Monday, March 30, 2015
Short story -- Hope of Glory is free today in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites
Their father died and mom needed to work. To her young son she insisted, "hold her hand, Lester." And hold his sister's hand he did. They reached a certain age and a role reversal took place. Now it was sister, Linda, keeping her eye on her big brother who was heading in the wrong direction. Later, on his death bed, Lester is convinced there is no hope of glory for him. Little does he know of his sister's love and the power of prayer.
When writing Hope of Glory I thought of my own childhood and of my brother who, at a young age, became father figure to myself and my younger siblings. Fortunately for our family my brother did not take a wrong path but it is easy to understand how a young man might make some wrong choices given such heavy responsibility at too early an age.
In addition there have been many times throughout my life when I've been assured that the power of prayer is a force to be reckoned with. These are some of the influences which impacted on my writing of this short story. I hope you enjoy it.
Hope of Glory is a short story that dares to stand alone and it is free today in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites.
And you will find this story, along with eleven others, in short story anthology titled Social Studies, Book One - Dying to Be Popular which is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.