Outcast

This short story illustrates the thoughts and feelings that go through my mind every day as I suffer with social anxiety, and the comfort I daily receive from the Gospel. The dialogue in italics portrays this anxiety. What is it about silence that makes people so uncomfortable? I wonder this every time I talk to…

Ruth: Chapter 2 – Ruth and Boaz

There was a man named Boaz, a mighty man of valor, who was a relative of Naomi’s husband, Elimelech. Having no food, Ruth took it upon herself to gather food for Naomi so she could eat. She heard of the fields where the people could glean barley and of the mighty man Boaz. She was…

Identity

Disclaimer: Minor profanity in this short story. Today, if you ask me who I am, the only answer I can provide with certainty is my name. I’m an enigma; I’m not really sure I’m anybody, at least of any immediate significance. I’m just some unnoticeable blip on this plane of existence with no certain identity,…

Love Bears All Things

Every night, you visit me. Sometimes in dreams. Sometimes in nightmares. I dream of you as I wish things to be. We go on picnics, to Bible studies, praying together. Everything is as I desire. Then I dream of your loss—a nightmare of your inevitable rejection. It is deceitful, starting out as a dream as…