This fan fiction story was written to meet Billybuc’s Photo Challenge. A couple is hiking down the Pacific Coast tri mid-November. An early snowstorm makes camping a bit more uncomfortable. The story tells of the adventures this couple has while hiking and camping.
Tim headed out on a rainy night while he and his family visited St Louis. He had a simple mission to buy hamburgers and fries and take them back to his wife and daughter at the hotel. But he met a strange little girl who had a different plan.
If your husband had ever cheated, this is the type of letter you might receive from "the other woman."
Many years ago, the Daily Telegraph ran a competition to write a story or essay in exactly 50 words, no more, no less. Here are a few of my 50-word essays.
Though we see the beauty in the dying of leaves in the Fall beauty isn't seen easily in the death of a human being. But for the Christian, there is certain beauty in life and in death.
In this post-apocalyptic setting, Jim is waiting to graduate into the life and work that would be assigned to him. Graduating was everything to someone his age. Failure to graduate held immediate consequences. A young woman waits as well, and Jim challenges her to join him in doing the unthinkable.
Hyacinth has lived in the Bakersfield suburb of Oildale since the late 1990's. Upon her arrival, she managed to find an office job. After relapsing, her life took a turn and she found herself in turmoil. She shares her true story and some of the underworld elements of this California Community.
A short story about the power we have, to make the world a Paradise for every being, but we decide not to use it...
Even animals did not fear or harm Carter. Often men saw bears, deer and bobcats laying around Carter's cabin as he sat outside feeding the smaller critters seeds, nuts and berries ...
I found this little pigeon in my parking lot all by itself — defenceless and vulnerable. There was no chance it was making it through the night there by itself. I brought it home. The next morning shocked me, yet also taught me a lesson I have always recalled.
A look at a story drawn from the myths and legends of China, in which the world is threatened by the rising of ten suns.
This is a fictional Journal entry written in the voice of a young woman on the trail of tears. The journal entry is fiction however, the facts in the entry are true.
It is another great tale from my grandma's collection of bedtime stories. It is the story of two girls with different temperaments. Saria is an innocent and well behaved girl,whereas, Maria is a rude and impolite. Saria's soft behavior gets her life long comfort and Maria,ultimately,gets punished.
Flash fiction story in under 300 words. The Queen thinks she's the ruler; the joker thinks his heart rules him, but who or what is really in charge?
The "I am" statements of Jesus are listed as they are recorded in the Gospel of John. They are explained why Jesus used particular metaphors to emphasize who He was.
The popular saint Francis of Assisi created one of the most beautiful prayers of Christianity, a mediation on peace.
Some churches set aside a time during a service for people to give a testimony. Unfortunately, there is no format or guidelines for the speakers to use. Some testimonies end up being everything except what they were intended to be.
Greed centers on the passion for acquisition. Grandiosity, though akin to greed, is more focused on the narcissistic drive to be admired and envied. These two short stories deal with the human susceptibility for power and wealth
This is a short story of a lamb that is totally 'lost' is the world. But is this God's cruel joke or a story of misplaced identity? Mukti's story is actually all of our story with our dear Lord...
Can a world collapse through the lack of moral conscience? Can wars be started and food supplies ended because a moral conscience was missing? And can a moral conscience create an Eden on earth?
This fictional Venus in Pisces people are so romantic, they put the rest of the Zodiac to shame. Check the link at the bottom of the first paragraph, to see what sign your Venus is in!
This is a flash fiction story inspired by Billybuc’s pictures. The story is about an abused woman who finds a new path in life. Domestic abuse is a serious problem for many women and most big cities have safe houses for these victims.
Based off of the Norwegian fairy tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," this imaginative fractured fairy tale is a twist in perspective. Toll, the toll troll, tells his side of this short story. Showing the audience that things aren't always what they seem.
Patience is the brother of wisdom. Cultivate a passion for learning patience in all things. You are the master of your own destiny.
666 at 3Am. Will you invite the devil in or are you just wasting sleep. This is my story of shouting 666 at 3 am .
Caring for the elderly is often defined as a vocation for the angelic, but the needs of both can nurture animosity and a disposition to deceive
I've written this article to highlight the qualities in other people that I most admire. Nobody is perfect, myself included (!) but just how fussy are we when it comes to liking others? If, for instance, they swore like a trooper - would it put...
A real story of a mountainous fairy encounter from the Appalachian Mountain region of West Virginia.
These are true funny littlie stories of making a transition from city living to small town living and loving it.
This tale of fiction brings Padre Peters, a spiritual warrior, face-to-face with demons his organization fights.
Cute wedding words of advice hand written in 1942 as well as the romance between two Drake University pharmacists and the short life they shared...
One of my favorite songs is Michael Jackson's "Man in the mirror." There was a time when I didn't like who I saw in the mirror. But today, all that has changed.
We have all been there. The word we meant to say didn’t come out right. Then there are those people who misuse and mispronounce certain words regularly. Here are a few of my pet peeves.
When I was told to go meet a Leprechaun, little did I know what I was letting myself in for! A short story for St. Patricks Day.
A fictional tale about two Venus in Virgo people, who wonder if a platonic relationship can successfully change into a romantic one. What do you think? I'd like to hear!
Some people say they don't know how to pray. Prayer is simply communicating with God. If people can talk, then they can talk to God.
We know about the crowd that followed Jesus on Palm Sunday, but do you know that there were five different groups within that one big crowd?
There is a very big difference between grace and mercy. The words should not be used interchangeably.
A guilty conscience can make us miserable. But that's exactly what God intends! Here's how to handle it when your conscience won't let you alone.
How does the mind of a Mercury in Gemini Person work? It's a whirlwind of so many thoughts, it would leave another baffled. This is a smart communicator!
This article discusses the meaning of prayer along with prayers for humanity, children, the environment, and peace.
A woman who has begun researching her family tree returns to the farm once owned and run by her ancestors to see and feel it first hand, and for another more important reason.
Will you join me for a practice novella? I can tell you it's not terribly pleasant but then hey, writing reflects reality, right, and there are times life just isn't pleasant.
This article gives thirteen Bible verses about birds, and it provides data about old and recent religions' views of feathered creatures.
The strange and spooky tale of Nera at Samhain (aka Halloween), including folklore, history, and customs. Includes "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by William Butler Yeats.
Heyoka is the Lakota equivalent of a sacred clown. They were thunder shamans, representing the mysterious dual-aspect of nature and the cosmos. Their tactics were seemingly foolhardy and ridiculous, but they were revered by their people as powerful and wise.
Bunny lives in a hotel in California's Central Valley. Her story is one of abuse and turmoil. A young woman devastated by drugs who survivals doing what she must. The lives of childhood victims are not pleasant ones. She became a foster child and then entered the correctional system...
This article corrects myths relating to the environment's effect on the happiness of gnomes and suggests 10 easy-to-follow rules to create a home environment in which gnomes are likely to flourish. Relying on recent research from The Gnome Project, we compiled this updated, guide for gnome lovers.
In the stories cited here, the children became illustrations in Jesus' lessons on five major Kingdom characteristics (mentioned in no particular order): humility, giving, prayer, inclusion and trust.
People who have Venus in Aquarius need a lot of freedom in their relationships, as shown by my fictional couple. Check the link to see what sign your Venus is in!
It is worth hearing what Solomon, husband to many, has to say about women. His objective is to share insight and wisdom to young men, but women also benefit when they read what men say about them.
suzettenaples She heard the echo of the waves lapping onto the shore in her ears and the squalk of sea gulls in the hazy blue sky. She smelled the salt air, the sand and the water. It all imbued her senses. She felt the sand squishing between her...
Friends are the laughter of life, until they are not. Why would a self-centered, middle-aged newspaper editor bother? Is life too short? Or is it too long—as some wiseacre once opined?
Ever wondered where this grain considered as a staple food in Asian countries came from? This interesting Filipino legend of rice might be the answer to that.
What are the sights, sounds and smells that let us know that Spring has arrived? Baby lambs, spring showers and the freshly budding plants are just some of the signs. There are many more...
Is God like my father? See life through my little girls eyes and the terror of living with a raging Dad. Then learn how I came to know God as my All in All and Jesus His son as my Savior and Lord.
The owner of the Stone Gulch lit works has died, but his husband is continuing to honor the agreement I made with him for his works. RIP, dear friend, and thanks so much for this treasure trove.
We all make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes can get us down. These quotes can help us refocus on what's important and find a way to move past a mistake that may have gotten us stuck.
Felipe had a calling, but his current employment prevents him from getting it. That is until he turns a potential accident into a spectacle.
Many people desperately want to believe that the law of attraction is real because that way there's hope that they will achieve what they desperately want. But it's a lie - a hoax.
Here is a collection of my very short stories, suitable for all ages. Each story has a maximum of 300 words and was written for a flash fiction contest.
Flash fiction is a creative writing form that's hard to define; in this article, I provide examples of flash fiction, including some analysis of how it's characterized by more than just its length.
Your life is continuously ticking away. One man’s self-awareness and the ordeal of human development unfold in this journey of life from birth to death.
I’ve been through this obscure meadow a thousand times and always feel sadness when I come upon the lone tombstone. Nancy J. Brayles, Born 1820, Died 1910. That’s all it says. Who was she and what is her story? How did she die? Why is she buried here all alone?
I'd like to thank Ann Carr for issuing the challenge to write about our favourite beach. This brought back fond memories and allowed me to share a little about the first place I can recall growing up.
Most Bible scholars overlook this, but Psalm 27 has two distinct parts. It is interesting to learn about these two parts and what is in each part.
The Bible says we should love our enemies. Have you ever wondered why God commands us to love those who mistreat us and seek to do us harm?
Losing a parent is hard. With no family, only having one friend is better than having no one. But what if there is a secret? A secret that may destroy the only good relationship Julia has? She is about to take that chance. Let the secret be revealed.
In this short ghost story with a twist ending, a man, haunted by dark memories, spends forty years living alone on an isolated farm. One autumn day, he discovers another presence in his home that forces him to face the secrets of his past.
A lot of Christians are waiting for the return of Jesus Christ. While it will be the second coming, the Bible speaks of three comings of Jesus. This article explains in detail.
This is a poem about keeping a positive attitude and not looking back but instead moving ahead to a bright and successful future.
Short story. Good thieves are seldom caught, but add a touch of love and a portion of power from another time...
Throughout the pages of the Bible, the word "bread" is mentioned. Bread is used to provide physical nourishment as well as a symbol for spiritual satisfaction.
Have you ever seen a common house gecko? This harmless little creature lives in the home and there's an interesting legend on why this house lizard is known for on kissing the ground just before sundown.
A Dutch legend: "Near the mounds, in the mists of autumn you'll find them, the White Women, wrapped in their veils of fog."
Controversial cockfighting still exists in certain cultures and countries, depite having been outlawed. This is the true story of one of those involved in the sport and the fate that he met.
Flash Fiction: Physicist Dr. Simon Morton invents a time machine and goes back to 1865 to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He succeeds. Or does he? Sci-Fi time travel story.
People can walk in divine favor. Even so, it does not come automatically. There are some things to do to participate in your own blessings.
Do you have a dream? Is there something that lies deep within your heart that you want to pursue? This is a story about hope, dreams and catching your star.
When he gets a chance to flee, a captive tries to make his way to freedom. Will he be free at last? Find out in The Great Escape, a heart-warming tale of adventure for the child in us all.
I had a dream about you last night, sweetheart ... You know that I often wished I could have died with you. Life here on earth seemed so meaningless without you. My need to be with you felt stronger than any desire to remain one second longer on...
Tina is spending her time in the attic on Saint Patrick's Day. She doesn't find a magic clover, but something far more special.
Names are a symbol of one’s identity and are of deep significance to the bearer. They are an undercurrent in a variety of situations and evoke feelings that impact on interpersonal dealings.
Mother's day is on May 13, and preachers will deliver messages about biblical mothers. Some might even consider preaching about the characteristics of godly mothers.
Psalm 23 is the best known and most popular of all the psalms. Many people know this psalm by heart. The psalm is loved by Jews and Christians alike, speaking as it does of God’s protection and care.
Road signs are a great way to alert drivers to upcoming obstacles and changes to roadways. If there were signs to indicate major life events, obstacles, and which decisions were best for you, life could just get a little bit easier for you. Or could it?
Jesus says Christians are the salt of the earth. However, if the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled by men, according to Matthew 5:13.
Butterflies are beautiful, day-flying insects which feeds primarily on nectars. That's why these graceful, fluttery insects loves visiting flower gardens. But where did butterflies come from?
As a newbie travel reporter for The Chronicle, my first assignment was to find an out-of-the-way destination, spend some time there, and tell my readers why the area should be a go-to for adventure, relaxation, and the perfect getaway. This is what I didn't expect.
There are so many little things in the Bible with big meanings. We would be wise to pay attention to them.
Psalm 150 is the last of the psalms in the Bible. There is much to say about the chapter consisting of only 6 verses.
Joey Orsino works for one of the New York City crime families. He gets busted dumping a body into the harbor, and the cops make him a potentially deadly offer—Joey's boss for Joey's freedom.
This is a short story I wrote for an online contest, that won 3rd prize. If you love stories with a hint of mystery, a lot of suspense, masks, owls and other spooky things, this is for you. This is a story both adults and children will enjoy. ...
PSALM 91 is one of trust and confidence in God. Some people say Psalm 91 is the Christian’s Emergency Psalm for the Christians who trust God exclusively and dwell in the safety of God.
They look as if they're alive, flickering in the night sky. Where did the stars come from? Here is a Filipino legend on how the stars came to be the stars that fascinate us.
This is a story provided by my Higher Self - which some people call God - to my little self in my book 'Divine Dialogue - How to hold a conversation with God. Done via Automatic Writing.
This Fan Fiction article tells the story about a couple who have to make a serious decisions that impacts their future, and that of their child’s.
A real mango tree! There once was a beautiful mango tree that grew in the jungle near a village. Each and every year when its fruit was in season, the children from the village would run into the jungle and harvest its delicious fruit. ...
The flash-fiction fad has yielded up this form of writing: 5-sentence stories. It's a fun activity that I enjoyed as I composed the forty included here.
Two short stories exploring the impact of bullying, both in terms of domestic domination and abuse about personal appearance
This is a short story about hope and determination to achieve spring in your life's autumn.It's a fiction story,so resemblance to any plot or novel can be just coincidence.
Nearly every child undergoes a number of formative experiences before reaching adolescence. It is impossible to gauge which of these will impact, in an uplifting or dispiriting influence
With the extreme sufferings of Paul the Apostle, it's mind-boggling to witness his extreme gratitude. Could there ever be a greater example to us of a life of gratitude?
Donald was wealthy, handsome and, if the ring on his left hand meant anything, not available. The sexy redhead seated on the bar stool next to him seemed to consider the last point irrelevant.
From time to time, each of us wonders what might have been had romantic interest in someone panned out rather than fizzled out. When they return from the past, anything can happen.
To [my love], Hi dear, its been long. It has indeed been long since I saw you, but it seems like eternity since we shut the door to love. I was young, but not too young to know that the feeling was all too real, so real, that sometimes I feel...
This fictional piece about Venus in Taurus lovers are among the "Lovers of the Zodiac" since they are sweet and sincere. Check out to see where your Venus is.
Ivan an aspiring writer, struggles to write something but one night he encounters something strange, which might affect his writing dream.
Charlie is saddened and jealous to see his old job has been reallocated, He longs to come out of retirement and resume duties. But will his dreams become reality?
The toilet paper debate has been going on for many decades. Some say the paper should come under the roll. Some say it should go over the roll. Which is the correct way?
I remember it well: the cozy one-story house that mirrored the clear skies with its blue hue, large four-paned windows outlined in wispy white, as if caressed by the billowy clouds that set my imagination free. I loved spending summers with Grandma and Grandpa.
These Bible quotes have the potential to pull the victim’s thoughts away from self-pity toward self-empowerment. They petition divine protection, promise divine favor and counsel against retaliation.
A city in the turbulence of imperial transition, an army centered in an epic aftermath, a commander with a secretive agenda... the unthinkable about to be unleashed.
I went to work for Dr. Leary thinking he was a wonderful doctor who cared about his patients. I learned through sneaking and spying that he was a very bad man. But now, am I any better?
The pathway is neither good nor bad, right nor wrong, not two things but one thing that we must learn to understand. Walk with me into a pinpoint of enlightenment.
A Mothers Prayer is the story of my teenage daughter. As her mother I was very concerned about her choices. The story tells of the power of prayer & the very specific answer to my urgent pleadings.
The fall of Jericho and the violence in the Old Testament can be troubling for some readers. Did God really order a Holy War?
A look back at the slow decline of basic kindness in society as it relates to the current generation. How have Millennialls changed things? What does the future hold?
As the sun shines happily on the cool, rippling surface of the sea, cars drive towards the nearest parking space like they would never have another chance to see this exquisite scene. Children are the first out, and they run frantically towards the...
Mason Anderson was a pioneer in spaceflight. His trip into space was designed to open the door on a new era of enlightenment in society.
Two old friends meet again after several years. Both have lost so much and find a bond with each other.
Ralph goes to the dentist and discovers a whole world of creepy crawly bacteria lurking, not only in his own mouth, but in the mouth of every woman he may kiss in the future. To kiss, or not to kiss?
The boys had a particular task but couldn't agree how to do it. What does father do? He tells them a story of a novice sailor have trouble with ropes.
Psalm 1 is the introduction to all the 150 psalms. The psalmist contrasts the fate of the righteous with the fate of the wicked.
This is a story about a woman who is unhappy with her life. She forms a strange relationship with her reflection in a very special mirror.
This Hub takes a look at the best way to smack the ugly face of procrastination with the spirit-empowering Word of God.
The Covid-19 is an alien invasion cover up in which our bodies are used as an host for an alien called Corona from a nearby planet called Earth!
Three flash fiction stories on the theme of war, exploring bravery, despair, resilience and consequences. Is battle as glorious as it is claimed, or merely a catalyst of destruction and human misery?
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an operating room? This story will tell you about a typical day for a circulating nurse in the operating room.
Once there was a lonely farmer who decided to go fishing one day. He wore a shawl around his head to save from being bitten by mosquitoes and other bugs and carried a long fishing net. When he reached the river, he cast his net but caught nothing....
Jesus came to earth with four names Isaiah prophesied 700 years before His birth. He was the embodiment of all the names once He was born. Even today, He can be identified by those names.
A true story about two young lovers who knew they had been together in other incarnations. They felt a strange attraction from the minute they laid eyes on each other! But being together before did not solve all their problems, there was still work to do!
A young insurance sales person receives an invitation in the mail, but it's too formal to be from a new prospect. Having recently lost her parents, she finds it an enlightening encounter, but the stranger has the most to gain.
God created season for many reasons. The seasons come in cycles offering variety, and understanding and appreciating God's order of nature.
This Fan Fiction story could apply to a woman or a man who loses their life partner, particularly at a young age. The difficulty of working through grief, particularly with young children is explored.
I’m thrilled that breakfasts are in again. As a fan of hearty breakfasts, I savour every moment of them. Whenever possible I try to eat in peace, enjoying the flavours and different textures.
Monsters, ghouls, or even scared of the dark? You name it! Know how to write a quick, short horror story with these simple tips.
Many Christians use Psalm 46:10 as a type of contemplative prayer, but is this correct when considering the context? This verse can still be a comfort for Christians, but for the right reasons.
Flash fiction. The food baron specialized in love potions, but he definitely didn't appear available to a town a hungry women. But every man meets his match.
Understanding the nature of forgiveness might be the difference between letting go of unforgiveness, or keep holding on to it. With that in mind, here are nine Bible quotes about forgiveness that describe nine qualities of true forgiveness.
This short story is an mashup alternative ending to the short stories No One’s a Mystery by Elizabeth Tallent and Teenage Wasteland by Anne Tyler, based on the song Carousel by Linkin Park.
Barnabas’ giving shows his heart, as does Ananias and Sapphira’s. God loves a cheerful and humble giver.
Christians are as subject to the temptations of the flesh as other people. And like other people, they sometimes find themselves in a wrong relationship they know they should have avoided. What then? How does one deal with the hurt of the break-up that seems inevitable? Is it too late to save marriages where partners are broken from betrayal?
The story of Dinah causes anger especially in women and encourages them to speak out on behalf of the many abused women in different cultures. Her rape and her silence are evidences of injustice.
Love is something that almost every person would experience at some point in their life. It is truly an amazing experience and your first love is something that will be in your memory for the rest of your life. Here is a love story similar to the story of Cinderella we know so much about.
After a quarter century together, Ben and Kim find that their love has died. Their marriage is at a standstill and both decide on their own to seek love elsewhere. Individually, both desperate for change and wanting to find love, they each begin an affair.
Six titles seem adequate in a tribute to a good mother, one title for each letter in the word MOTHER. Find suggested words here, and make it a family project. Your creativity will make her proud.
Most people love receiving blessings from God. Did you know God gives two kinds of blessings? Do you know what they are?
A look at a story drawn from the myths and legends of ancient Greece - that of a contest between three goddesses, and the judgement made by a seemingly simple shepherd.
Friendships are one of our major sources of joy and well-being. Sadly, often those most in need of its solace, present themselves in a way which proves smothering to those they approach. Equally painful is the belief in friendships being sold rather than offered.
Why do spiders weave and why do spiders have weaving silk? This legend might give you the reason why spiders continuously weave their web.
This articles explores why Jesus often spoke in parables, instead of simply saying, in a direct way, what he wanted to say. Was the "indirect" approach best for conveying what He wanted to say?
People spend far too much time trying to figure out how to make people happy and comfortable. Sure, you can get ahead by impressing people; but it is far more fun to get ahead using intimidation and other nefarious tactics to make people...
Post-feminist revolution, 1950's housewives carry a certain amount of hip kudos. Now that we have equality (or a facsimile thereof) we don't have to be on the defensive anymore. We can wear a stiff, full skirt, vintage aprons, masses of lipstick, absurd hair and play at having afternoon teas and being as ultra-feminine and retro as we want.
There are three attributes ascribed to God and only to God. They are omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Each one is different. So, how are the different?
Among Tony’s three best friends is Boris, a recent Russian Immigrant who has a bone to pick with the mayor. He attempts to even the score over a dog pooping citation using tactics from back home.
This is a story I wrote to accompany a sketch my brother did. He's not yet read it. Hope he likes it!
This piece of flash fiction was written in response to a photo prompt competition. I was drawn to the photo and felt the need to write something. "Mine, Mine!" is what I came up with.
What happens when a kind, generous, compassionate soul (who happens to have a naughty online alter ego) decides to enter into the filthy world of politics? She gets hacked into pieces by moralistic politics and fake news. Good is stronger than evil, and strong character isn't measured by derision.
A lot of people don't realize that there are two separate feeding miracles in the gospels. There is the feeding of the five thousand in Jewish territory and the feeding of the four thousand in Gentile territory.
The most evil people in history surely didn't think of themselves that way, yet they committed atrocious acts. What is it about human nature that allows this to happen?
War has been waged and Char Shockum is the last man standing between the monstrous invaders. However, this battle is not what it seems to be. Char may have another enemy to fear. One he can't see.