Stories, Essays, Poems, all pointing to JOY
Category: <span>1. Short Stories</span>

Moving On

Willie Smith looked at the computer screen and smiled. He was quite pleased with the balance in his money market account. But it did remind him of a couple of points. First was where he could invest it. Second, and more urgent, was how the Valley was going to react …


I Phillip Harrison had met the priest only once, briefly. That accidental meeting resulted in some very positive results; well, from Phillip’s perspective it was positive. It began a series of events that produced the box of papers he was carrying. He stepped up on the porch of the little …

Rain Dance

(About 1630 words/ 7-10 minutes read time.) Inspiration is an odd thing: I was reading the reviews online for a pair of shoes and found a review written by a mom who had bought the shoes for her son. She was praising the shoes for being waterproof sneakers. I wondered what her son thought.

The Fifth Commandment

(About 12,575 words/ One hour read time.) The story of King David is one of the great stories of history. This retelling is from the viewpoint of Prince Jonathan, the son of King Saul. It examines the relationship of Jonathan and his father, asking how to obey the 5th commandment when one’s father is not very honorable. While it is very long, I do hope you enjoy it.