So as some of you may know, my current short story Never An Absolution is coming to a close, and thus it is time for me to choose yet another short story to post on here for you all’s reading enjoyment! I try to always make all my stories have some type of Christian moral involved in them, so yes, all three of these have some sort of moral to them which I have listed. However, I have three options from which to choose, and so I figured I’d let you all see the options and see if you have any preferences.
Option One: The Mission Ticket
Ok yeah that’s obviously a working title for right now. But onto the overview. This short story focuses on Wilbert Roylat, the spoiled crown prince of a fictitious world called Rentonsland. At thirteen, he is tired of his life, and goes to a forbidden train station, where he gets a ticket to a new world, to which the train will take him. However, there is one catch. If he ever wishes to return back to the world of which he came, he must fulfill the mission written on the ticket in a designated amount of time. In bold eagerness, he accepts the offer and takes a ticket, and finds that his mission… may not be as easy as he thought. Yet in youthful excitement, he shoves the thought aside as the train takes him to a new world, and a new city- known as New York City.
The moral in this story is gratefulness and being content, as Paul says in Philippians 4:11, “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”
Option Two: The Games Begin
This short story is a murder mystery focusing on the severely introverted Constantine Addington who is just attempting to “survive” a party at the lavish mansion of his employer when he finds himself caught up in a series of murders all happening to guests by some unknown assailant who is in fact, a guest himself. Constantine has to figure out who is behind this and why before time runs out… and the real survival game begins.
The moral of this story is trusting in the Lord, and He will guide your steps, as is written in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Option Three: Those With Wings
This final option focuses on two boys, Téras Trómos and Eilad Chári, who seem like normal boys. Both are sixteen and attend the same school, but that is where the similarities stop, at least to the casual observer. Téras is black haired, somewhat of a bully, and always avoids people at all costs. Eilad is white haired, popular and sweet, and is often the life of the party. However, there is one other small similarity between the two- they both have wings. The two are the only two who can see each other’s wings, but once again, they are different. Eilad has pure white wings, beautiful and untainted. Téras has the blackest wings imaginable, powerful and dark. Neither boy has any desire to change for the other in order to form a friendship, but that may be necessary in order to stop their greatest fears from coming to pass.
The moral of this story is doing good to your enemies, as Jesus says in Matthew 5:44, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
Well, those are the three options! Lemme know in the comments below which one you think I should do next! Thanks again for reading! God Bless!~C.G