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.
IN A STILL MOMENT outside the village of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Civil War photographer Christopher Grant looks on the peaceful fields and orchards through the viewfinder of his camera and senses that this morning, the morning of July 1, 1863, is the day the Union Army and General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia will meet. His job as famed photographer Mathew Brady’s assistant is to capture the images that will immortalize the carnage of war. After trailing the Union Army for two years, he is tired of the stench and sights of blood and death, and he wonders how many more thousands of pictures will be needed to portray the hideousness of war. His heart yearns to return home to his fiancée, Anne McCarthy, but he doesn’t know if she has remained faithful to him, or given her love to another.
When Alan, his friend and fellow photographer, is killed and Christopher is wounded, his faith in God is shaken. Why would God allow such atrocities to occur? What would Annie say when he returned to her with injuries and a mind scarred by war?