The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved: Chapter 2

By Ellen Virginia Word Count: 7403 Rating: PG-13 (Account of the Crucifiction in the first person)   Summary: A reimagining of the account of the Resurrection from the perspective of the Apostle John. The cup. When had Jesus mentioned that before? It was that day, long ago, or so it seemed, when my brother and […]

Mantra

The old man, with his hands folded, said, “Hujoor! I’m a very poor man. My son, for days…”

Doctor Sahib lit his cigar and said, “Come tomorrow morning. I don’t see patients at this time.”

The Ravens

By Amanda Pizzolatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word count: 753 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A new fairy tale in the style of the old ones   Once upon a time, in a far away land, lived a king without any children. Desperate for an heir, he chose the sons of two of his […]

The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved: Chapter 1

By Ellen Virginia Word Count: 7403 Rating: PG-13 (Account of the Crucifiction in the first person)   Summary: A reimagining of the account of the Resurrection from the perspective of the Apostle John. I don’t understand. That was the only coherent thought I could grasp amid the tumult swirling in my mind. Seized with foreboding […]

The Hunt

Very occasionally a cursing warrior would be sent tumbling down the hill, their passage marked by the crashing of crushed stems and a cloud of snow dust. For the most part, however, the agile cat-men proceeded at a good pace.

The Pomegranate: An Original Fairy Tale

By Amanda Pizzolatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word Count: 652 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: An original fairy tale in the mold of Andersen and Le Prince de Beaumont. Once upon a time, in a faraway land, lived a sickly king and his three children. Sensing that his days were coming to an end, […]

The Confessional: A Treasure Unlocked

By Ashley Osmera Word Count: 1,263 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A fallen-away Catholic meets a priest who explains to him the treasure of the sacrament of Confession Steven cautiously opened the door of the church. It was obvious he hadn’t been there for some time, because he scanned the area for a […]

Inspireball Championship

By Amanda Pizzolatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word count: 1314 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: Divine inspiration is just a game–but a really intense game. “Well folks, welcome back to our Inspireball Championship! Jonah Godwin is back at the throwing mound; Joshua Godwin’s Angels are taking their places while Stan de Ville’s Demons are […]

Wooly’s Tale

By Elizabeth Fust Word Count: 728 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: The story of a Lamb and the Shepherds of Bethlehem. Wooly was having a bad day. All day long people had been traveling to Bethlehem. Lots and lots of people. Wooly didn’t know why so many people were coming to Bethlehem all […]

Mother of Sorrows

By Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie) Word Count: 1,078 Rating: PG for thematic elements involving the crucifixion Summary: Mary, mother of Jesus, holds his body in her arms following the crucifixion, and passionately recounts her feelings on all that has passed.   I’ve held my son in my arms today. It was so long since […]