By: Bekah Ferguson
I’m going to try something new.
Instead of writing a full-length novel and having nothing to share during the years it takes to complete it, I’m going to write and post one scene at a time. It will therefore be a short story series, each a “slice of life” snapshot, following the misadventures and discombobulation of April Sherman: a young girl being raised in a small town, fundamentalist Christian family in Canada.
Though this pattern may evolve over time, I’ve begun with several mind-maiming experiences of an existential nature. These stories are intended to be ironic and thought-provoking: they are not a critique of Christianity in general, but of harmful dogma. Some of the stories will explore the absurdist/nihilist worldview as well.
Each story will be one scene, though not necessarily in order, as April’s larger “coming of age” story unfolds. Each installment can be read as a stand-alone or as a series, your choice. My hope is to eventually have enough episodes for a novel.
“I wished to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it.”
~ Anne Brontë
*Please note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.