Guess what, friends? I have a new story out there! It was published by Every Day Fiction on March 1st, and you can read it right here. This is not my first time publishing with EDF, but the first time I’ve had a fantasy (fantasy-ish? Someone in the comments called it a parable, which may be closer) piece appear on their website.
This story began as an object. This one.
I was given this bracelet by my Great Aunt, who is also my pen pal, and a delightfully eclectic lady. I’ve always been oddly fascinated with holding it and playing with it. It has a very nice weight which I find comforting, and I’ve always really enjoyed the concept of angels, so one morning I decided I really wanted to write a story that incorporated both angels and beaded bracelets.
Each story I write takes me on a different personal journey, and this one was particularly meaningful to me. I’ve always struggled with the notion of how people can pray to angels for guidance and yet the answers they receive are vague at best. Doesn’t that make these heavenly beings seem a tad apathetic? Distant? Cryptic? But then I considered through this story that maybe an angel’s guidance is vague because it truly has to be. And how would it feel to be an angel in the position of wanting to be a more direct influence but being unable to?
Now, just to clarify, I’m not trying to put that theory out there as ‘truth.’ But working with this story definitely helped me investigate a sort of personal truth. I’m grateful to EDF for letting me share that story, and I hope that other people will find a version of truth (or even just a smile!) in it for themselves as well.