Yesterday after we had our new pastor over for an old-fashioned pot roast lunch, complete with my wife’s to-die-for homemade chocolate pie, I found myself weeping while I did the dishes.
The pie really was that good, but it didn’t make me weep. And the pastor wasn’t picking on me. Or at least, he didn’t make me cry.
Stephen Eley, Ken Scholes, and Edward Bear did that.
CSFF and SpecFaith folks, here’s one to use as a model. The story is science fiction. It’s A. A. Milne and ekphrasis like you’ve never imagined. I don’t know if Mr. Scholes intends the story to be specifically Christian or not. I don’t know if Mr Scholes or Mr. Eley are Christians, but I know that their work inspires me to be a better writers.
In the case of “Edward Bear and the Very Long Walk,” Mr. Scholes has inspired me to be a better person. You can stream the story online or download it here. IT IS FREE. If you like it, be sure to subscribe to Escape Pod. It is my new favorite podcast.
What are you waiting for? Go listen to this story.
- I’m sure most CSFF folks know about this podcast already, but just in case, I’m especially recommending it for Brandon Barr, DGD, Becky, Robert, and Chris.
- Other good episodes of Escape Pod were Friction, Flaming Marshmellows and Other Deaths, Bright Red Star, Sparks in a Cold War, and Neils Bohr and the Sleeping Dane.