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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Police (10/12/06)

TITLE: Echoes Behind the Wall
By sharon thompson


Echoes Behind the Wall
Normal, yes that's what I would call it.Star Trek booming on
the TV and one kid in the bed with two to go. We never appreciate
the simplicity of serene life until it's to late.
I can still hear the echoes of their voice."Let's police the area
and search for evidence of what went wrong."
Yea I remember , how can I forget.
The door swung open with force that shook the wall interrupting the quiet of the
night. A look passed between us and I knew I was looking into the soul of the
devil himself.Drunk again,but that was the least of my worries. I was taunted by
evil not seen by the naked eye. The hair stood up on the back of my neck, telling
me it was time to make safe my kids. I hurried them into the other room, then
slowly made my way to the room where he stood.
I quickly swept the room with a wisp of curiosity only to hear,"LEAVE NOW"
from a voice that would even make the gates of hell shake.Think , what to do, I am
no match for this kind of power. I prayed oh God I can't be in this house and live
for you. MY answer ,You can't be in this house without me and live. I knew then my
very existence depended upon my faith.How much did I have, Soon to find out I
started back to be stopped in my tracks by the ringing of a gunshoot.
Not wanting to face the inevitable but my feet wouldn't stop, they reluctantly
carried me only to face the demon of my fear. My suspicions were real,why couldn't
I tear my eyes away from that horrid scene. Those words rang again in my ear,
LEAVE NOW. Why didn't I heed the warning?Now to late I have to protect my children
from this.But my body is not reacting fast enough to my mind, there they were all of
them staring, crying,screamin.It seemed time was elapsing without me,I stood
frozen,the police arrived, the medical team arrived, we were ushered here and there.
We were in one room waiting, while behind the wall we could hear echoes of
commotion, voices,questions."Let's police the area and search for evidence of what
went wrong."Didn't they know, evil had visited my home that night.Childre of
young ages from seven to fourteen saw how Satan could work that night.But they also
saw how the one's that live in faith live under God's protection.We could have been
the ones of Satan's attack but we were spared.
It has been a month since our life was Kicked off track. Star Trek is on the TV
and one of my kids is in bed while I have two left to go. We sit there in silence
and watch. The one that let the power of hell rule his actions is still in the hospital
with a hopeful outlook. I am depending on God to help my outlook as each day
passes.I depend on the scripture that tells me to sleep in safety.But all the while
once in a while,not all the time,but somethimes, I hear those echoes behind the wall.
They will echo for a long time reminding all that hear them stay close to God
because Satan can walk right in when you least expect it. Oh yea after uprooting
all my closets, dresser drawers and rooms, the police never found the evidence they
were looking for to prove what went so wrong,just looking in the wrong place I guess
it was a case of the soul.

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Jan Ackerson 10/19/06
If you're new to the Weekly Challenge, feel free to e-mail me for some hints on how to make your entry more "reader friendly". It's a bit tricky at first.
Lynda Schultz 10/23/06
Ditto the previous remarks. I was fascinated as I read through this - there is tremendous potential here - feeling and force. Keep writing.