Category: Fiction

Cana
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Cana

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As she approached the hall where the wedding celebration was to be held, Mary was attentive to the individual people within the groups swirling around the festivities.  She was aware, although not particularly conscious, of a certain deference that was accorded her and her son as they quietly made their way to their places.  She […]

Low-Key Evangelists
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Low-Key Evangelists

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In the weeks that followed my father’s death, a phrase kept running through my head. All will be well, all will be well, and all manner of things will be well. Julian of Norwich said it, but here is the really odd thing. I had never read anything by Julian of Norwich. I had never […]

Doubting Thomas
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Doubting Thomas

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Thomas Welbourne had no children. His wife Mary had been pestering him, even pleading about it, for years. He hadn’t decided against having them, but then, he never quite made up his mind to have them. He had never quite made up his mind about anything much. He was waiting for something – for something […]

Ecce Homo
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Ecce Homo

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He is alone in the dream. The stink of the jail cell dissipates and the smell of the seashore plucks at the man’s memory. He stands alone on the seashore. Small waves kiss the shore, like some nervous school girl who knows she shouldn’t but kisses a boy anyway. He thinks of the waves, then […]

Book Review: Breakfast in Bethlehem
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Book Review: Breakfast in Bethlehem

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This is a heartwarming children’s book, but it will make readers of any age feel closer to the birth of our Savior. In 40 pages, Edward Looney crafted a story giving a message that does good to the soul: Christmas is about Baby Jesus. It’s about going with the Holy Family as they journey through […]

Gift of Music
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Gift of Music

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  Ginaldiel, the angel, scowled at the bookshelf. It was half as tall as he was, and twice the width of his music stand. “Same old, same old,” he muttered, tapping a long forefinger against his lip. He counted the binders again. Twelve. “Twelve binders of music to sing and all eternity in front of […]

About the Operation
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About the Operation

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“About the Operation” (author’s note: the following story is an adaptation of a short story by Ernest Hemingway entitled “Hills Like White Elephants.”)   They sit quietly together in their house. He has a beer; she has nothing. A look passes from man to woman. “I don’t see why you’re upset baby. You seemed fine […]

Excerpt: "Inspired: The Case Book of Will Day"
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Excerpt: “Inspired: The Case Book of Will Day”

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  An Excerpt from “Inspired: the Case Book of Will Day”   Winter Light “Six billion dollars, Mr. Day,” her words took eerie flight throughout the empty gallery. It was a Sunday morning and just before dawn. From the first floor of The Old Harbor Gallery, I stood listening and watching beyond the elegant silhouette […]

Movie Review: Love’s Christmas Journey
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Movie Review: Love’s Christmas Journey

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Author Janette Oke’s characters come to life again, in Love’s Christmas Journey. I remember that when I found out that my local library had The Love Comes Softly Series, I quickly began reading all of them. They are wonderful books that provide not only enjoyment, but also present people responding to the ups and downs […]

Resistance
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Resistance

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One day, as the scorching heat of the summer sunshine settled into the soft warmth of late afternoon, a traveler came, thirsty, to the gate of an ancient town. Anxious to find shelter and draw and drink from the town well, the weary walker passed under the decrepit portcullis and knocked firmly at the guardhouse […]

The Story of Bill and Jill Green
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The Story of Bill and Jill Green

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Since the Obama administration is so fond of fictional narratives, I thought I would write one too about Bill and Jill. Bill and Jill Green are entrepreneurs. The Greens met in college studying environmental engineering. Bill and Jill immediately knew they were destined to not only marry, but change the world together. After graduating, the […]

The “Rugby Equality Bill” (AKA the “Redefinition of Rugby” Act)
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The “Rugby Equality Bill” (AKA the “Redefinition of Rugby” Act)

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Rugby is a game played by most boys in New Zealand in their childhood, though some don’t want to play it at all. A significant section of the community have always preferred to play a different sport, like soccer. But Rugby gets all the status in New Zealand, commanding all the respect. So much so […]

Romance Fiction - Jewel
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Romance Fiction – Jewel

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     Jewel – a romance [an excerpt from the book] Chapter One “This is all?” Carter Paxton, technology entrepreneur, frowned at the thin stack of printouts. “Yes, sir.” Kevin Johnston, able-bodied assistant, straightened his shoulders and waited. He knew from experience not to bother explaining until his boss asked. The two men were alike in […]

Fiction by Children: A Rose for Forgiveness
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Fiction by Children: A Rose for Forgiveness

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“I never, ever EVER want to go to school again!” declared Rose Parker dramatically, flopping on to a couch.  She had just returned home after an unfortunate day at school. “Oh Rose, it’s not all that bad!” her friend Sarah Rae said, trying to comfort her.   Everyone is sure to forget what happened, eventually.” “Eventually?” […]

Book Review: The Life I Dreamed
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Book Review: The Life I Dreamed

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Truth told, I rarely read fiction.  My coffee table is covered by theology books, and when I do need a good “story” I get it the way God intended – the SyFy Channel.  When I heard “pro-life novel” however, my interest was piqued.  I am thrilled to report that Kari Burke’s The Life I Dreamed […]

Fiction: Ruach
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Fiction: Ruach

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Ruach by Sylvia Dorham Dark ran it’s finger around the outskirts of the city like a child licking the last of the brownie batter from a wide bowl. Dusk settled first around skyscrapers and funneled down to the brownstones and nondescript buildings which housed businesses below upper-storey homes. The stars flew open and shone from […]

Fiction for Boys: Hawk!
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Fiction for Boys: Hawk!

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 HAWK! by Anthony Schefter Scout First Class David M. Halloway was a stoic. He never complained and he rarely cried, not about anything. But this hike was barely a morning old and he was already sick of it. He was ready to leave the Scouts anyway and didn’t see how this hike was going to […]

Romantic Fiction: Anna's Song
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Romantic Fiction: Anna’s Song

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Anna’s Song Amy Lemoine Stout “Anna! Stay with your mother! Stay with your mother!” The panicked shrill of a woman’s voice outside her window awoke Ms. Anna Braun of 37 Pine Street as if God himself had spoken into her ear. Heart beating wildly, she leaned up against the window. At the corner Anna could see […]

Biblical Fiction: Hungry Is the Wolf
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Biblical Fiction: Hungry Is the Wolf

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This is an excerpt from an upcoming work of fiction about the life of St. Paul by Father Tucker Cordani. **** That night Ananias showed up at Judas’s house on Via Recta.  This was where they had brought me after the vision.  Ananias found me in my room in the back on my bed reading […]

Political Thriller Fiction: The Rapture of Darkness
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Political Thriller Fiction: The Rapture of Darkness

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The following is an excerpt from Jack Spring’s novel, The Rapture of Darkness.  For more information about the book, please visit www.jackspring.com .     CHAPTER TWO SILENT NO MORE   “By my lively voice, I drive away all harm.”                                                                                                                                                                     ~ Common Inscription,                                                                                                                                                                         English Church Bells   St. Patrick’s Catholic Church East Side, Honolulu, Hawaii […]

Book Review: Sons of Cain
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Book Review: Sons of Cain

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Looking at the cover of Sons of Cain, by Val Bianco, will send a shiver through your spine. It’s a true Catholic thriller and a fascinating story of grand proportions. “Sons of Cain” grabs your very mind, heart, and soul, and refuses to let go. The prologue provides a stunning beginning to the story because […]

Fiction by Children: To Save the World
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Fiction by Children: To Save the World

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  To Save the World by Cora Haefner, age 10   The Voice Bang! Lucy shut the door and ran up the stairs to her room. She took off her backpack and kicked off her shoes. It had been a long day at school, but it was the last day. Lucy sighed. Summer! Two months of swimming […]

Flash Fiction: The Last Ship
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Flash Fiction: The Last Ship

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“There’s trouble in Midgard again,” said the Watchman.  “They need a Hero.””Very well,” replied the Director.  “This is a job for Chase Hardrock.””But sir, Mr. Hardrock is out on leave.” “Balls.  Send in Bob–from Accounting.” “Er. . .  yes, sir.” And so, Bob from Accounting set out on his great Adventure.  The Galleons had sailed when he came to the harbor, and he […]

499
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499

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To the 498 Spanish martyrs of the 1930s and all those who suffered religious persecution during the 20th century. The militia men shoved him out of his house, ready to make him the 499th martyr for some future beatification. Don Bartolomé let himself be pushed along, knowing that he had few hopes. Just the same […]