With Eyes Closed
by captured.by.wonderland reviews
...Maybe it's not surprising that I don't dance with my eyes closed anymore.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/7/2009
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Right There: A Story of Friendship reviews
20 year-old Riley is falling fast into depression as her mother's illness gets worse and home life gets messy. While at the beach one morning she meets a person who changes her life forever.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 25,140 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/26 - Published: 9/30/2019
Before Tomorrow Comes
Tom, a depressed and insecure 19 year old must care for his paranoid and morbidly obese mother while working to support both of them with little resources. He slowly opens up to his neighbors while trying to keep his head above water to fix the dysfunction he lives in.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,458 - Published: 6/26/2018
The Other Side of the Moon
An American girl befriends and grows up with her new and exquisite Catholic neighbor from Austria who teaches her that life is more than what she sees. Time passes and as adults they reconnect and start a ministry for the homeless as they both work through their own issues together. Rated T for mentions of family dysfunctions and abuse.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,750 - Published: 1/7/2018
Analogy of the Trees
Based on some thoughts I had this morning while driving past some trees on the highway. The trees don't worry when it is time to die. Trees don't panic and pray their leaves don't fall off. A little food for thought from what I believe Jesus said to me in my heart. Short prose piece.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Published: 10/9/2016 - Complete
Stolen -- A Springdale Youth Story
Diondre's new neighbor becomes the victim of vicious gossip told by an old rival. There is an upcoming neighborhood welcoming party hosted by Diondre's parents, but everyone is opting out due to the stories heard.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 578 - Published: 10/7/2016
On the Shore reviews
A girl visits the beach on a lonely night and finds out she isn't as alone as she thinks. Short story/one shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 671 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/27/2015
Peanut Butter Beach House (A Springdale Youth Story) reviews
Diondre is leaving the small town of Springdale for the first time and is traveling all the way to Florida to spend the summer with his Aunt and Uncle, and of course evangelism is on his mind. But soon he finds it is rather hard to evangelize the locals or even his own family now that he is without his own trusty sidekicks from his church back home.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 14 - Words: 7,633 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/26/2014 - Published: 5/19/2014
Ray Ray and Them
14 year-old Charmaine is dreading her Uncle Ray's stay at her family's house for spring break. She'd rather be at the mall with her friends than out on the lake fishing for catfish and listening to her uncle's old "Bible stories". Christian fiction.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,061 - Updated: 6/23/2014 - Published: 6/22/2014
The Clown on Bonnie Road (A Springdale Youth Story)
Da'Quan is in for the summer of his life when he and a few friends find a clown car parked right in their very own neighborhood with a website link on the side. Suddenly the idea of inviting the clown to perform at their church's VBS comes up. Can they pull it off? Christian life fiction.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,807 - Updated: 6/19/2014 - Published: 6/18/2014
Rudy's (A Springdale Youth Short Story)
Carlos and James are called upon to pick up some important church documents from a partnering church. On the way they get lost and frustrated and decide to step inside a small gas station-BBQ joint where they meet a man who is looking for something important himself. Christian fiction.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,382 - Published: 6/15/2014 - Complete
Da'Quan's Daycare (A Springdale Youth Story)
Da'Quan's Aunt, Emilia Daniels, is opening a daycare for children at her house. She's been planning and working towards it for months; between restless nights of praying and getting her house ready. Now all she needs are a few helpers. Da'Quan's not digging it at all. Will he change his mind after seeing his friends signing up? Christian life fiction.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 10 - Words: 5,834 - Updated: 6/10/2014 - Published: 6/2/2014
Jones's Blue Tuxedo
A rich young man named Jones has recently purchased a fine blue tuxedo...which soon becomes the famous star of a small New Orleans-type town by the name of "La Fromage Street". Set in early 20th century Louisiana during the hustle and bustle of all the birthing towns and shops and interest in film.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 864 - Published: 5/26/2014
At the Fair (A Springdale Youth Story)
Pastor Craig and the gang are headed off to the Springdale County annual fair where they meet a colorful array of people and of course chow down on crazy fried food! Christian-life fiction.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 660 - Published: 5/17/2014
Beneath the Tree (A Springdale Youth Short Story) reviews
Diondre and his friend Vinny are sitting under a tree with a cooler of club sodas and some books. Da'Quan and Patrick come up on their bikes wondering what they are up to and decide to chill with them. Soon the question of how we can"love others" comes up and Diondre throws in his two cents. Christian fiction.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 953 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/15/2014 - Complete
The Truck Driver and the Hitch Hiker reviews
Short funny story about a truck driver who lets in a...well, "interesting" traveling hitch-hiker-artist. Soon the truck driver finds that the guy he gave a ride to is more than he bargained for!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 542 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/2/2014 - Complete
The Mega Burrito (Springdale Youth Series)
Diondre's got his eyes fixed on a new burrito at Taco Peso and makes his brother take them both there. Along the way, he realizes he's got bigger issues than just a new burrito.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,138 - Published: 4/26/2014 - Complete