yet the people she left in the past made life-changing decisions based on their belief in her knowledge of future events.
Because of Lexie, Jim and Edna Bell decide to leave their comfortable home to face an uncertain future and the dangers of the Oregon Trail. Others travel the Trail with them because their belief in her is so strong.
Because of Lexie, Mary Bell Johnson knows her future will be impacted by the ugliness of the Civil War, yet she chooses to remain in Kansas with her husband knowing she may be widowed and left to raise her sons alone.
Because of Lexie, two brothers choose different sides of the conflict: one wears Union blue, the other rebel gray. As the war drags on, each wonders if he will survive the carnage to return home to rebuild a new life, or if he will die by his brother’s bullet.More info →
Images of death and destruction sear the mind of Civil War photographer Christopher Grant. He is tired of war and wants to go home to his sweetheart, Anne McCarthy, but wonders if she still waits for him. Will she be of the same heart when he returns to her from the battle of Gettysburg with wounds and a mind affected by what he has seen? In A Still Moment is a short story of faith and healing.More info →
Time-traveler, Lexie Logan, returns to the twenty-first-century after three months spent in 1857 Kansas territory. Will she obey the call of God on her life and go to Guatemala, or will the fear of serving in the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere, cause her to run again?More info →
Lexie Logan didn't realize how much influence she had . . . yet because of Lexie, the Bells decide to leave their comfortable home to face an uncertain future and the dangers of the Oregon Trail. Because of Lexie, two brothers choose different sides of the Civil War conflict. Each wonders if he will survive the carnage to return home, or if he will die by his brother's bullet.More info →
Lexie Logan thought she could run from God and, like the prophet Jonah experienced a life-storm of epic proportions. As she waits to speak to an advisor, she pillows her head on her arms in the library of Kansas State University in June 2014 and wakes up in the back of a Conestoga wagon in June 1857, four years before the Civil War. Kansas is not a state, women do not have the vote, and slavery divides the nation.More info →
Victoria Silverthorne needs answers
Nightmares of her parents’ deaths fifteen years earlier haunt Victoria’s dreams. During her search for clues, she discovers she has a paternal aunt and uncle in Denver who may be able to shed light on the mystery of her parents. Against the wishes of many, she travels from the safety of her life on the Texas Panhandle to Denver, and then on to the booming mining town of Silverton, Colorado, to find answers.
Antonio “Tony” Morales fears for Victoria’s safety. Travel in the late 1890s is fraught with danger, and he is afraid if Victoria leaves she won’t return. His fears multiply when he discovers one of Denver’s leading crime bosses believes Victoria’s parents left her a map to Spanish Gold. When Victoria sends for her palomino gelding, Dorado, and writes of her desire to visit her parents’ gravesites, Tony decides enough is enough. He has no intention of letting her go without him.
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“Dancing Hands” by Derinda Babcock
"Katrina in Wonderland" by S.E. Clancy
“When I’m Gone” by Angela K. Couch
“Night Dance” by Gretchen E. K. Engel
“Jane’s Update” by Carla Hoch
“The Dance of the Light Brigade” by Steve Hooley
“Fred and Ginger” by Steve Hooley
“An Economic Fairy Tale” by Susan A. J. Lyttek
“The Confession” by Kathrese McKee
“Teething Troubles” by Elizabeth Pina
“Save the Last Dance” by Linda Sammaritan
“Dancing in the Rain” by Marion Ueckermann
Proceeds from the sale of the anthology will be donated to the American Christian Fiction Writers Scholarship Fund. For more information, or to participate in upcoming Storming the Short Story contests, go to stormingtheshortstory.blogspot.com.More info →