October Wrap-Up

Happy Reformation Day, friends! Five hundred years ago today, a guy named Luther got busy with a hammer and started the Protestant Reformation. He challenged the heresy of the Roman Catholic church by nailing his ninety-five theses to the church door at Wittenberg. It was a small flame that kindled a huge fire. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives in the fight for religious freedom. Today we celebrate their sacrifice, and God’s abundant grace in strengthening and keeping them. Through His grace he preserved their teaching and heritage in such a way that even we, today, can say […]

Writing Prompt

Writing Prompt Wednesday #1

Today I’m trying something different for the first time. My plan is to write a post crammed with writing inspiration every Wednesday. I will include two dialogue prompts, two text prompts, a picture prompt, and a song that inspires me to write. I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Let me know if one of these prompts tickled your imagination! Dialogue prompts #1 “You look like you’ve got a chip on your shoulder.” “I do. It’s called Johnny. I feed it cookies every once in a while. #2 “Where on earth have […]

Character Andrew

Character interview – Andrew Lucas

Today is a sad day for me. With this character interview, I will finish my work on Giddy’s story. I’m going to miss the characters so much! But, as Doyle suggested last week, I can always just write a sequel. *cue the dance of the plot bunnies* Today’s interview is slightly different than the previous three. Andrew is not a very talkative guy, and he asked very nicely if I could rather write him a letter. And, because Andrew is a nice old fellow, I agreed. (Also, because I want you guys to wonder why he doesn’t like speaking, so […]

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Character interview – Jacob Nathaniel Doyle

Have you been wondering about the title of Giddy’s story? Me too, my friend, me too. Fortunately I got some heaven sent inspiration before I had to send it in last week. Thus, it was named ‘Uncles and Outlaws.” Early Saturday morning I sent it in, and during the weekend I almost chewed my fingernails to the bone. Fortunately, it was accepted! I am now officially one of the hundred writers that will be pestering you to buy a huge anthology in order to break a Guinness World Record. Today I’m having another interview with one of the characters from Uncles and […]

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Character interview – Hannah Tucker

Good news! Giddy’s story, the one I’m writing for the World Record attempt, is finished at last! I still have to edit some small things, but other than that it’s ready to be submitted. Oh, and of course I still have to find a title as well. It’s time for a character interview again, and this time I had a chat with Hannah, Giddy’s ma. The interview Writer: Afternoon, Hannah! So nice to see you again. Hannah (with an elegant curtsey): Afternoon, Margaret! How’d you do? (notices the audience) Afternoon, folks. W: I’m fine thanks, how’re you?” H: I’m good […]

Character interview – Giddy Tucker

Who’s Giddy? Gideon Jonathan ‘Giddy’ Tucker is the narrator of the short story I’m writing for the Guinness World Record attempt. The interview Writer: Morning, Giddy! Say hello to the ladies and gentlemen. Giddy (removes his hat and smiles brightly): Mornin’, folks! Here are some cookies that Ma sent, miss Terblanche. W: Thanks, kid! So, Giddy, I told you that we’re having an interview today, right? G: Yes, ma’am. W: Are you ready? G: Of course, ma’am. Fire away! W: Alright, so first off, tell us a bit about yourself. How old are you? Where do you live? Do you […]

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We’re trying to break a world record!

One anthology, one hundred writers. I am part of a group of 112 writers that are trying to break the Guinness World Record for most authors contributing to an anthology. The previous record is held by a group of fifty people. We are trying to publish an anthology of a hundred stories by a hundred unique authors. The publisher and brain behind the whole operation is a South African from the Western Cape! I’m super excited to participate in this event (and it’s totally not just because I think the certificate would look cool on my bedroom wall. Come on, […]

The Tired Man

The paint was tired and looking for a fight by the time Bruce rode into Alvareza that afternoon. The town was quiet as he went up Main Street, sitting tight in the saddle and feeling the people on the sidewalks stopping and staring, their eyes boring holes into the back of his blue shirt. They would notice the dusty horse, the notched gun, the callous set of his shoulders. He never could figure out the uncanny way these small town folk could know a man for what he was at first glance. Across the street a man in a suit, […]


The beggar only sat on the corner of Baker and Delaney for one single day, but people never really stopped talking about it. Nobody exactly knew where he came from, which was rather strange, in a town as small as Ruthermere. He was just there one morning, huddled in an old grey blanket. He sat with his back against the northern fence of the old Delaney Public Park. He wore a grimy old army coat, and his hair was the colour of dirty suds, and the skin of his hands, neatly folded on his lap, was like some kind of […]