Creative Nonfiction

Summer

Summer 1920 1276 Jeremy Lane

The sun is forcing mid-morning light through the curtains by the time your eyes are open and the whir of the air conditioner is the only sound. What time is it?…

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Hold Tight To Hope

Hold Tight To Hope 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

Though You say You’re with me always, I feel left high and dry. You brought me so close to sweetness and then snatched it away and slammed the door on…

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Hosanna

Hosanna 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

What did the people think, as they saw You heading towards the Jewel City? What did they believe they would see? The survival of Your people? The placement of a…

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First Day

First Day 1920 1280 Jeremy Lane

The alarm on the window sill begins to fade in and you slowly come to life and roll onto your back. You didn’t sleep well, or at least enough, because…

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Every Day

Every Day 1920 1280 Jeremy Lane

The truth is, the sun will rise one morning somewhere in the future and before it sets you will have taken your last breath as a human being on this…

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4:30 a.m.

4:30 a.m. 1920 1213 Jeremy Lane

It’s 4:30 AM. Somewhere a baby is sleeping. Somewhere a single mother is lying awake, asking God how she’s going to pay the rent. Somewhere a man is leaving for…

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Quiet

Quiet 1260 709 Jeremy Lane

It’s funny to see them moving around, half-asleep and murmuring, because you so rarely get to during the week. They pull their clothes on and slump at the breakfast table…

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So, What Now?

So, What Now? 1920 1279 Robert Alan Rife

Recently, I spent words lamenting my egregious fall from grace. It was egregious in the sense that I had all the tools at my disposal for such a thing not…

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How A Dry Drunk Dries Out

How A Dry Drunk Dries Out 1920 1280 Robert Alan Rife

Alcoholism is a persistent talker. It’s a playground bully, unsatisfied unless fists are drawn and blood flows. The drunken uncle whose continuous taunts to pull his finger are more about…

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The Difference a Year Makes

The Difference a Year Makes 1685 1071 Robert Alan Rife

(Disclaimer: contains mature language and themes.) This time last year, my wife and I were photo-whoring and shaking fairy dust out of our heads. We had just returned from a…

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The Wind Blows Where It Wishes

The Wind Blows Where It Wishes 1920 1280 Tadhg Jonathan

I was recently fortunate enough to spend some time on the Isle of Iona. Here’s one reflection as I look back: I’m on the beach, near the water’s edge, and…

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Sweet Light of Life

Sweet Light of Life 2791 1873 Sarah Rennicke

You saw it all. You watched it unfold, the tiny corners of my heart begin to fall. You even coaxed me to trust You with the places where I was…

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