Far Cry

14 Dec 18
Finding Life's Silver Sun

Sometimes, you don’t expect to be able to meet someone you have befriended online. Sometimes, you wish you could meet a friend you made online. Then, sometimes, it actually happens!

14 Dec 18
JP's Variety Hour

Blood tainted his hands; death lurked in every crevice of thought. Sea salt wafted over the rails, replacing the reality of a homeland redolent of jasmine and aster. The sun dipped below the horizon filling the sea with orange luminescence. This was his fate now. Vito Cielletto sighed and brought a flask to his lips, […]

14 Dec 18
Laura's Beautiful World

There is a sadness that has over time turned from an all-consuming pain to a dull ache throbbing in the background. Yet, as Christmas Day approaches, the volume of this pain is increasing at an alarming rate. Carols that Children sing While, with tears, my ears just ring With the echoes of the past. The […]

14 Dec 18
Prayer of Saint Ephrem

We have reflected on the brokenness of the body in sickness and death and seen the challenges to understand these problems in a balanced manner. In these reflections we have seen an image of theology that can understand that while God provides healing and answers to prayer with our desire to be granted relief from […]

14 Dec 18
Variety

Elvis Costello & the Imposters, “Look Now” (Concord) There are other Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who are Costello’s songwriting equal — blokes named Bob and Bruce come to mind — but none who’ve maintained such a consistently high level of lyrical and melodic invention over four decades or more. As a record-maker, Costello had pretty […]

14 Dec 18
Russia News Now

Google CEO Sundar Pichai denied allegations that the company was engaged in political censorship Monday at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Throughout the hearing, Republicans repeatedly claimed that the company was censoring search results to the detriment of right-wing viewpoints, while Democrats either denied the company’s censorship or justified it. The fundamental reality—completely […]

14 Dec 18
We Made It This Far Kid

Why hello there. Thought I’d do an update, it’s been a while. I’ve been back at work for 2 weeks now, on very short shifts with days off in between. My first day back was an odd one, I didn’t feel as terrified as I thought I would and at first it seemed fine. After […]

14 Dec 18
Life With No Bra!

So the house is sold and we’ve been staying with Mother in Law for the last couple of weeks while I work my notice – thankfully my employer has let me off some of my full 3 months notice, and so with some holidays I’m owed I actually finish next Wednesday.  From here we’ll be […]

14 Dec 18
STORIES BY XPANTHER

Feature Writer: The Curious Cat Feature Title: Vision of Heaven Uploaded: 05.01.2018   Vision of Heaven Follower of Christ, I challenge you to read what I have written until the end. If you are in the Light of Christ, what have you to fear? He walks with you in the shadow of the valley of […]

14 Dec 18
Wells Street Journal

Read this in the PDF Journal edition here My sister’s grandson disappeared about a year ago, because the universe is an utter bastard. They said he was last seen in Tulsa, Oklahoma and my sister’s first instinct was to ask, “Where’s Tulsa and what the ever loving shit was he doing there?” but really I’m […]

14 Dec 18
Wells Street Journal

Read this in the PDF Journal edition here Jane Davenport had moved into the realm of big pants and had never felt happier. They were basically the big, soft cotton ones that snuggled in under her belly button, looked like pink sacks and could double as dusters. A lot o’ wimen don’t put them on […]

14 Dec 18
thoughtsong7

“The memory of a single hymn [carol] learned in childhood has often proved decisive in the spiritual crises of later years.”~Historian Ernest Edwin Ryden   As much as I love all my churches that have adapted to the “Christian-band-stage-presentation” format, I still miss the formality of the church in which I grew up. I miss […]

14 Dec 18
J. Walters Press

Now I’ve read a lot of rhyming verse and even writ some too . . . but nothing as refined as this could I ever hope to do. Maybe it was the times . . . Maybe it was the rhymes . . . Maybe it was the ice in Robert’s brain. But here below […]