The previous year hadn’t been kind to her. Her hope and persistent self-preaching led her to believe that the new year would be different. It would hold a kinder story. However, the first two weeks had already fired the first shot in the battle raging within her – the battle between reality of this worldContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Short Story (2021 First Paragraph)”
Lucidity is lost, fading with memories of better times. She is a fragment of who she was – a vibrant girl she used to know, stolen by unexpected grief. Simple plans have vanished. She blinks as nothing comes to mind, but her uninvited reality of darkness. ©Raelyn Pracht 2020
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will comeContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: A Place for You (2017)”
Perspective can be defined as “the faculty of seeing all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship.” As Christians, we don’t have to look at our symbolic chains or circumstances. Paul was a great example about perspective. Shackled and in chains, Paul doesn’t wallow in sorrow for his circumstances. He sees what is happeningContinue reading “THROWBACK THURSDAY: Perspective (2016)”
This is probably my favorite piece I have ever written using a specific word and word count.
Tonight I saw something silhouetted against the twilight sky. Its stretched out wings spanned widely. The creature flew and perched itself on top of the light post I was standing under. It was a beautiful owl! I stood frozen in awe as I looked up meeting its stare. Its golden, wide eyes looked down atContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: The Owl and I (2014)”
Driving down the highway yesterday, a sudden surge of brake lights caught my attention. It wasn’t an accident or traffic which caused the sea of bright red to appear. It was hard rain, which seemed to come out of nowhere, catching all of us by surprise. The sky had a few clouds scattered throughout it,Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: BEYOND THE CLOUDS (June 2021)”
By the time Patricia stepped outside into the brisk Virginia air, the leaves were already on fire. She smiled sheepishly at the memories swirling inside her mind and heart. She pulled the crocheted shawl, irregularly shaped from her first attempt at the craft, tighter around her shoulders. Stepping off the wrap-around porch and following theContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: FALLING LEAVES, WARM MEMORIES (A Snippet from a piece written in 2020)”
Restless souls dance beneath the weight of the earth, which smothers them until their last breath dances to Heaven.
She passed the few houses between hers and the end of the street. Turning the corner, she looked up, noticing the beauty of the early morning sky and how the clouds sat in such a way to remind her of the coast. A slight breeze brushed her skin and left a scent of salt waterContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: THE CHAIR (untitled story start circa 2018)”