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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Where Angels Fear to Tread (not about the book) (09/08/11)

TITLE: Supernatural Instincts
By Hiram Claudio


“Mommy, I can’t sleep”

Little Billy Angel had just finished a long day at the 1st Angelic Academy on Heaven’s upper eastside. He should have been tired.

“What’s wrong Billy?”

“I’m afraid to fall asleep. Afraid I’ll have nightmares.”

His mother looked at him puzzled, “Nightmares about what?”

“About school stuff. What if I don’t make it or I’m not good enough? What if I don’t do well in flying class? Who ever heard of an angel that couldn’t fly right? What if I fly into trees or buildings?”

His mother did her best to just smile and hold back the snicker she felt, “Billy, you’re an angel. If you flew into a building, you’d fly through it.”

“Oh yeah. But what if I don’t make it in praise class? I’ve heard the other kids singing and some of them are already so good; they sound so amazing. What if I’m not good enough?”

Billy started to cry. His mother just held him, letting him rest in her arms for a little while. After some time passed she tried to encourage him.

“Billy, like I said, you’re an angel. You were created to be an angel. You’ll be fine in all those areas. Just move, walk, and even fly and sing in what you were created to be. You were created to be a source of glory and praise to the Master. It’s why you exist.”


“Yes sweetheart. Just like what the Lord tells the humans on Earth. He tells them they were created to give God praise and for good works. They were not created to mess up and neither were we. So we all need to make choices to walk in ways that line up with the purpose God created us for.”

“Is it really that easy?”

“It can be. You see Billy, when you make good choices; it’s easier to make more good choices. They’ll build on each other. When you make bad choices, well … then it gets a little harder. So just follow what’s natural for you Billy and you’ll be fine.”

“Is it the same for the humans?”

“Unfortunately, it’s not. For them it’s a little more complicated. You see, a long time ago, the first human made a really bad choice and forever changed what comes natural for them. So now for them to follow their natural instincts is not a very good idea.”

“Oh wow! What can they do?”

“They can give their hearts to the Lord and accept His sacrifice for their lives. When they do that, He gives them a new nature. So they then have the power to choose to follow it. I guess you can say they now need to follow their supernatural instincts.”

“Hmmm. I think I understand. So I’ll be okay mommy?”

“Yes dear, you will. Continue to make good choices, ones that line up with the reason you were created, and you’ll be fine. You will still face tough days or challenges for sure. But do that, my little angel, and you’ll never have a reason to be afraid.”

“Thanks mommy. Just one more question. Did an angel ever mess up as bad as that first human did?

“One did, a very long time ago. But that’s a story for another night. It’s late. Goodnight my darling.”

“Night mommy.”

His mother leaned over, kissed him, and tucked him in under his blanket. As she left the room quietly, Billy peacefully drifted off to sleep.

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C D Swanson 09/16/11
Sweet story with a good message. I liked the exchange between the mother and child. Nice Job! God Bless~
Glynis Becker09/17/11
Such a sweet conversation with lots of little truths to be had. Very nicely done!
Patricia Turner09/17/11
A wise mom. You did a good job on her character and on the dialog between the two.
marcella franseen09/18/11
A very sweet, well-written story. The dialogue seemed natural. Good job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/19/11
This is a sweet story. As humans it's really hard to picture angels and what they might be doing and thinking. This is a creative story that would help children understand at a level they could relate to.
Pamela Weeden09/20/11
I liked this story. I thought the dialogue worked well and relayed a strong message
Linda Goergen09/20/11
Charming little angel story, good concept - would make a cute little Children’s book and could have sequels with Lucifer’s fall and the plan of salvation for human's explained to the little angel. Enjoyed!
Noel Mitaxa 09/20/11
I agree with the children's story idea, because there is so much new-age stuff about angels, and it would be a nice balance.
Cori Mann09/21/11
This is a sweet well written story. I love how you wrote the communication between the mom and child.
well done!
God bless