this one particular place that I have been wondering inside recently that seemed to sear my insides. It is impossible for me to forgot this story. I know I sh...
Its 11:12p.m. and the emergency room as been pretty quiet when they got a call from the local fire department that they are on their way in with a man in his 40s that was on his bicycle and was hit by a car, they state that the man in unconscious but does not seem to have any life threatening injuries. The nurses and doctors rush in and take care of the man. He miraculously has no injuries, just a few scraps and bumps. ...
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