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What is 'Arables'?
‘Arable land’ is land suitable for the growing of crops. It is the basis
of most of our earthly food – fish not withstanding.
I decided to call this collection of short storiess ‘Arables’ because I hope and
I pray that some of the ideas and concepts in them may not fall on stony ground, but rather might
grow in the hearts and minds of the reader in ways to develop and strengthen their faith. And
also because it’s a bit of a play on the word ‘parables’.
They are inspired by the love of God and an open heart. They are not
intended so much to change what you believe, as to encourage you to think more about it. So
laugh, be moved, think and pray.
More from the author
A Song of Love
The Second Violinist had just struck the Piccolo player with a harp. In
fairness, it was not an unprovoked attack. The Piccolo player had been aggressively prodding the
Second Violinist in the stomach with a small instrument resembling a flute. However, this having
not achieved the level of satisfaction expected, the Piccolo player had taken a drumstick from the
Drummer and struck the Violinist on the...
The Smell at the Front
Who is welcome in your church?
Dan Richmond looked at the bundle of old clothes
heaped on the very front pew of Brackstone County Church and sighed a long, hard sigh. Not
because the pile of clothes contained lots of dirt; not because the pile of clothes contained
lots of wear and tear; not even because the pile of clothes contained a significant aroma of
unwashed sweat. No, the reason that Dan Richmond, Elder of Brackstone County Church, heaved
such a sigh was because the pile of clothes contained ...
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There are a number of stories in 'Arables'. The two presented here are
online and you can read them for free.
Just check out the table of contents and see what you are missing out on.