Stories tagged “faith”

  • To Whatever End

    Still now, the maiden asked, “And what would I do at this time for the cause of faith, Reverend?” “Obey your mother and your -” She turned. “Honor. I am to honor them, and this I will do for the first soldier that I slay o...

  • The Dime Museum

    Were it not for the time and the place perhaps a happier life could have been conceived, but it could never be. Born years ago into a family that was relatively well to-do had doomed him from conception. They didn’t need the money from his sale, ...

  • The Box

    Imagine this scenario. Someone sets a locked box on a table and says, “This box is full of kittens.” There’s no sound coming from the box, and you call attention to this. Greg smiles and hands you a book which chronicles the kittens&#...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Phone Call

    “Hello?” “Hey, Jud” He was instantly awake. “Maggs.” It was a statement, not a question. He hadn’t heard her voice in twenty years, but he recognized it in those two words. No one ever called him Jud but her. E...

  • An Opened Door (part one)

    “The key could not be used…” I whispered sadly. My gaze fell to the floor, but the eyes of all who had faith in me bore into my soul. All hope was gone now. Something that I had once thought to hold significant opportunities was noth...

  • An Opened Door (part two)

    How stupid I was to almost believe my words right then and there. I was older now, but I couldn’t call myself wiser. If I had wisdom, then I would have been able to use the key. It shined in the fleeting light of the sun that poured through windo...

  • An Opened Door (part three)

    But the people would still need someone. Clearly, the person they were looking for wasn’t me… Even so, how could I abandon them after all they had done for me and for each other? I searched for a hidden truth; some impunity or forgiveness for ...

  • An Opened Door (part four)

    I dared to look up. My gaze was fixed on the little wooden cross that hung on the wall across from where I stood. Jesus had sacrificed himself for the people he loved. Many had doubted him and wanted him dead, but he still suffered for them. It was s...

  • Those Jagged Shards

    I don’t really remember everything that happened that night they started. Everything is separated into jagged, cracked shards. Little bits of sounds, and touches, or pictures. They barely fit together. This happens each time It happens. Everythin...

  • eyes staring through the heart (Mature)

    She stands up in a posture fabricated with false pride. She hears the footsteps getting louder and quicken pace. she hears her name being called from the other side of the door. The other side she never wants to see. She pushed down the sleeves of her ...

  • Another Revelation (part 1)

    As I step back from a bittersweet environment filled with the various vices and virtues of humanity, I now realize all that the forces of evil tried to steal from me. If I had given in and erased myself completely from the face of the earth, I can’...

  • Another Revelation (part 2)

    Hence, I have come to accept the fact that in the end, each and every mortal being will have long since proven and exploited his or her own wickedness, whether intentionally or not. But even so, there will only be a few who thoroughly fail themselves. ...

  • coney island in december

    Coney Island in the off season. It’s gray and bleak, the rides wet from the rain, the lights turned off. Everything is in slow motion here. Time stops for hours and hours. Nothing bad can happen in this world. It’s so somber, yet so peaceful. It’...

  • The heavens opened

    God gives us light Education tells us this From parent to child Teacher to child We question his existence As we grow older, smarter We grow more aware of life’s struggles The world does not bow down to you Society is dying around us A god would not ...

    • Author: Blythy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Fast Flash

    At the beginning, only tiny beads of rain fell onto our bare shoulders as we danced slowly in the school courtyard. You and I had both agreed that the music in the hall was too loud, so we enjoyed the prom from a distance. You pressed me closer as the ...

  • In the First Inning

    God loves baseball. The Almighty has never missed a game, and not just Major Leaguers like the Yankees, Giants or even the Cubs. God has seen tee ball, little league, pony league, high school, college and the farm clubs. God has seen every game ever. T...

  • Mama

    Mama stood out there in the back lot long after all the others had left. Tears rolled down her cheeks and froze on her tattered collar. She’d never had a child her own, and not for lack of trying. She’d bedded nearly every man here at the m...

  • Cage Curtains (Mature)

    “I can’t believe The Oddity died, I just can’t believe it!” Mr. Averady fumed as he paced around his office. “He was our biggest attraction! Our best damn performer! What the hell are we going to do now?” Mr. Primros...

  • Faith

    For every wrinkle on my face, And every twinkle in my eyes, I like to sprinkle on the faith, But religions are full of lies.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Crossroads

    He weighed the two documents against each other. More than two thousand years with all their thickness in his left hand, and a mere three hundred in the right. Both the tome and the booklet were shaggy with wear, and both had a little list of ten items...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Prayer

    When he woke up, he found himself sweating bullets. Thinking about everything he had been going through. The room began spinning and Arash began to feel hot. He hopped out of bed and fell to his knees. “Maybe he can hear me.” He said to him...

  • Searching

    There’s this sentence That sits beyond a blockaded entrance It goes on never ended And yet it’s already gone Solid but blended Pallid and soft Acrid and stone With its feathers aloft Drifting away But always at home You can never stray ...

  • Faith

    “This isn’t fair! A choice between… this… and death is no choice at all!” I screamed at her. “If you didn’t want this, your body would have rejected the change,” she replied. “Yeah, and rapists tell...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Wolf

    There’s a seven foot tall wolf With dog-like legs Stepping upright Beneath the moonlight In the backyards Of shadows By stars Suppressing growls With a click Of human teeth grown into its jowls It’s sick And knows it Stoically standing Wit...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dawn

    The screaming had stopped at last. The Land Before the Forest was nothing but a black skeleton of charred, wooden bones still smoking in the pre-dawn half light. You took my husband. You took my soul. You took my innocence. Now, you will take nothing f...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5