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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Like a Fish Out of Water (10/24/13)

TITLE: No Air
By Cheryl Urek
10/29/13


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No Air

It squirmed and twisted and thumped its tail on the jetty. I looked into its glazed eye. The fish out of its home the sea would soon be dead. Dad picked it up off the jetty and placed it in the bucket with our one other catch.
ĎNot a bad size.í Dad seemed impressed.
I watched the fish Ė wasnít long before it stopped its writhing. It was dead.

Many years after I stopped fishing with dad I went to work as an English language teacher in the most foreign, weirdest county I could think of.
I read my bible every night and I pray Ė I talk to God all the time. But thereís a big thing missing. A Christian friend Ė or any sort of Christian. Any Christian at all. Thereís no church to go to, no one to pray with, no bible study group, no one to talk with. I feel closed in, like Iím suffocating. Itís sending me to be depressed for no reason.
No one can even understand it if I mention that Iím a Christian. I donít bother anymore, I keep it to myself. I feel oppressed though I donít need to be. Are there any other Christians anywhere in this whole country? Surely there must be someone. Or do they feel like me to? Too scared to say anything they stay at home. Or thereís no one anywhere that understands them? They fellowship with Jesus but otherwise by themselves.
Itís like Iím being crushed spiritually. Thereís a weird, heavy negative spiritual feeling over this country. I donít understand it.
All I know is that Iím dying. My air has gone.

Please father God if there are any Christians in this country at all please let me meet them. Let them bring air to me again.


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CD Swanson 11/01/13
Interesting pieces this week, and this was one of them. The need for Christian companionship/fellowship is certainly something we all need. But, should that be difficult, how amazing and wonderful to know we're not alone and He is always with us as He promised?

Good job.

God bless~
Joanne Sher 11/03/13
Great description - and analogy. Enjoyed this - and it made me think. Hard stuff for sure - but there is hope, which is encouraging. Thanks!
Amelia Brown 11/03/13
I could feel the narrator's longing, it awake my emotions and I feel like sharing a warm hug with that lonely soul...
Very nice piece and accurately written on topic. I pray the closing prayer gets answered.