Category Archives: Faithwriters Challenge

Infectious confession

(This piece was originally written for the Faithwriters.com Challenge – Topic:bug – but I missed the deadline. It is dedicated to the Newland Concert Brass and its Musical Director Paul McKelvie) Hi, my name is Steven and I have a … Continue reading

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Why should I do it?

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 9th March 2017 – Intermediate – Topic: Onerous – 2nd Place Six months ago I left behind congregational leadership to take on a new role within my denomination. I had asked for I change, but did not … Continue reading

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In a bit of a jam.

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 16th February 2017 – Topic: Jam – Intermediate: 2nd Place Maria found her Mummy kneeling on the kitchen floor surrounded by rubbish. “Mummy, what are you doing?” she asked. “I’ve lost my wedding ring,” Mummy replied. “I … Continue reading

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Busy enough

Faithwriters.com challenge entry – 9th February 2017 – Intermediate: 2nd Place– Topic: Busy (fiction) I soon got tired of hearing “I don’t know how I found time to work; I’m always so busy”. Retirement hadn’t worked out quite how I … Continue reading

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An unintended outcome

Faithwriters.com challenge entry 19th January 2017 – Intermediate – Topic: Brand – 1st Place Their arrival passed unnoticed; the rustle of the bamboo blind no different to any other breezy night. A tap on my shoulder just like my little … Continue reading

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Raison d’être

Faithwriters.com challenge – 12th January 2017 – Topic: Fresh start – 2nd Place The room gradually filled with a hubbub of conversation, old ties being renewed and new connections made. A couple of hundred representatives of charitable organisations had gathered … Continue reading

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Dream cruise?

Faithwriters Challenge entry 15 December 2016 – Intermediate – Topic: Daydream (15/12/16)  I decided to drink my diet cola in the sunshine, so I settled on a bench facing the river. As I sipped my drink, I heard voices approaching … Continue reading

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Just a cheery smile…

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 8th December 2016 – Intermediate – As easy as Pie – 3rd Place For as long as I can remember, I have been involved in Christmas carolling with The Salvation Army around the United Kingdom. As the … Continue reading

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Who wants to live in an ice box?

Faithwriters.com challenge – 3 November 2016 – Topic: Chill Soon after we moved to our new home, my sister and her family came to stay. One day, returning from an outing, she told us they’d been impressed by a message … Continue reading

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A clash of dates

FaithWriters.com Challenge 27/10/16 – Topic: CALENDAR  – 3rd place “I was here first. You’ve no right to push me out!” The voice was shrill, rising as it spoke. A deeper voice replied, slow and steady, “But I have the greater authority.” “Just … Continue reading

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