C.cada Flash Fiction Exercise

C.cada is a community for Christian artists to get together and practice their art work whether it be writing, painting, pencil drawings, water-color,  photography, wood carving, musical/instrumental, fabric art, etc.  Pastor J of Lillie-Put is the founder of C.cada (Cornerstone Christian Artist Day Apart).  Pastor J gave us a flash fiction writing exercise in which we could choose one of the three photos he displayed as prompts and write a short story 200 words or less.   Pastor J will be posting other stories at Lillie-Put  sometime in the future.  This was the prompt I chose.

Sunset Prayer

Sunset Prayer

His Promises

By Deb Maciorowski


I could no longer wrap my mind around the recent events. Inconsolable and unable to fathom what transpired less than forty-eight hours ago. Would I ever understand? How could I?

As I walked along the path my mind was flooded with His words. ‘I’ll never leave you nor forsake you, His enduring love, He is faithful till the very end, My grace is sufficient …’

“STOP, JUST STOP!!!   I know what Your word says but really, God? Why? So young and her whole life ahead of her and now, she’s gone…”

“Child, I know you don’t understand! But what you need to know is her smile touched the hearts of many souls. Souls that might not have ever known Me. People often wondered how she could be so happy. Her answer emphatically was, ‘I have Jesus in my heart, don’t you?!’ ”

“But, Lord, why my baby girl?”

“Whose, then? Your sister’s, your neighbor’s, or the sweet little one in the bed next to hers? You see, I heard your cry for mercy the other night. ‘Lord, take her before it gets really bad. Don’t let her suffer.’ ”

I knelt and prayed, “In Your strength then, not mine, Lord!”


About debbestillandlisten

Worshipper and follower of Jesus Christ. God has given this Christian the privilege of loving and caring for my amazing son. I absolutely love to worship our Lord and Savior and to be in His presence; there is nothing better!
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10 Responses to C.cada Flash Fiction Exercise

  1. Chei says:

    Sounds so true and the pain that we feel then is indescribable. I was challenged by my auntie when she lost her son and she had been helping orphans and obeying God, she simply cried and said ‘ I will be quiet before you God for your ways aren’t mine and I am really mad at you’


    • Thanks, Chei for stopping by and sounds like your aunt is a great woman of faith! I am grateful that my God, the one true God, comforts us in times of sorrow for He knows exactly what your aunt felt. I have a son and I can’t even imagine what she experienced!

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  2. Ben Nelson says:

    Powerful Debbie – doesn’t sound like fiction – sounds like experience.


  3. Beautiful told Deb! Good job!


  4. Reblogged this on Lillie-Put and commented:
    One of the latest stories out of C.cada


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