Ebola: Three Ways to Mitigate Your Worry

Posted October 18, 2014 By Elisa

We aren’t fully panicking yet. But as an infected man went through our token international airport a few miles off, I am beginning to hear the stirring speculations: Is it possible that maybe Ebola carries through the air? Could these germs have flown up route 28, turned west on Waxpool, and hit the iPod-zoned-out jogger […]

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Do Something: Make STOPPING Ebola Go Viral

Posted October 18, 2014 By Elisa

  Before she settled in Washington state with her husband and two daughters (one of which was recently adopted from China), the author of this post, Rebecca, used to work on mobilizing our church with me to care about what was beyond them. I was blessed to learn some great leadership skills from Rebecca and […]

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These Brave Birds: A Very Clever Story

Posted October 17, 2014 By Elisa

This short story was prompted by the following image:   Winter came upon them like a rainbow; their minds had been dancing in preparation. Finally they found themselves in the “Coughing Lair” as they called it, cigar fumes so rich and red.   Taking their seats they wondered, “Why do all these fellows always think […]

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Joe’s New Bed: A Short Story

Posted October 10, 2014 By Elisa

This short story was prompted by the following image:     Joe’s New Bed His clean-cut world had been transformed, now shocking lit and stale with color. Even the newfound friendlings were over-the-top raucous, especially the stubby, multi-legged creature.   “Why Joe, your eyes are so watery you’re gonna drown the lot of us.”   […]

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(Note: The two below stories are inspired by this image) (The first short story of the week) Halo-Shoe Narrative #3427   There wasn’t ever the sweet grass prairie when she dislodged her aviators. Dee always found herself somewhere fantastical: a foreign landscape, some pounding club, or a colonist’s ballroom. She’d sigh, hike-up her stockings, and […]

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When I was a kid, my family used to host exchange students from Japan. I thought it was funny that our students would hold two fingers up in a peace sign for pictures, an equivalent “say cheese for the camera.”  Later, though, I read this is considered the peace sign because it meant “V” for […]

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Short Story: Rejected

Posted September 19, 2014 By Elisa

(Note: this following image is the prompt for this story)   He had melted into the bed for an hour by now, surely. Actually, it could have been hours, thirty of them. Those decades had passed in a blink, would he know if the hours had played the same game?   The sun was a […]

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Short Story: War Legs

Posted September 12, 2014 By Elisa

(Note: this above image is the prompt for this story)   War Legs Run. Run faster.   They galloped east. They skittered west. Now they trampled south.   Let those legs fly!   It always got tricky when they ran south. The dark trees spiked from the ground, a landscape barren but full of what […]

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Be Intentional: Seize The Day Bucket List

Posted September 6, 2014 By Elisa

Do you have a “Seize the Day” list? Or a”Before I Kick the Bucket” list? A “Live Life Intentionally “list?   I ran across mine the other day. I still haven’t milked a cow, but surely someday I will receive that blessed opportunity from somewhere (like a farm, but it is probably more likely that […]

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