Wednesday, April 3, 2013

a short story and a short not story

I have a couple of shorts that I have received for free that I will give a short review on.  The first is "Cultivating a Heart for Motherhood" by Joy Forney is a non-fiction short about dealing with motherhood using scripture to find the strength to make it through one more day.  This is only 33 pages long and takes less than an hour to read.  So think naptime.  This isn't the best writing in the world, but the message she is sending is a relief.  The website it came from seems like it would be a 'stay at home or you're going to hell' kind of site.  Sometimes it is, but mostly it is a ;granting permission; even, congratulating on a job well done' kind of site.  This is a good short for those feeling the strain of early motherhood.
"Broken Pieces" by TL Higley,, is a short story about a woman, Natalee, who works in a museum and meets who she believes to be a Roman soldier.  The soldier teaches her about God's grace regardless of how broken the person is.  The story is well written, but a little corny.  It is a good introduction to Higley's work. 

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