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The Cross

The Cross, a short story by Jacob Andrew Wilson   1 Prologue It was a normal church gathering: worship, talking, worship, talking, worship. People greeted one another with smiles, they closed their eyes a lot, their spirits were lifted. Yet in that final stretch of worship—as if to emphasize the sermon—amidst sounds of exasperation and exultation, it happened. The sermon was about repentance that day; grappling with the sin inherent in our hearts. What are we without God? The preacher kept repeating. What are we without God? That Sunday a… Read more The Cross


*This is like the first piece of fiction I’ve written in years. Hope you like it.* Fake spiders lined the walls, the Beckerman family’s way of getting into the holiday spirit. This was really unsuccessful and rather than creating that frightening aura, it brought about that smell of the Halloween costume store–a plasticky, musty smell from a place that somehow manages to stay open 365 days a year despite having a month long busy season at best. Andy ducked his head to avoid the fake spider webs as he entered… Read more Holloween