This past summer, Anne Elisabeth Stengl (the author of the "Tales of Goldstone Wood" series) hosted a fan fiction contest, and I decided to enter a few days before the deadline. A dream I had about a school-type place with gardens inspired me to write "The Giving of the Flowers," a twist on Una's childhood (she's the main character in Heartless, the first book in the series).
Now, if you haven't read Heartless, this piece might give a little bit away...and it might not make as much sense. However, if you're a fan of the series (or just curious), you can read my entry here:
I didn't win or anything, but I'm really glad I entered so that it pushed me to write this piece and to try writing something different. =) I hope that it might encourage you or make you smile if you read it!
And if you're interested in reading more entries from this contest, Anne is posting one each Monday and Wednesday on her blog until all of them have been shared. Here are the links for the winners: 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. Lots of wonderful pieces! I'm very grateful God gives us stories through which to bless one another!